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Raw food treats for a cat

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by pennycat, Feb 8, 2021.


  1. pennycat

    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    C42F8380-CC56-4847-B5A7-0D044EC4B60F.jpeg Hi,
    I wanted to feed miss candy cane some tasty raw food occasionally as a treat. I was thinking a raw chicken leg or thigh. Is that appropriate? Would it replace a whole meal? Can she get toxoplasmosis from it? thanks in advance :)
    PS oops should probably have posted this in the cat nutrition forum - if anybody knows how to move it?!
     
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    Douglas’ Dad PetForums Senior

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    A moderator will move it. I’ll tag @SusieRainbow
    Gorgeous cat.
     
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  3. Rachey

    Rachey PetForums Junior

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    I think some of the raw food companies do raw treats (presumably freeze dried) - I know Purrform advertise these
     
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    Rachey PetForums Junior

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    Oh sorry, I thought you were feeding a raw diet and want to add in treats! I tried mine with chicken wings for a treat - I don't think there is any harm in it as long as its fresh and not a cooked bone but they might not recognise it as foo immediately. Mine didn't straight away and even when they did made a right mess throwing it all over kitchen trying to eat it! I just got feed dried treats and stuck to the occasional raw meal - they have no problems recognising the ground up meat as food
     
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    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    Thanks! Yes she normally gets fed tins or pouches, but I’d heard that a raw chicken wing is good for the teeth so am tempted to try it see if she likes it. As long as it’s not harmful :)
     
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    Rachey PetForums Junior

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    That's why I tried it too - I'm sure they'd get used to eating it. Mind did try to eat it but I couldn't handle the amount of raw chicken they were throwing about. I bought some commercially prepared raw food for this reason (still good for teeth I believe) and feed them this a couple of times a week then wet food the rest of the time :)
     
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    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    That’s maybe a better idea. Would avoid waste - not sure where I’d buy just one single wing & I don’t eat them myself! What brand do you buy?
     
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    Rachey PetForums Junior

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    I've tried nutriment(? - i think), purrform and luna and me. The purrform sachets are their favourite and easiest to handle although the cost puts me off. We don't have a local stockist and not a massive freezer to bulk buy and make the delivery worthwhile for how much I use. I liked Luna and me patties too and we currently have these.
    I don't recommend nutriment - only my opinion but I don't want the hassle of portioning up (it comes in 500g tubs I think) and never looked too fresh
     
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    Willsee PetForums Member

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    I’ve given mine raw chicken wings, you can get them from any supermarket in packs and then I freeze them individually and just defrost when required. Initially I would suggest removing the skin and cutting into the flesh so it makes it a bit easier for them to chew and do be prepared for a bit of cleaning up as it probably won’t remain in dish :rolleyes:
     
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    You can buy a few and freeze them.

    I once went to halal butchers and I don't want to generalise but they mostly cater for bigger families so when I asked for 5 wings the guy looked at me and said 5 kilos, yeah?! I said no, 5 pieces please, it's for my cat ... THAT LOOK! Priceless :Bag
    I never went back there :Hilarious
    Quail is also a good raw snack- I used to portion it into quarters.

    I don't eat meat but was ok with wings or quail, day old chicks however were too much for me :Vomit
    Lucky for me Phoebe pretty quickly got bored of delicacies like that o_O
    But always worth trying!
     
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    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    Well, she got a raw chicken wing for breakfast.

    1) that was one very happy cat 2) that is now one very messy floor
     
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