Thanks for the reply Muzby.
I get two types of hearts, chicken or duck (the Asian Market has the duck on occasion)...I could get beef heart too, but it's kind of intimidating to me so I haven't tried it yet (haha!). I take a small bag of them from the freezer and randomly give one out at either breakfast or dinner, and they get two each as a bedtime snack...3 total per day. All three of them love their hearts, and go crazy every time they see me with them. I hadn't thought about her becoming oversensitive to them... Do you think I should cut down on the amount of hearts, at least for Alice? Maybe try the beef? See what happens? I asked about too much heart in a thread a bit ago, and I think 12 a day was the too much cut-off (sodium-wise), but I guess every cat is different right? I do want to mention that I was feeding about 5-6 hearts per day before I asked, how many was too much. I've since cut it down to 3, and I thought that was a fair number.
Alice just eats fast. It doesn't matter what it is. She's always
done within a few minutes of me setting down her dish for a non-bone meal, and bone-in meals take around 5-7 minutes to finish. Canned and treats are the same way. She's just a speedy eater. Now when Samantha eats too fast she throws up, but she's gotten better with slowing herself down, and we rarely have this problem anymore.
I have not checked out the Yahoo! raw feeding groups, but I will do that. I never even thought to look there.
As for my variety, I didn't think I was that bad off, except for kidneys...what do you think?:
- chicken, lamb, beef, goat, rabbit, occasional pork, venison when I can get it
- Chicken, lamb, beef
- Chicken, duck (I can also get beef as I said)
- Chicken ribs, chicken necks, chicken wings, cornish hens, duck wings
- Chicken, duck
- Quail eggs, sardine (1 a week), occasional shrimp