with Thanksgiving coming, my local butcher is setting aside the Turkey necks he normally discards,
that I should be able to then stock up and freeze for later use, nearly 100lbs of Turkey necks.
what would be the best way to prepare them as a raw chewy treat for my cats?
- should I be sure to crack all the neck bones with a hammer?
- should I remove any remnants of skin?
- should I rub the meat with tuna/catnip powder?
how many invertebrate long should I cut each piece?
- or - how many inches long should each piece be for a 7lb adult cat?
- are turkey necks too thick? - should I cut them in half with a meat cleaver lengthwise?
possibly exposing softer marrow and cartilage. keep in mind I'd rather the cats gnaw
on them a while for the dental benefit, than attempt to swallow down pieces as food.
- any suggestions how I should pack them for freezing and later removal by the piece?
any guidance would be appreciated
my plan is to prepare the neck pieces before I freeze them,
so it's easy to later take a few out at a time, ready to defrost and use on my cats.