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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Kibble Kitty: Raw Going Well

She is a complete kibble kitty, so the first day it looked like it might be a tough match. Backed off and realized it had to be done incrementally. First, only a few finely sliced slivers of raw chicken in her favorite canned food mixed with kibble. Then I reduced and removed kibble, added a little more finely sliced chicken. Little by little all the chicken pieces were gone too when I checked the plate.

Today, Ive been adding bigger slices of chicken mixed about 50/50 with canned and during her last meal she left some canned food and ate all the chicken. One more snack before bed and she will have eaten a whole chicken wing today. I figure in about 2 days, I think Ill be able to give her half a wing on the bone. I think she'll like that, shes already started to get used to using her claws to hold on to the bigger pieces of meat for the first time in her life. Thats only 3 days so far, and the first day cant really be counted, because I just slopped some chicken on her plate and gave up and threw it away after a few hours. Im happy!
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Re: Kibble Kitty: Raw Going Well

Congrats! Just make sure not to give her too much bone. 5-10% of the overall diet is all. So that means MOSTLY boneless meat. Sounds like it's going well!
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Thanks! Its nice to hear her actually having to chew properly.
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Re: Kibble Kitty: Raw Going Well

Isn't it?? It creeped me out at first (being vegan, the whole thing was pretty traumatizing for me at first!) but now it makes me happy. When I think that Lincoln went through ELEVEN years of life without ever USING the teeth god gave him . . . very sad. Hearing him use them - and so effectively! - really is happy-making!
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Re: Kibble Kitty: Raw Going Well

Indeed. Also, her meals seem to take twice as long. I think shes enjoying and will enjoy fresh meat.
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Oh, its done. Shes sitting their with a big ole wing between her paws chewing away happily. Shes a raw kitty Now to get her used to liver etc in a few days time.
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Re: Kibble Kitty: Raw Going Well

That's awesome! I hope it all continues going well. Willie won't use his paws, doesn't want to get dirty
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Re: Kibble Kitty: Raw Going Well

Willie needs to do an honest days work!

Omg, she ate a whole bone. I put out a piece of meat on a piece of the thin boned side of a chicken wing and the whole bone is gone! Ive been cutting off the skin so far, how is chicken skin for cats? I know its full of collagen protein but thats mainly useless to humans...
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Don't cut the skin off!! Cats need a lot of fat in their diet. Skin is great!
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Cool. Ive only been cutting the skin off to get her used to raw, now I'll leave little bits on and get her used to that.
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