Choking issues.. anyone else had this?
so Jango has been on raw for about a month and a half now.. he's not fully raw, he's high quality canned in the morning, and raw at night, and feeling pretty good about the whole diet. he seems to have TONS of energy right after eating his meat, and rockets around like a tiny maniac for a good half hour after every dinner! very cute!
but he chokes. ALL THE TIME. I have to sit there and watch him eat to make sure he isn't going to die (which is actually a big part of the canned in the morning, as I don't have time to watch him eat in the am.) he isn't so bad with just pure meat, but the main problem is the meat with the bones in. I'm using Quail, which I found at superstore (might be a canadian thing, but it's sort of a warehouse style grocery store) frozen, a pack of 6 for just under $8. not bad I thought, especially for not having to make a trip to a chinese supermarket or something, and I'm more comfortable with the tiny size than I have been with any kind of chicken bones, including CGH, which seem kinda big to me!
I can tell when he's going to choke too, I can see him chewing, and he's getting tired of chewing, and he decides he'll just try to swallow everything that's left, and ALWAYS chokes. happens like 3 times during a half a quail.
he's always managed to cough it up pretty quickly, but this worries me.. and I always have to supervise him eating just in case I have to kitty heimlich.
anyone had this situation, or have any thoughts on why my kitten seems to be such a lazy chewer?
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