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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Boneless chicken thighs + supplements

Hi all,
My kitten currently eats raw (ground) chicken thighs (boneless) supplemented with something called Platinum Performance feline. Here is the link of what it is:
Platinum Performance® Feline | PlatinumPerformance
Doing research I found this supplement did not contain enough calcium so I supplement with powdered calcium. I am a math nerd and I did the whole calculation by figuring out the phosphorous in the chicken and then doing the proper ratio of calcium. Great. BUT my cat is constipated.

I'm wondering if I should just keep lowering the calcium to see what happens or if I should try another supplement. I found something called Alnutrition with calcium and it looks great but can't find a ton about it online. It seems I could just add this to the raw boneless meat with some liver. Here is the website for Alnutrition.
Know What You Feed - A Guide To A Balanced Homemade Cat Food

Option 2 seems very appealing because what I'm doing now obviously isn't working since my kitten is constipated. (She is 5.5 months)

As a side note, I tried feeding her ground up bone but she wouldn't touch the food for some reason. Food came out red compared to the normal pink/white color of her food.

Anyone have any advice?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 04:59 PM
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How about not grinding up the meat or bone? I got my Sasha at 3 months and he's been eating Frankenprey since then. He's not that good at thigh bones just yet. He's now about 7 months, but he can eat a chicken wing, back, ribs, etc like nobody's business.

I just don't see why grind up the meat if you are going to have to add stuff to it later, but maybe that's just me *shrugz*

Now having said that since your cat has eaten ground all this time, you will have to start with small bones to work up the jaw strength, but it can be done and makes it so much healthier for their mouths and spirit. There is nothing like watching a cat channel his inner lion...lol. Feeding bone this way is also pretty much self-regulating as far as their bowel movements. You won't have to obsess over measuring supplements and what nots.

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