Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Bone meal with raw chunks?
Well Sunny has forced my hand with the raw feeding lol. We have had such a hard time getting him to eat since he came to us on December 21st, and the other day I took a pork roast out of the wrapping to prepare it for the oven and he nearly lost his mind. I have never heard a cat meow that loud - he was gargling lol. So of course I gave him some raw chunks and he was in heaven. He was purring the whole time he was eating them.
Anyway, he clearly knows best and wants NO part of dry food and only grudgingly will eat a bit of canned - I can't tell you how many varieties I've tried. Yesterday I shopped for frankenprey components for him and came home with pork, chicken, beef hearts, beef liver and chicken wings. He ate most everything enthusiastically but it turns out he is not a fan of chicken and picked his way around the chicken chunks, and wouldn't hardly touch the wing. I am going to try some turkey necks and hopefully that will work for the bone component, but if not I am not sure what to do. I know he needs to have bone included.
My question is this: Has anyone ever coated the chunked raw food with bone meal? Does it have a flavor that would put the cat off eating it? If I can't get him to eat bone I'm going to be stuck with grinding I guess, which is not something I'm looking to do and I'm not even sure he would eat it as he's SO into the chunks. I'd rather do the frankenprey model. Any other suggestions for readily available (in the U.S., only regular grocery stores around me, no Asian markets, etc) acceptable bone besides chicken and turkey?