Friday, 2 November 2018

GUESS WHAT DADDY'S DOING?



Rupert is attempting to climb Tom's leg, meanwhile Polly is having a crafty sniff at Rupert, Willow is patiently waiting and the other two are not in shot, but they  have all got the whiff of chicken. lol



Tom is cutting up the chicken ready to allot out to each one of them.
I have finally realised that it is no more expensive to feed them chicken than cat pouches and a lot better for them.
I often end up giving the foxes the cat food as they won't touch it, makes you wonder just exactly what is in it doesn't it?
Nothing wasted with chicken, lol

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  1. I have never thought to give them raw chicken. I always cook it. I agree that we have to question what is in cat food, even the high end.

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    1. A bag of frozen chicken breast strips are £3.00 and I can get 4 meals for 5 cats from this, I think that's good Deb. Polly suffers from some kind on intestine thing.
      I've had her at the vets several times but they always say she is fine and try to sell me some of their expensive tins that she doesn't like. The chicken is much better for her than pouches.

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  2. What a good idea! And the cats seem to love it!!

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  3. We have a chap near us who supplies real food to cats and dogs. Never really looked into it. But yes i should as it may well be cheaper and better than the tinned stuff which smells awful.

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    1. If you look into what is in some of the tins and pouches I think most people would shudder.

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  4. These days humans are warned to always cook chicken properly so I wonder what is different with cats. I once had a terrible time with salmonella through eating undercooked chicken.

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    1. I understand what you mean YP but with cats there's very little time for bacteria from raw chicken to thrive in a cat's digestive system and cause food poisoning, also cats need somthing called Taurine for good health and this is destroyed when you cook the chicken.

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    2. Thanks for educating me Mrs Cater!

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  5. After my Poppy aged 16 was taken ill recently and needed to be hooked up on a drip, the vet said there was so much sugar in commercial supermarket cat food that they actually dehydrate the animal. She suggested frozen chicken and fish cooked in the microwave. I've been doing this and Poppy has gained back the weight she lost, is happier and has stopped throwing up as well.

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    1. I fed my two old cats only on meat and fish and both lived to 15. I must admit I do give this lot kibble as well.

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  6. Your cats are polite each having a their own bowl to eat from,lol.If I put 5 bowls down for my 5,Storm would eat the lot in one sitting and throw the lot up!.Ive never tried raw chicken for mine cause they dont seem to like the cooked chicken Ive offered them.The only thing they will seem to eat,other than the pouches from Aldi,is ham.I love your kitchen floor by the way!!,xx

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    1. Cooked chicken destroys the Taurine that cats need for good health and we do have to watch them eat or Rupert would hoover the lot up. lol
      People have asked me if the floor was put down in pieces, lol, it was not, it is vinyl,

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  7. When we had our first cats almost 50 years ago we could only afford to buy them the cheapest cat food (do you remember the awful pink kit e kat?) and dried food which can be bad for them if they don’t drink enough water... poor cats.. Cats need a high protein diet so, if nothing else gets them, their kidneys inevitably fail in the end; although we got one dear soul to 20.

    We’ve never fed raw meat, but we learned that (for our cats) they thrive and are healthier on mainly fresh cooked meat and fish and some of the higher quality processed food. Well, I say ‘higher quality’ - who knows! Our cats are Siamese and obviously far too (wrongly) interbred to have robust health ( wish we weren’t so addicted to the personalities of the breed!). So we’ve learned that good food generally means less vets bills - if only they would stop fighting the local cats that is!

    By the way, that photo shows just what a big cat Rupert is - wonderful to cuddle, I’m sure. X

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    1. Hi Blossom, We had a cat at home called Sandy and he lived on that kit e kat for 18 years, do you remember how it used to smell, horrible.
      Still for all that I bet it was a lot better than the stuff they churn out today for the cats. Polly used to flatly refuse to eat some of it.

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  8. I did not see Polly until I read your comment, she is black like our Big Boy and hides in plain sight. I read all the comments and all your answers because I had never heard of raw chicken. it makes perfect sense... more and more people are making their own dog food and cat food. and saving money is always a good thing... I love your cats, all of them

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  9. I know of a lot of people who cook for their fur babies. If the raw chicken is safe for them and they love it then why cook it. Obviously they love it and can't wait to get their dishes. Even better if it's less expensive than buying cat food

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  10. I think kit e kat was mainly made up of cereal and a tiny bit of meat. My childhood jack Russell had something called minced morcels(sp) have no idea what was in that. He only had it occasionally and mainly lived on scraps and butcher bones. It says a lot that your cats leave empty plates. I had 2 cats some years ago and they loved white fish and chicken turkey etc. My black and white was partial to Curry for some reason and would do anything for some. It used to worry me in case it made him ill but he loved it.

    I also love your kitchen vinyl x

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  11. Great post! It is interesting reading all the comments. Since Deiter has stomach problems (irritable bowel syndrome?) I have had to switch to grain free kibble and canned cat food. Maybe raw chicken is a better alternative for the canned food. He would still have to have some kibble available. That's his favorite and he is a hold-out for it.
    Love the cat plates!

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  12. Love the floor. Allergic to cats but agree natural food has got to be better than the processed muck in tins, that comes out the rear end very similar to how it went in.🤣

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  13. Makes sense to me! I know our dogs like getting meat, not so keen when reduced to dry dog food.

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  14. Good point You make! love your kitchen!

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  15. I had an Old English Sheepdog 25 years ago and all he would eat was steak n kidney pies and pork hocks!.I tried every sort of dog food you could buy,but he wouldnt touch it and would just leave it to go stale.He used to cost me a fortune!! Although he did nick our old cats tinned salmon that Id bought for Christmas.So I think he was partial to that as well,lol,xx

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