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Raw turkey neck-cats

March 1st, 2008, 05:37 PM
I am cooking a turkey tomorrow and was wondering if I can give the cats the raw turkey neck (not that they would eat it, but I would love it if they did) and if so, should I be worried about anything???

March 1st, 2008, 08:15 PM
Nothing wrong with trying turkey necks, if your cats go for them. They might be more accepting if the neck was cut up into smaller pieces and/or smashed. Just keep an eye on them while they (hopefully) eat it.

March 1st, 2008, 08:30 PM
If there are liver and giblets in your turkey, you can offer these to the kitties too.

March 2nd, 2008, 06:22 AM
I haven't had any success feeding my cats raw (foster kittens loved raw), but they will eat cooked meat. Thought I would put down the raw neck for the day, not allow them any other food, and watch them. I am just so paranoid about the bones. Don't know why, used to watch Snowball crunch away on his prey and he was a huge hunter, bunnies, birds, mice, voles, anything he could catch.

March 2nd, 2008, 06:45 AM
Linx will devour mice and voles but won't touch any other raw food. :shrug:

But yes you can offer the neck and giblets. My dogs would woof that all down in no time and they get turkey necks regularly. One store locally gets them for me but they are always frozen.

March 2nd, 2008, 07:34 AM
Arrrrg after all that I opened the turkey and there was no neck. It was a utility turkey with no leg (what can I say, I am cheap:o):frustrated:

March 2nd, 2008, 10:52 AM
Well since there was no neck, I semi cooked the liver and heart and of course Puddles gets first dips. Here is picture of her first liver/heart treat: