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Chicken necks

badger
March 31st, 2008, 06:33 PM
I brought home some chicken necks. The cats immediately went into overdrive :laughing:. I gave one to Wheezy (who's missing his top fangs but otherwise his teeth are fine) - and he went absolutely feral, growling and hissing. Anyway, after a couple of bites, I took it away (with great difficulty) because I was having visions of spending the night at the emergency clinic (after a 40$ cab ride). Am I worrying for nothing?

luckypenny
March 31st, 2008, 06:57 PM
If you want to feel a bit more at ease with feeding necks, you can flatten/crush them by taking a meat mallet to them. I used the flat side of a small axe before I owned a mallet :o . A word of caution though, you might want to place the necks in a bag before taking a mallet to them or you'll have guck splattered all over your kitchen walls and ceiling :D .

Stacer
March 31st, 2008, 07:18 PM
Are chicken necks dangerous for cats to eat? Why should they be crushed? If feeding whole prey should those bones be crushed as well?

luckypenny
March 31st, 2008, 07:27 PM
Are chicken necks dangerous for cats to eat? Why should they be crushed?

No, not any more dangerous than kibble. I mentioned that because Badger seemed uneasy about feeding necks. Although I don't have cats, I smashed down necks for my dogs when I first introduced them to raw...they tend to gulp (even large pieces) without chewing.

If feeding whole prey, just be sure to supervise your pets to make sure they are chewing properly. Keeping an eye on their poops is a good idea too to ensure they're digesting everything without problems.

Frenchy
March 31st, 2008, 09:06 PM
Badger , where did you find chicken necks ? I get mine from LP , I looked everywhere and can't seem to find any.

shane 123
March 31st, 2008, 10:09 PM
We start all our young pups on chicken necks and wings when they are 6 weeks old and have never had any trouble. I don't think cats would have trouble with that.

badger
April 1st, 2008, 12:33 AM
I found them at my local IGA, first time I've seen them anywhere.
Thanks everybody, I feel a bit better.
Still, if someone is successfully feeding raw necks to their cats, I'd like to hear from them.

sugarcatmom
April 2nd, 2008, 08:06 AM
Still, if someone is successfully feeding raw necks to their cats, I'd like to hear from them.

I wish! My guy just licks them to death, not quite the effect I was going for. I may have to try again with very small pieces and work my way up. Or something. :rolleyes:

chico2
April 2nd, 2008, 08:21 AM
My cats give me a disgusted look as if saying::yuck:you expect us to eat THAT:cat:You eat it:laughing:

jealma
April 2nd, 2008, 04:53 PM
Hi Shane. I"m a fairly new pet owner, but I thought you were never to give a dog chicken bones because they splintered? So is there a difference in giving a cat chicken bones?

sugarcatmom
April 2nd, 2008, 05:15 PM
Hi Shane. I"m a fairly new pet owner, but I thought you were never to give a dog chicken bones because they splintered? So is there a difference in giving a cat chicken bones?

You're never supposed to give COOKED bones, those become brittle and splinter. Raw bones are soft and flexible and perfectly fine for dogs and cats. Very good for their teeth, in fact.