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Old May 15th, 2008, 06:52 AM
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Raw to kittens

As some of you know I have some foster kittens, they are about 6 weeks old, but I think they are closer to 5. I have purchased some prepared raw (Pawsitively-raw) which has some small crunches of bones.

Do you think the small bones will be an issue with these tiny sweeties? I didn't have an issue with my previous fosters but they were given raw when they were first being weaned at 4 weeks.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 08:41 AM
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are you worried about them chewing them or digesting them? im not sure how confident someone on here could be abotu them CHEWING the bones but in digesting them, they should be fine. a bone is a bone is a bone to their tummies!

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It was their digestion I was thinking about. The bones are tiny and I was worried about them cutting their delicate tiny intestines.

Oh they can chew alright. They chewed through my finger when I put some kitten food on it for our first introductions, lol.

My last foster kittens chomped down on the raw like there was tomorrow. These ones just seem so different . Maybe it is because I don't know them as well.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 09:06 AM
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watch their poo carefully. intestines are pretty tough, regardless of the species. if it makes it past the stomach whole, the bones will still have seen some damage. ive heard some of dogs having issues digesting CUT bones because of the strange angles. *shrugs*

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Old May 15th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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I will, I am also watching for any sign of parasites, this litter is from a farmer who won't get his female spayed
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Maybe you can pick the bones out?
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