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pattymac May 16th, 2013 12:26 AM

Simple seems to work!
I think I found the clue!! First kitties do not like beef!! Makes sense I have yet to see a domestic house cat take down a cow!! Bayley had an extra special treat for dinner thanks to the cats not wanting their beef. I got some Almo for them to try and everybody really enjoyed it, chicken and pumpkin in broth, some of those foods are just crazy with the combos. I got a can of rabbit and will see how that goes over. I gave them some orijen crunchies and they like them but don't devour them like they do the junk food crunchies.

sugarcatmom May 16th, 2013 08:37 AM

[QUOTE=pattymac;1057717]First kitties do not like beef!! Makes sense I have yet to see a domestic house cat take down a cow!! [/QUOTE]

Don't tell Carrot that! He's all about the red meat, the bigger the better. Bison is a huge favourite of his. And I reckon that if he and Peppercorn ganged up on one, they might manage to bring it down. Or at least bite its ankles off.

tezster May 16th, 2013 09:23 AM

I used to feed mine pork (don't think they can bring down a pig in the wild either?), which they liked. Then I switched to chicken, which they absolutely LOVE. So now that's what I use exclusively for the raw portion of their diet. It's only a complement to their existing diet, which includes both wet and dry, but there's no doubt which meal they look forward to the most. The instant I start removing the saran wrap from a portion of chicken, the cats bound into the kitchen. :)

For my cats, I think the consistency/texture of the food is as important as the type of meat. I've tried feeding mine canned bison and beaver. They weren't crazy about it, I suspect because it was a little too dry for them. They like very saucy canned food - the more moist, the better.

pattymac May 16th, 2013 11:54 AM

Hahah, just can picture a couple of cats gnawing on a bison's ankles!! They do like pork. The Almo chicken is a hit, even Coco was yelling for breakfast this morning, so I gave them a can of Blue Wilderness chicken with a can of the Almo chicken, no complaints. I'm going to get some dehydrated raw to try on them. Where do you get beaver? I would imagine that's a pretty strong, gamey flavour.

tezster May 17th, 2013 08:34 PM

It was Holistic Gourmet Beaver - the Global Pet Foods store I go to occasionally give me a complimentary can of new products they have. It's marketed for both cats and dogs. I'm sure if I had done a proper slow introduction of the food to their diet, they may have taken to it better, but I figured their current diet isn't too bad now, so I didn't want to change their diet just for the sake of doing so.

pattymac May 17th, 2013 10:47 PM

Ha a little searching around and there is a store here in town that carries Honest Kitchen and some other good brands of food! Happy, now I can just go to Calgary to visit and not worry about dragging food home on the bus! Gonna go tomorrow as Bayley is out of everything!

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