Re: [FH] Getting Blue to Eat
- Mittens loves chicken livers; I put them into my VitaMix and puree them.
This prevents cats from grabbing a liver and taking off with the "prize",
and then eating it on the bed (or worse, burying it under the sheets).
But be careful using a blender, as it might not be strong enough.
I've looked up the phosphorus of chicken livers in the USDA data base;
although they are higher than the regular meat, the phosphorus by dry weight
is only 1%, which isn't that bad.
----- Original Message -----
From: "zellenesa" <zellene.sandler@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 9:44 AM
Subject: [FH] Getting Blue to Eat
> I had this problem when my Katchina had cancer and it was extremely
> difficult to find foods she would eat. One thing she would eat was
> very small strips of raw beef liver...yes, raw. And leave some blood
> on the dish for Blue to lick up. Organic liver if possible. I think
> there was something about the slippery texture that made it easy for
> her to eat. This probably isn't the greatest for the CRF, so I
> wouldn't feed this constantly, but it's worth a shot to see if Blue
> will eat.
> If Blue won't eat you will probably have to force feed. Something
> like A/D via syringe. I haven't checked back on your posts to see if
> you've already tried this. There is also something called NutriCal in
> a tube that can be used. You squeeze it out onto your finger and
> smear it into the kitty's mouth. I think PETCO or Pet Supplies Plus
> carries this and some vets have it, too. Dr. Smith and Foster online
> have several products designed for force feeding or hand feeding.
> I'm sending energy to you and Blue...
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