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Unread 08-03-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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ALL chicken has a moderate - high incidence of salmonella in it.
The kittens should not be given raw chicken ever.
What do you feed your cat? or what would you feed your cat?
I bet it has stuff way worse than a small chance of salmonella in it.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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IMO there's a limit to how far you might want to take that "This is what would happen if they were on their own in the wild" because, well, they aren't.

But I don't know about raw and kitten this age, just haven't seen anything on it either way.

Freezing is sometimes useful, but salmonella survives freezing.

Sourcing chicken well is key; if you can get local, organic chicken straight from a good butcher or farmer's market or the farm itself that is likely to lower the chance of salmonella greatly.

Also, do a variety of foods, not just chicken, chicken, chicken.

Having some cooked foods sometimes won't hurt anything either. True whether you cook it or if we're talking commercial.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Middle TN
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It's frustrating because I'm trying to research online and 1 website says 1% bodyweight the next says 8% bodyweight. And then a bunch say as much as they'll take. But his belly is looking a bit bloated right now! Maybe I'll just ask the vet to be safe.
I've had excellent luck feeding kittens that age, if indoors only, 4 meals a day, all they wanted to eat, cutting back to three when they were adults. I had one cat that only ate 2 meals a day. She did well on that.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Middle TN
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Also, do a variety of foods, not just chicken, chicken, chicken.
BTW, someone told me Publix sells duck and rabbit.
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