New year..new meats!
First weekend of the new year and my pawrents went on a meat run for me. And because Mummy believes variety variety variety is important…I got some new protein and parts to kick off the new year! Wheeee…
The new protein is Turkey meat…which Mummy really should have gotten for me last month during Christmas…unless you’re buying the whole turkey (which would feed your kitty for at least half a year because a whole turkey is really really big), you will probably only be able to buy turkey breast. Turkey is apparently available all year round and not just during the Christmas season…so it could be a nice occasional meat to get for variety. But because turkey breast is not a dark meat which is richer in taurine, Mummy doesn’t think turkey will become a regular meat in my meals. It would be good to be able to buy turkey legs but we’re not sure if you can buy just turkey legs in Singapore.
Some new parts I’m going to get to try this month are pig heart and cow rump. I’m also getting lamb heart and lamb kidneys again which Mummy bought last month but hasn’t shown everyone yet.
When I started on homemade raw meals I had a lot a lot of chicken legs days. But these days Mummy buys less chicken legs because I have tried different proteins already. So I get a lot more variety in a month. I think I get about 10 days of chicken legs, 6 days of rabbit, 5 days of cow, pork and lamb and also some kangaroo or venison days. And now turkey is in the rotation!
Right now Mummy has decided to try where possible not to feed too many different animals in a day. So she tries to pack the lamb kidneys and lamb heart with the lamb, cow liver with the beef, pork heart with the pork etc. Because my bone-in meat is still mainly chicken bones, most days there will already be at least 2 different animals in my meals (e.g. chicken from the chicken bone and cow from the cow rump and liver) and some days there may even be 3 animals (e.g. chicken from the chicken bone, cow from the cow liver and pig from the pork). And if you’re feeding an Omega 3 supplement, that will be another different type of animal (fish) in the mix.
Recently Mummy read that it may overload a kitty’s digestive system to have too many different proteins and it could cause digestive upset in some kitties. Mummy isn’t very sure if the writer meant mixing proteins in one meal/day or just feeding too many different proteins in general. Hmmm…it’s an interesting point…Mummy will look into this and let you all know what she finds out. Different types of raw feeders are probably going to have different views about this…