cooking chicken makes 3 cats seem like 16

I’m having severe eating issues with both Mousie and Mischa. They are both terribly hungry and terribly thin and neither will eat the canned wet food except to ravenously lick up the juices and once those are gone…neither are managing any solids, even of the wettest food variety. They have both been following me about crying for food literally everywhere I go.

So last night, as soon as the stores re-opened, I ran to my little neighbourhood bodega and bought the only kind of frozen chicken they had: A package of chicken wings. I defrosted them in the fridge overnight and have been boiling them on slow simmer since 7 a.m. My plan is to boil them nearly into oblivion so that I can get the meat off the bones and puree it into nothing more than a lickable liquid. And/or use the flavoured water to try to get more of the canned wet food down them. I’ve got 16 cans worth of opened cans, minus the juices, frozen in the freezer. (The outside cats have had a major and much enjoyed feast on a further 12 cans worth of pureed with various amounts of regular water, water with melted butter etc, added experiments).

I don’t know if this boiled chicken experiment will work to get my babies to eat but the smell of the boiling chicken is definitely driving them nuts. It smells great to them but will they be able to eat it? They’ve gone on an attention-getting rampage of increasing intensity as the cooking has progressed.

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4 responses to “cooking chicken makes 3 cats seem like 16”

  1. Lynne says :

    Do you have a blender or food processor? If so, use that to grind up the chicken. You can use salt when cooking the chicken, but not onions or any of the other things that cats cannot eat. If you cook the chicken for about six hours, the broth may be nutritious enough to help them. Let us know how the chicken works for them. You might try mixing the broth with a bit of canned food to form a kind of gravy. Sigh

  2. israeliminx says :

    So far the broth is a big hit with Mouse –but not the chicken itself –and Mischa chowed down on some of the blended chicken. I can’t get it pureed enough with the blender gizmo I’ve got for Mousie.

    • Lynne says :

      Can you get canned food that is “pate”? You could mix that up with broth to the consistency that you think he would eat.

  3. Lynne says :

    try chicken baby food…

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