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    Coffee & Tea Talk

    Love the discussion about coffee! I like REALLY strong coffee. I use two coffee scoops of ground coffee to one cup of water. Pour over method. My favorite brand is Gevalia (dark roast). I add sweetener and milk. Over the years I've lost my taste for coffee that comes pre-flavored (banana...
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    How often to rotate proteins

    Agree with what everyone has said. I often feed two proteins per day, one relatively high fat (beef) and the other turkey or chicken breast or thigh--whichever protein that was on sale at the time I bought it.
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    Rabbit silver skin: remove or not?

    You can also try freezing the meat / rabbit for a while, until you can still press down on the flesh. I find it is much easier to debone meat that way. And I save the bone to make bone broth; I often get around 12 ounces of meat off of the bones afterwards. I just make sure I get all the...
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    How Important Are Eggs Yolks?

    I eat a lot of cooked eggs as a protein source (I am vegetarian.) Ritz loves loves cooked egg yolk (pictured); Dahalia will sometimes eat them if I disguise the taste with (homemade) bone broth. If the product doesn't call for egg yolks, then I wouldn't add them. They *are* calorically dense.
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    Is beef, lamb or pork liver ok

    Any of one of those livers are fine. You might also check out Farmers Markets for liver or kidney for that matter.
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    Spoilage Issue During Spring Summer Months?

    I final thought/question: what about putting frozen bone broth in the bowl we usually put water?
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    Spoilage Issue During Spring Summer Months?

    Thanks. The caretakers do wait as long as they can--sometimes two hours. Good idea about the Tupperware container. I'll Google bird proof pet feeders.
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    Spoilage Issue During Spring Summer Months?

    A group of us feed a well established, small feral cat colony, in three separate places, all within walking distance. As a treat and to supplement canned cat food, I add about one or two ounces of chopped up cooked meat and homemade bone broth to the canned cat food. I am concerned the meat...
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    I Think I Forgot To Bake My Eggshells

    I didn't realize I had to/should have baked the egg shells. I have always dried them in the back seat of my car, which gets quite warm. My cats have no issue with this.
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    Is Winky Pregnant???

    Maybe she is in heat; and if she is in heat and goes outside and meets up with a tom cat, she will become pregnant. Have your considered spaying her?
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    Stray Cat Just Had Kittens!

    Apparently the mother cat has moved to babies to a harder place to trap but one that is relatively safe. These cats are being monitored carefully and if the situation changes they will let me know. This is a managed cat colony From.what I understand it is best and less stressful to leave the...
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    Stray Cat Just Had Kittens!

    Following. I may be fostering a feral mom and her four kittens, who are around one week old. I have fostered kittens before but never this young, and not with a feral mother.
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    Genetically Bad Teeth?

    Ritz (pictured) has bad teeth, first dental around age 12 months. My vet at the time thinks it was due to poor nutrition for the first five months of her life (she and her siblings and mother dumped in November 2009, neighbors sometimes left out milk and cereal for them.) She is due for...
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    Will And How My Cats Can Get Use To Smells Of Trapped Tnr Cats?

    I put a pumpkin scented candle near the garage, where the cats stay for pre-and post-recovery. Dahalia was less stressed, she didn't do crouching/running thing as much, although she is reluctant to eat in the kitchen (kitchen is next to the garage). One of the trapped cats in this bunch of ten...