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Ground Chicken For Raw Food Recipe?

Discussion in 'Raw & Home-Cooked Cat Food' started by hunter1, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. hunter1

    hunter1 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Nov 22, 2013
    Hi guys, is ground up chicken ok to use for raw recipe? my 14 year old Bengal has kidney issue, maybe I should try it.

  2. Cindus

    Cindus TCS Member Young Cat

    Aug 18, 2018
    New York State
    So long as you buy it from a reputable pet-food source, like Hare Today, yes. They freeze it immediately after they grind it. But don't buy it pre-ground from a grocery store. They keep it at refrigerator temperatures because they assume it's going to be cooked for human consumption. Grinding vastly increases the surface area for bacteria to grow.
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  3. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

    Sep 7, 2018
    My supermarket guideline is if it’s in the freezer section, I just make sure there was nothing added. If it’s in the refrigerated section, I avoid altogether. The refrigerated section uses chemicals to make meat look fresher than it is. They want to sell old meat if they can. They assume it won’t be an issue if you cook it. Their goals are at odds with mine.

  4. hunter1

    hunter1 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Nov 22, 2013
    Ok, I’ll just use chicken thighs instead, I’ll just grind it..thank you
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