I am a bad mommy, this will be the first year I am going to give it to them... Hearts, livers and necks freaked me out but after almost a year of cleaning up a drippy nephew, plus all the past experience with litter boxes and pooper scoopering I think I am finally ready. There are worse things. I've seen a lot of them :(
They absolutely love raw meat now, so I am thinking of taking away the kibble all together eventually *claps*
I don't know how true this is, but I've heard that chicken meat is better for dogs than turkey. I have no idea why this would be true. And I've also read that turkey skin, especially, is bad for dogs. Something about causing pancreatitis, or whatever happens to the pancreas. I guess basically, it just means too much fat!
Yep I simmer the neck on low, and chop up the other for them too.. Then when we are done with the Turkey I cut it up and strip it down and all the fats, and some skin, and the tail and some meat go in the brew that gets slopped over the food.. They love it..
Sometimes I throw the carcass way out in the woods for gods other little creatures to munch on....
Thanks giving is a holiday for them too! We always think the fur baby's need to indulge once in a while too! I have to say I don't touch those parts either but they get the turkey fat and meat for a treat!
Well they all had a Happy Thanksgiving after all :)
I didn't venture into giving them the neck, they split everything else though. I gave the portions accordingly (the chunky kitties got the least, a little bit more for my garbage gut schnauzer. My poodle got the biggest helping) and suprisingly, my big tollerant cat actually growled and hissed as at the dogs as he gobbled down his share.
He's never done that before so I wasn't even sure he was growling the first time I heard it... then he lifted up his head and hissed at Sadie after she demolished her share and started sniffing his way.
A little while later, I gave them a little turkey, potatos, carrots and gravy to split. They are small dogs, so it really didn't take much.
Maybe next year we will try the neck again *shrug*
mine each got a slice of turkey, with some of the "broth" from in the pan, along with their kibble. They were delighted, rather than feeding at their normal schedule, I fed them when we ate. Thanks for the suggestion, Becky. As I never feed mine people food, if you hadnt suggested it, I would not have thought of it!