Advice needed: Making food for 8 cats (Piersons recipe)

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by colin72, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. colin72

    colin72 Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Hi all

    I was hoping to get some advice from people making their own cat food.

    I have 8 cats. One of them is diabetic. I recently made food following Dr. Pierson's recipe. I used chicken thighs and made 30 lbs of food.

    This weekend I'm going to make more food with 55 lbs of chicken thighs. One thing I struggled with was partially cooking the thighs. Pierson says to do them at 350 for 15-20 minutes. I tried but the "rawness" scared me so I did them for quite a bit longer. Also, because I had so many thighs to bake, I was also trying to use 2 oven racks and do 2 large pans full of thighs at the same time.

    Any advice on baking the thighs?

    Is 20 minutes at 350 perfectly safe?

    Is anyone else doing large batches? I'm interested to know how others are handling doing large amounts.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. donnalea

    donnalea Member

    Jun 18, 2016
    That's a lot of chicken.
  3. colin72

    colin72 Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Lol, yes it is. But I'm doing it because not only is it better for my cats but it was $275 of Wellness cat food per month!

    Just hoping that someone else who is making lots of food at once has some advice.
  4. Sylvie

    Sylvie Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    i was iffy about raw meats in my area so i always boiled the meats in a huge pot, it kept the meat from drying out and provided more moisture to it than making it in oven did.. i would use the broth it made to mix the tcfeline supplements with and added the rest of the broth into the can pates some of my cats will only eat..
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