Chance was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia on November 25 so we are now grinding her food. We bought a 3/4 HP grinder that is technically not supposed to be used to grind soft bones, like chicken bones, but it does a very good job with those.
Chance is doing well with her new ground food. We haven't had any issues with the megaesophagus and she is able to eat her full breakfast without needing to take a break. I still split up her dinner because she does not go a full 12 hours between meals. She gets her liver and about 1.5 oz. of food and then the rest of her dinner about an hour later. We are not grinding her organs yet, just cutting them into small pieces.
Chance is now enjoying her meals again and has put on about 1/2 lb. in 2 weeks now that she is eating everything and getting her "make me fat" meatballs.
This coming week will be a massive grinding session. We'll have close to 70 lbs. of meat we've cubed, or will be cubing in the next day or 2, that will get ground plus enough bone-in chicken for at least 30 days.
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