Natural cat food recipes are becoming more prominent as feline owners look for alternatives to regular cat food, whether dry or wet. A cat’s diet is essential to its health. Your cat is what they eat. Natural raw cat food is becoming more prominent as more people look for homemade cat food recipes.
If you think about the natural instinctual cat food diet, it is raw food – birds, mice, and other small rodents. However, cats are carnivores and, therefore, should be fed meat! The carbohydrates and other processed stuff in regular dry food are not what nature intended. Still, it is what society has come to accept.
Natural Cat Food Recipes
How Do I Switch My Cat to a Raw Food Diet?
It may be easier than you initially thought. Cats are, by nature, curious creatures, so if you prepare natural raw cat food for your cat and leave it by their dry food overnight, you might find over time that your cat will go for the raw food (like raw chicken breast, thigh, liver, heart, gizzard, turkey neck).
Also, it is helpful to cut the meat into tiny bites and ground the bones for the first batches. Yes, preparing the food in advance takes time, but it is worth it in the end. Also, many cats and dogs love zucchini, so try that on your little character.
Remember that it is a good idea to introduce a variety of foods to your feline; however, with cats, it’s always wisest to go slowly. Only a tiny bit at a time because you’ll want to get your cat’s stomach used to the different proteins you’ve been introducing. Especially if your cat has never been on a raw food diet.
Why Switch My Cat to a Raw Food Diet?
A healthy raw, fed cat doesn’t need to go to the vet because they have no chronic illnesses, which puts money into your pocket.
A cat who is appropriately fed is a healthy cat who will stay out of the vet’s office – other than for wellness visits.
- Improved oral health
- Increased Digestion
- Control over food sanitation
- More Nutrient Rich Food
- The Challenge of eating raw keeps your cat lean and trim
Raw Meat Danger?
Cats are more likely to come in contact with Salmonella in DRY food than in raw meat. A HEALTHY cat who encounters Salmonella will have no ill effects from it. However, a cat with a COMPROMISED immune system is another story. They MAY develop diarrhea.
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