Post Published on February 16, 2010 | Last Updated on July 15, 2021 by Jenny
Natural cat food recipes are becoming more prominent as feline owners look for alternatives to regular cat food, whether it they are the dry or wet variety. A cat’s diet is essential to its health. Your cat is what he or she eats. 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. Cats are carnivores and therefore, should be fed meat! The carbohydrates and other processed stuff in regular dry food is not what nature intended, but it is what society has come to accept.
Natural Cat Food Recipes
HOW DO I SWITCH MY CAT TO A RAW FOOD DIET?
You might find that it is easier than you originally thought. Cats are, by nature, curious creatures, so if you prepare natural raw cat food for your cat and leave it by his or her dry food overnight, you might find overtime that your cat will go for the raw food (like raw chicken breast, thigh, liver, heart, gizzard, turkey neck). You might find it helpful to cut the meat into tiny bites and ground the bones for the first batches. Yes, it takes time to prepare the food in advance but it is so worth it in the end. Many cats and dogs alike love zucchini, so you might try that on your little character.
Remember that it is a good idea on introduce a variety of foods to your feline, however only a small 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 end up with no chronic illnesses, which in turn puts money into your pocket.
A cat who is properly fed, is a healthy cat who will stay out of vet’s office – other than for wellness visits.
- Improved oral health
- Increased Digestion
- Control over food sanitation
- More Nutrient Rich Food
- Challenge of Eating Raw keeps your cat lean and trim
RAW MEAT DANGER?
Cats have more of a chance coming 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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