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I need a nice, simple raw diet recipe

post #1 of 13
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To switch my 1 year old Bengals over to tomorrow (starting tomorrow).

I have put up with constant loose stools from the male (Zeus) for the past 9 months, since I got him from my breeder. She has been nothing but supportive and helpful throughout the past year, and I am happy to have gotton my Bengals from her.

We have gone through 4 de-worming medications, yogurt, probiocyn (?) paste, and 4 different veterinarians, all whom say Zeus is healthy and cannot see any reason he should have this litterbox problem. I have tried many different kinds of commercial foods to no avail.

Well, I'm done. I'm going to go raw diet now. No more vets, no more commercial foods.

So, anybody have an easy recipe to start me off on this new adventure? I have done alot of reading here and around the net, and realize that safe handling is a necessity. I have "Missing Link" supplement at home already, so if that can be integrated into the recipe rather than another brand, all the better
post #2 of 13
I dont link missing link for a number of reasons

SIMPLE is not exactly what raw = .... You should find a knowledgeable vet or at least one willing to help

I have lots of raw recipes ( vet approved for my girls )...

the most basic % base is
70 muscle meat
15% organs ( heart liver kindeys best if of the same animal as the muscle
10% bone
5% slightly blanched veggies
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I dont link missing link for a number of reasons

SIMPLE is not exactly what raw = .... You should find a knowledgeable vet or at least one willing to help

I have lots of raw recipes ( vet approved for my girls )...

the most basic % base is
70 muscle meat
15% organs ( heart liver kindeys best if of the same animal as the muscle
10% bone
5% slightly blanched veggies
What is wrong with missing link? I like it, it makes my kitties fur so soft and silky!

I should've bookmarked the site I copied this recipe from. It is a member here, a breeder. As soon as I can search and find the webpage again, I will edit this post and give due credit. Anyhow, this is the recipe that I was looking at using, as long as I can find the hearts and livers. I was hoping that there was a recipe that would use a whole chicken, so the organs would be included in the bird.

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Recipe removed, found the website where I got it, and it is copyrighted. It belongs to littleleaopardcats.com
post #4 of 13
Missing link IS GRAINY.. ie grain likes that react as grain ... why would one use it to aid in supplementing raw food??

www.standardprocess.com
whole food vet quality supplement s... I take a few ... have and still use a few for me and the animals
post #5 of 13
Piersol - my recipe is very similar to yours, except I also supplement with additional taurine (I use the whole chicken, not just the dark meat), lysine, B-complex, vitamins C, E, and D (depends on how much liver), calcium citrate (if I don't use all the bones), Omega-3 (instead of salmon oil -- less taste), cranberry extract, glandulars, gelatin, and psyllium. Sometimes I substitute canned pumpkin for the psyllium.

Then I don't have to add any extra commercial supplements or mixes, such as the one you mentioned.

Where are you getting chicken hearts? I have a b**** of a time finding them.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I haven't gotton any chicken hearts. I'm looking for a recipe that will be easy to locate the necessary ingredients. Now after reading more, I'm leaning towards grinding a whole chicken, organs included.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
hmmm, how about this?

One whole chicken (about 5lbs..skin included) Meat chunked or coarse ground, bones ground fine.
Included organs (about 6-8 ounces worth per 5lbs)
1/2 - 3/4 cup veg, like broccoli, spinach?, or tinned pumpkin?
3 egg yolks
3500 - 4000 MG Taurine
Water/Broth
post #8 of 13
looks good but likely keep an eye out for raw supplements...

feline insticts makes a good one
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
ok, one last question.

I live in a VERY small town in a remote part of the state (NW corner of MN). There isn't a whole lot around here for butchers, at least that I know of. Is it ok to use a whole chicken from the grocery store?
post #10 of 13
tyson now has anitbiotic free chns /... chn in the USA is free of hormones
post #11 of 13
If you ask around, maybe you can find some farmer who'll sell directly to you.
post #12 of 13
I get chn hearts at the local grocer
post #13 of 13
If there is a restaurant close by that purchases local and organic, see if you can order whole carcasses through them. They usually get first pick if they're a nicer restaurant so you'll be sure you'll getting the best quality. You can also order whole carcass from wholefoods.com, they'll show up frozen on your doorstep.
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