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Pre-Packaged Raw Diets -- Are they "complete"?

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I do a combo of dry, wet, and raw for Mango. I'm slowly trying to cut out all kibbles though. Eventually, I'd like to feed him a completely raw diet.

For me, because I have just the one cat, I save myself a lot of work by buying pre-packaged raw rather than grind and make my own. I did look at CatNutrition.org and at the ingredients they use.

I compared it to the ingredients list of the pre-packaged I've been feeding and although MOST of the ingredients are the same, some of them differ. For example, Cat Nutrition suggests using a B-complex supplement while the pre-packaged doesn't contain it. Cat Nutrition recipes contain eggs while this pre-packaged doesn't.

I did ask the store and the company and they said their diets are already balanced. Can anyone verify this for me? I feed Natural Instincts and Basic Instincts.

(Basic Instincts seem to contain eggs and B-complex, but Natural Instincts does not. However, ingredients still vary.)

Thanks!
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I do prepackaged. I do http://www.radfood.com/products.htm
But I am going back to making my own again.
I don't give anything extra due to the diet but I am trying to get my cats to do a multi everyday.
post #3 of 5
here is a ver very very basic raw complete outline.. IE talk with a holistic vet or vet nutritionist ...

75% muscle meat
15% organ meat( liver should not exceed 100grams a week)
10% bone
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I notice in the Rad Cat article and list of ingredients...there is no taurine in the food. Cats need taurine for healthy hearts. Is the taurine already in the muscle portion of the food?
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Originally Posted by maxiecat03 View Post
I notice in the Rad Cat article and list of ingredients...there is no taurine in the food. Cats need taurine for healthy hearts. Is the taurine already in the muscle portion of the food?
Taurine is found in many organs meats in a quantity that is AFFCO approved ... IMHO I add some weekly
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