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post #1 of 11
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Hello all. The question I have is if it would be ok to feed blue buffalo wilderness canned dog food to my kitty. I have done a lot of reading on feline diets and have decided to try for the switch to a raw meat diet. Until I can afford a meat grinder I have slowly acclimated my manx and tortoise shell to Blue Buffalo Wilderness diets.

Blue Buffalo is 95% chicken, no grains period. Its stats are as follows: 10% protein (min); 9% fat (min); 78% moisture (max) and 2% ash. Take out the water it comes out approx. 50% protein...45% fat.

Blue Buffalo Dog is 95% turkey/chicken, no grains. Same stats as above. It lacks taurine, and contains chicken liver which the cat doesnt (not sure why). Also contains a lot more of the weird ingredients (vitamins). Blue Buffalo Dog is also 70% CHEAPER!?!?!?!

If I supplement my cat with this stuff I have called "missing link" which has taurine, would it be ok to feed the essentially same yet insanely cheaper dog version? Thanks in advanced.
post #2 of 11
Call the company and ask if there is taurine ... Most dog foods contain a minimum level which is usually enough but I would call and ask ... also consult your vet



IMHO missing link is a good aftercare item but contains things I would not regularly feed
post #3 of 11
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how often would missing link be ok to feed? I have an appointment for the vet on saturday, but i sometimes feel my vet is an idiot. Unfortunately they wooed me in on a one year plan worth of visits and vaccinations that has already been payed for. I would just like a second opinion before I go in to get my first.
post #4 of 11
everyone has different opnions ( that is what they are since cat nutrition as a science is in its infancey )

http://www.missinglinkproducts.com/a...kFelineFormula

Flaxseedgood ingrediant but it can be a allergen , Rice Brangrain by product , Primary Dried Yeastallergen , Blackstrap Molassessugar , yes it has some minute trace minerals ( please look up for yourself), Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Sunflower Seed, Dehydrated Alfalfaallergen, Dried Carrot, Shark Cartilage Powder*, Freeze Dried Fish Protein Powder, Freeze Dried Oyster Powder, Ground Barley Grass, Dried Kelp, Zinc Monomethionine, Lecithin, Chromium Yeast, Selenium Yeast, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Garlic Powder do your own research but ??? safety at best , Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, and Cobalamin (Vitamin B12).

overall it is okay but it is $$$ and not all whole foods and has ?? able ingrediant s
post #5 of 11
I always understood that canned dog food has ground up bones in it which are good for dogs but can damage a cat's intestines? It would still be listed under meat proteins.
post #6 of 11
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when you give cats a raw diet, you grind up the meat, bone, and liver. You just have to sure you grind it up twice (or even more if needed) to get the bones as fine as possible. I definitely dont notice any bone chunks at all, so if it does, they have it ground down pretty good.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by unseenat17 View Post
when you give cats a raw diet, you grind up the meat, bone, and liver. You just have to sure you grind it up twice (or even more if needed) to get the bones as fine as possible. I definitely dont notice any bone chunks at all, so if it does, they have it ground down pretty good.
cooked bones and raw bones are WAY different ///

many folks actually give necks for raw bones without any grinding
post #8 of 11
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well, is there any reason in particular cooked bone and raw bone are WAY different? Dont mean to be knitpicky, but people will believe you way more on a discussion board if you give reasons with statements. Ive seen people give necks to dogs plenty, but ive never seen a cat down a neck. Thanks everyone for all the help so far. I dont mind paying the extra for the cat food (only the best for my animals)...but i was guessing they have them labeled as dog vs cat because of the vitamins plus serving suggestions. Maybe I could contact blue buff, but I doubt they would ever suggest using a product for the exact opposite of its purpose for liability reasons. Bleh!
post #9 of 11
yes .. You need to make cooked bone microscopic as it can splinter ... Raw bone does not splinter thus it does not need to be processed in any way( you do of course need to make sure the bone is of proper size to animal using it ... If you learn to search prior to asking you would have found out some dog food s are identical to cat foods.. or searched via google this info is readily avail, I try to help not write volumes as most can research if guided ... It does not seem to be in this case but that is why I say ask
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by unseenat17 View Post
when you give cats a raw diet, you grind up the meat, bone, and liver.
You don't have to grind anything, mine eat meat/organs cut into chunks and wings/necks/chops on the bone. Grinding the meat does nothing to help clean their teeth.
post #11 of 11
Missy is right. No need for a grinder. Check out http://www.rawfedcats.org/ for more information on a raw diet minus the grinder.
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