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Quick question about feeding a sphynx raw..

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Just a quick ?

In all the recipes I see about raw feeding it says to take off the skin of chicken/turkey/etc etc because it's too fatty..I was just curious if it would actually be a good thing to keep it on for a sphynx due to it's extremely high metabolism?

Thanks!

-Minion
post #2 of 10
Some breeders do feed raw to their sphynx.
Cleo was not fed raw and I am not going to give her raw.
You will love a sphynx when you get it.
post #3 of 10
If the breeder has been feeding raw then theyll know what amounts of what work...
post #4 of 10
I cannot answer your question on whether the skin should be left on or not - discussing this with the vet/holistic vet that is helping you with a raw diet would be the best source of information.
post #5 of 10
Wow! News for me, didn't even realise people actually fed their cats on a "raw" diet. Though I wouldn't personally. Interesting!
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by RussianKitten View Post
Wow! News for me, didn't even realise people actually fed their cats on a "raw" diet. Though I wouldn't personally. Interesting!
RussianKitten, it's not for everyone. It takes time, lots of research, learning and dedication. It also is best to work with a holistic vet or a vet with raw food knowledge. It isn't simply a matter of throwing you cat some raw meat. There are additives that need to be included in the mix to ensure your cat stays healthy. We have some very responsible raw feeders here at TCS who have done their homework and work with their vets to feed raw. Their animals all seem to do well on that diet. I personally don't have the time nor the inclination to do all that work.
post #7 of 10
Its up to you. You can start out with it on and see if he maintains a proper weight. To give you an idea a gram of fat has twice as much energy than a gram of carbohydrates. It doesn't take much fat for the amount of calories they need. Usually the amount left on the meat is enough. If he starts gaining then you will need to reduce.
post #8 of 10
I would leave at least some skin on, they would normally eat it so why not leave it?
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your replies..

Since I don't have my cat yet, I still have some time to research..Just curious about what you guess thought/had to say..since some of you have experience with the diet..I know a lot about dogs, but not an aweful lot about cats, though I've lived with them my whole life and fostered some, I've never had a cat that was 100% mine..

Thanks again!
post #10 of 10
most dog diets are more complex than cat ...

mine only like cooked skin
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