Originally Posted by minniewinnie
I've been feeding Minnie canned Wellness (grain-free) and have been giving her some raw food snacks. She LOVES it. I think more than the canned food. Can I just continue to do this (canned + raw)? Or should I just slowly start moving away from canned and more towards raw?
The choice is entirely yours, MinnieWinnie. There are lots of benefits to feeding a wholly raw diet and it's certainly what I consider the most important decision a cat owner can make for their cat, but no one else can make that decision for you.
If you're amenable to going all raw, however, why not research the options, pick one and give it a try? You can do commercial or home-prepared or a mix of the two. Commercial is usually ground and frozen, might cost more than canned, and you will have to review the different varieties for quality and ingredients (just as you did when you picked out the canned foods you're currently feeding).
Home-prepared can be ground, frankenprey or whole prey, or any combination thereof. Feeding home-prepared is generally less costly than either commercial raw or canned and you have superb control over both the quality and the make-up of the ingredients, but you will have to learn and commit to feeding a balanced diet. If you chose a ground recipe, you may also have to invest in some equipment purchases.
There are so many ways to feed raw today that anyone interested in it should be able to find one that fits their lifestyle and resources.