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Is this balanced? What else do I need to add?

post #1 of 7
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Here is my raw recipe currently. What else should I add to it (name ingredient and est. ammount of grams if you can). Thanks!


Chicken Delight
1 lb Raw chicken or turkey thigh flesh only with the skin
(half chicken, half turkey if possible for more variety of protein sources)
400 grams Raw chicken liver
800 grams Raw chicken gizzards
3 tsp Powdered or finely ground eggshell
1 lb Beef Heart
2500 mg Salmon Oil
2 raw egg yolks

Thank you.
post #2 of 7
Is this the plan you plan to impliment or are you currently implimenting it?

Leslie
post #3 of 7
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Is this the plan you plan to impliment or are you currently implimenting it?

Leslie
I'm planning to. My cats are getting used to to a more wet-centered diet currently.
post #4 of 7
My first piece of advice is don't start with such a detailed plan--you will only be disappointed. #2 start with a single protein source for your main meat--get your cats consistently eat muscle meat before you procede with organs. #3 include no veggies #4 no eggshells, use bone

If your cats go a few weeks with bone they aren't going to die, if they go a few weeks without organs they aren't going to die. In fact they could go a month without issue.

When feeding raw you don't have to be concerned with getting all nutrients in one meal.

Leslie
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Originally Posted by Jack31 View Post
My first piece of advice is don't start with such a detailed plan--you will only be disappointed. #2 start with a single protein source for your main meat--get your cats consistently eat muscle meat before you procede with organs. #3 include no veggies #4 no eggshells, use bone

If your cats go a few weeks with bone they aren't going to die, if they go a few weeks without organs they aren't going to die. In fact they could go a month without issue.

When feeding raw you don't have to be concerned with getting all nutrients in one meal.

Leslie
I will only use the baby food to boost flavor until they get used to it. The eggshells are only because they aren't used to bones yet. Once they've adjusted, I'll modify the recipe.
post #6 of 7
Here's a good thread with some detailed info that might be helpful to you. Without knowing the weight of your cat(s) and how often you plan to feed, I can't comment too much on your recipe. But I echo Leslie totally, on all points.

Good luck! And definitely keep us informed.
post #7 of 7
Don't over-think it and think in bulk.

I usually get 3 whole chickens from Costco (total 10 - 11 lbs.). I grind one chicken with the bone and the cumulative gizzards, de-bone and cut up the other two into small chunks. Into a big bowl I add 2 teaspoons of liver powder, 2 egg yolks and 2 teaspoons of salmon oil into 3 cups of water plus and some vitamins. I then dump the meat into a big bowl with the smelly liquid and mix everything up and portion it out.

Its a lot like playing golf. You're aiming for nutritional par. Eventually over the course of the month it took to go through all that chicken, she got all her nutrients.

She really likes the liver powder and salmon oil more for its smell than anything else.
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