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Anyone have experience with Platinum Performance?

post #1 of 9
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It's basically an on the side supplement but according to Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins it can be fed as an all-in-one. You add it to ground meats with bones and organs. Anyone have any experience with this?
post #2 of 9
I don't have any experience with this but it looks kind of like Missing link. Some people report that Missing link helps their kitties. But I have never been a fan of supplementing plant material in a diet for the the nutrients. Just about every nutrient, a few trace minerals listed may not be found in meat, in the guaranteed analysis is found in meat, bones, organs, and fat. Just add a fish oil and you have a basic diet.

Take care
post #3 of 9
I looked up Platinum Performance.

Ingredients:
Flax Seed, Flax Oil, Rice Bran, Whey Protein, Sunflower Seed, Soy Flour, Cane Molasses, Performance Minerals™, Calcium Carbonate, Bio-Sponge™, Dl-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid, Glucosamine Sulfate, Chromium Yeast, Selenium Yeast, Zinc Yeast, Pine Bark, Uncaria Tomentosa, Aloe Vera, Docosahexaenoic Acid , Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Borate, Maganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate, Lysine, Arginine, Glutamine, Taurine, Carnitine, Vitamin A, Choline Chloride, Niacin, Vitamin K, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B-12, Thiamin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Natural Flavors. No artificial preservatives added.


I'm wondering what "Performance Minerals" and "Bio-Sponge" is.
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For me, the reason I switched to raw was to get to a more natural diet for my cat. That meant as little carbs, grain & plant-matter as possible. It also meant feeding a mix of raw fresh organs, bone, and meat so that supplementation
wouldn't be necessary in a "hamburger-helper-just-add-meat" kind of way.

IMO, it's just switching out one commercial food for another, really.

Personally, if supplementation is necessary, I'd rather just buy singular vitamins from a supermarket and supplement that way. At least I have control over what is being supplemented, instead of a "one size fits all" multivitamin kind of supplement like this one that contains other stuff I don't like.

I agree that it seems similar to Missing Link, which I personally feel contains too many plant-derived nutrients for a raw diet, and other stuff I don't like. I know that "raw" and "grain-free" aren't the same thing, and that many are okay with using raw plant-sources in their raw diets - but for me, it's not something I advocate or do myself.

I think it gets points for convenience, and perhaps the novice raw feeder who isn't quite sure how to feed a whole and balanced raw diet yet, but I can't say I'd use it or recommend it for long-term.
post #4 of 9
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I know it's not entirely "natural" but it's affordable and you only give a teaspoon a day.
post #5 of 9
I am in agreement with several of the previous posters - a plant-based supplement has no business in my cats' diet.

Some confuse a natural diet with natural foods. While the ingredients in ML or PP might be closer to their original "natural" state than the ingredients in canned foods, a cat's "natural" diet consists of animals only. So no matter how fresh an ingredient, if it's plant-based, it's not a natural part of a feline diet.

With a balanced raw diet, supplements aren't necessary anyway. I know it's tempting to throw one in "just in case", but it's best to resist.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Auntie Crazy View Post
I am in agreement with several of the previous posters - a plant-based supplement has no business in my cats' diet.

Some confuse a natural diet with natural foods. While the ingredients in ML or PP might be closer to their original "natural" state than the ingredients in canned foods, a cat's "natural" diet consists of animals only. So no matter how fresh an ingredient, if it's plant-based, it's not a natural part of a feline diet.

With a balanced raw diet, supplements aren't necessary anyway. I know it's tempting to throw one in "just in case", but it's best to resist.
I agree and when I feel comfortable enough I will try the prey-model diet. But right know it's out of my comfort level and whether it's truly "natural" or not it's probably most practical at the moment-my mom is VERY squeamish around meat and all those organs would make her uncomfortable. Besides, sometimes cats do consume some plant material. There are some barn cats near my house and they nibble a bit at the grass. And even though cat's don't fully eat the stomach content of their prey, a bit of half-digested veggies will probably sneak in. JMO. If you want to feed prey model, kudos to you, I'm just taking it at my own pace
post #7 of 9
No worries, FattyKitty! I don't judge. We're all just trying to do the best for our little furry family members. I only responded because you asked for thoughts on PP.
post #8 of 9
I don't have any experience with it but I've been tempted to give it a try on Dr. Hodgkins recommendation. But it seems to have an awful lot of "stuff" in it. I certainly can't say I know there is anything wrong with anything that is in it.

I hadn't been able to find anywhere what dosage to use though. Where did you find that the dosage is 1 teaspoon a day?
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Actually, the dosage is 1/2 a teaspoon a day. I'm super forgetful, lol.

http://www.platinumperformance.com/a...ategory_id=310
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