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Ground Beef vs Kibble for kitten

post #1 of 11
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Short post, sorry...

Should I be feeding my kitten ground beef, cooked ground beef, or just kibble? I've been reading that ground beef is good for them, and after working with beef, he incessantly licks then bites my fingers...
post #2 of 11
Meat is the major component of a diet but by itself its not a complete diet. For raw I would take a look at the raw section to see what else is needed. For cooked beef you can also look at the raw section but you will have to add a multivitamin supplement.

Read up on nutrition, lots of good info on this site, and decide whats best for you kitty. If you do decide to go the conventional route, dry and wet food, I would recommend that you try to feed as much wet food as you can.
post #3 of 11
IMHO ... raw and homemade diets are for those working with a vet and are willing to spend considerable time reaserching( I myself have been researching for years ( ie over a decade ) and still utilize my vet s skills ( she is a rare one with a nutrition degree)

up to 10% raw or cooked is a fine fine treat

wet food is IMHO a great option for the ave pet parent ... kibble is what I call an often nessesary evil
post #4 of 11
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My habit with kibble has been to moisten it then microwave it for 15 seconds.
post #5 of 11
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My habit with kibble has been to moisten it then microwave it for 15 seconds.
ONLY if eaten within 15-30 minutes... otherwise you risk bacteria bloom
post #6 of 11
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My habit with kibble has been to moisten it then microwave it for 15 seconds.
Great if your cats will eat it. Mine like wet food, but ignore kibble that has gotten wet, such as when they spill their water into it. They won't touch anything that's been microwaved.
post #7 of 11
If you can feed him cubes/strips of raw meat instead of ground it's much better for their teeth.

A few times a week is highly recommended by vets over here, if you are not wanting to go completely raw.
post #8 of 11
You might be interested in this TCS article:

http://www.thecatsite.com/Health/247...-for-Cats.html
post #9 of 11
Like others have said, it doesn't sound like a very complete diet, although it would make a great treat, and I don't think it would be a disaster for someone to go along with it for a while if they had a cat that wouldn't eat anything else.
post #10 of 11
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My habit with kibble has been to moisten it then microwave it for 15 seconds.
I read that microwaving destroys nutrients. Not sure, though.
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I read that microwaving destroys nutrients. Not sure, though.
it takes more than 15 seconds..
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