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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Is it okay to feed cats both raw food and dry food? The company from which I'm buying the raw food also has dry food, and since I don't have much money (poor college student lol), I can't really afford to feed them all raw food. So is it okay to feed them raw food in the morning and at night, then just leave dry food out during the day? Or should I stick to raw food?
post #2 of 10
That's fine. As long as the raw food is in a separate bowl/plate from the dry.
post #3 of 10
most will say stick to just raw

Many others will say raw in am and dry in pm or vice versa

raw and dry digest at different rates : this can cause tummy issues to bacterial issues
post #4 of 10
Could you make your own raw? It really helps with bringing down the price.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies! I'll probably just keep them on raw food. I would try and make it myself, but I'm afraid of making it wrong and possibly making them sick
post #6 of 10
The only concern I have about just raw is what do you do when you need to be away for the weekend? IMO it might be difficult to have a cat sitter feeding raw food, or in the case like us, we go to shows - the ones at home eat dry for the 2 days we are gone.
post #7 of 10
One of the forum members has been feeding raw for one meal and dry for another for a very long time. I don't know of any reason it would be a problem.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
GoldenKitty45: I didn't think about the times when I would be out of town or gone for the night, very good point.

I think I'll feed them raw in the morning, then dry at night. When I'm out of town, I'm not sure about asking our cat sitter to feed them raw (in case she does it wrong somehow or if it's too), so they'll have to be used to dry food.

For the times when I am gone, should they be fed canned (for the moisture content) or just dry? Any thoughts on canned food? (It would be from the same company as the raw food, so it looks better than the regular commercial canned food).
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by kittyxsasha12 View Post
GoldenKitty45: I didn't think about the times when I would be out of town or gone for the night, very good point.

I think I'll feed them raw in the morning, then dry at night. When I'm out of town, I'm not sure about asking our cat sitter to feed them raw (in case she does it wrong somehow or if it's too), so they'll have to be used to dry food.

For the times when I am gone, should they be fed canned (for the moisture content) or just dry? Any thoughts on canned food? (It would be from the same company as the raw food, so it looks better than the regular commercial canned food).
If it were me I would do just dry as canned may not be readily accepted and if it was it may upset the gi tract used to raw and dry

are you using a pre done raw that is medallions or making daily portions ?? If so you could have the sitter just keep them to there regular schedule of raw morning dry evenings... Most are willing to put done a portion while they may not enjoy the guts type raw feeding...
post #10 of 10
If you have the option, totally go canned. Dry isn't good for cats (FNES, Cat Info).

Ah, the fun of the internet; ask a question, get a veritable plethora of answers. Glad to see you're feeding raw, even if it's only half the diet!
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