Some of you may have seen my post about "too much angst with pet food" on the nutrition forum already. That is just regarding trying to get my three kibble addicts to at least eat some canned food. One has probable IBD w/ vomiting, one is getting portly. They are trying small amounts of all different kinds, but nothing is really a hit. They are still young and I want to get them on a healthier path, but it is very frustrating. I'm going to try making my own food to control ingredients more and maybe save some money. I'm going try posting shorter specific questions in separate threads this time to keep my posts shorter than a novel :)
Not long ago when my dog was diagnosed with chronic renal failure I read up on raw diets and read that for dogs you need to go all raw or not at all. That the raw meat goes through the digestive tract much faster than commercial non-raw food, and by mixing them you are slowing the transit time for the raw meat causing the bad bacteria and stuff more time to multiply and cause problems? Is this wrong information or does it just not apply to cats? I see lots of people saying they gave a mix of raw and non-raw on and off. Is it harmful to let my kitties try some raw while still eating kibbles or home-cooked?