Originally Posted by donnageorge
Yep, Felidae and California Natural are considered human-grade (aka super/ultra-premium). Our two cats were initially okay with super-premium foods like Felidae, Innova, Wellness, and Holistic Blend. But then one of our cats developed skin problems, and so on the recommendation of our holistic vet, we switched both cats to pre-made raw meat diets, and now they're doing extremely well.
It's probably worth trying out different foods with your cats, but you may want to consider consulting with a vet (preferably a holistic vet) first.
I guess for pet food, holistic means high-quality, healthy -- and preferably natural and organic -- ingredients, meaning no meat meal, by-products, or other unsavoury ingredients.
hi, it's my second post here...
thank you, thank you...
i read a book called Keep Your Cat Healthy the Natural Way, by PAT LAZARUS. after I got my kitties for about two to three weeks, I switched to RAW CHICKEN MEAT, HEART, GIZZART, AND SOME TURKEY, A LITTLE BIT FISH, a little bit veggie, a little bit yugort, AND SOME OF MY TABLE'S LEFTOVER. my two kitties seems fine, energitic, and healthy, well at least to my eyes. then just a week ago, I told my aunt that I fed my kitties with raw meat, she was like shocked. She asked me what raw meat was fed to my kitties, I said chicken and turkey, she was..........more shocked! She was an nutrient major back when she first came to USA in 70's. She warned me that raw meat is extremely dangerous, expecially chicken and other fowls. because of Salmonella and other things, and it's not safe to feed fish and pork raw, since there would be parasite and germs in there too! She said that the only raw meat that could be safe is beef, but sadly, I read somewhere that beef is not safe after all...
I was so scared, I went to library to do some research and found out that salmonelle could a threat, maybe not to cats, but to us through cats! And I also found out that the process of slaughtering and processing raw meat is not very safe in USA, or any other place. Now, my mind was fed up by PAT LAZARUS and other holistic books, that I do not wish to feed my two kitties commercial food. But at the same time, it seemed to me that raw meat is not good either....maybe I should just cook them...man, I should feed them commercial food like my auntie so my kitties could be fat and delicious
I don't know what to feed my kitties now, donnageorge, or any other people who fed their felines or other pets raw meat, plz, could you tell me if there's a safe way to feed my kitties raw meat, with minimal chance to get something like salmonelle. I want to call a holitic vet, but I am not very rich...I am afraid that those "holistic" vets are just like those so-called organic food, very expensive, like consult a lawyer......do you know how much do I have to pay if I just want to consult a holistic vet through phone?
confused gorilla....with two kitties...