Does anyone feed their cat a raw diet???? I have been doing soem research on this topic and I was wondering if there is anyone out there who does this?????
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8/16/05 at 9:21am
Originally Posted by fatkitties
Maybe raw works if you have time to make sure it's absolutely balanced, but there's a lot more to it than feeding raw chicken and gizzards. And I'm going to venture a guess that most people just plain don't have the time to both properly research it, and properly do it all of the time.
Originally Posted by lavender
Negs, I have seen many cats (and dogs) have a wonderful improvement on allergies when put on a raw diet (I work at a natural pet care store). I've seen some come back looking like completley different animals! (Dogs with raw "elephant leather" skin growing a healthy coat again). Your cats allergies may not be that bad, but raw is definatley, IMO, the way to go.
About the prepared diets, I find these are a great way for someone who doesn't have time to do it properly themselves, or doesn't trust themselves to do it right, to feed raw. There are many brands available, and I find at least with my store, it's the animals preferance that usually makes the decision. Sometimes you can get veggies mixed in, sometimes they're seperate and you have to mix them.
Here's the brand I've used, it's pretty much only available in Ontario, so it many not be of help to you, but there are some excellent articles in the interesting reading section of the website, especially the one about allergies
Originally Posted by Sylorna
what would you say the cost comparison is between a raw meat diet and a premium cat food (wet and dry) diet is?
Originally Posted by sharky
Silly me this is easy comparison
3lbs of raw pre mixed is 12 bucks... 36 oz=12.00 or about 90 cents for a 3 ounzes serving
3 oz of premium canned range .25 - 1.45
3lbs fresh hambuger/chn 7.50 + supplement s at about $7 for a months supply
1lb hambuger + vitamins + oatmeal + veggies/fruit= about 4 bucks and serves three for about 4 days ... broke down 1.25 a day ... or about 42 cents per kid per day( this is for a homade cooked diet)