Originally Posted by Mihoshi
I think raw diets can be excellent, but you have to be careful and I would recommend cooking it.
but if you cook it, it will not be a raw diet anymore.
i feed as much raw to my cats as i can get them to eat... i think that a properly prepaired raw diet is superior to any processed commercial food. but i also think that an inproperly prepaired raw diet is one of the worst things you can feed your cat... i cringe when i hear about people feeding their cats raw boneless meat or even raw hamburger and calling it a raw diet. so long as you do your homework, talk to your vet, and take all necessary saftey precautions a raw diet is, IMO, a great choice if you have the time and motivation to do it right. i have fed my dogs a completely raw diet for some time and the results, esp. with my older dog, have been incredible!
purity, what ingredients are you not able to find? my recipe is only contains chicken pieces, organs, and some human suppliments, none of the ingredients are specific to raw feeding.
but Kai Bengals, i have to disagree with you on one point... all of my 6 carnivores, dogs and cats (esp the cats, picky little boogers), find cooked meat to be MORE palatable... i just dont give it to them cooked because i think raw is better for them. but if you offered my dogs a cooked chicken vs. a raw chicken they would take the cooked every time. then they would come back and eat the raw for desert.