Originally Posted by darincm
...worms which was likely caused by the raw food.
While that's possible if the breeder was feeding raw wild food -- roadkill or something like that -- if he was feeding "grocery store" meat -- ie meat produced in controlled conditions on a "factory farm" -- that's so highly un
likely that's it's about negligible. Fact is, your kitten mostly likely aquired its worms from its mother, as it's quite common for kittens to have worms, and that's why they're routinely dewormed before adoption. Roundworm larvae, for example, can live in a dormant encysted state in a cat's tissues for long periods of time, and come out of dormancy during a period of stress, such as a pregnancy. Whence they migrate to the mammary glands and are passed to the kittens during breast feeding.
Your kittens' digestive problems that occurred as the result of the transition were attributable to the processed cat food the kittens were transitioned to, not to the raw food they had been eating. I suppose your point about them being transitioned before adoption is a valid point, considering the adopter is a "customer" of the breeder and the kitten is a "product" that is supposed to be ready when it passes from producer to consumer. But that's a customer-relations problem. Has nothing to do with the pros and cons of a raw diet.