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Raw food for cat

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Feb 3, 2014
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Raw food for cat

New cat owner here got some questions Smiling Face With Open Mouth
what kind of raw food do you give your cat and how do you or do you handle the food at all before giving him?
is it normal for my cat to love cantaloupe and avocado? I only gave him a tiny portion, like real real tiny portion finely diced. I did some researches online and figured that veggies actually provide fibres but moderation is the key. but I'm not sure what does moderation mean.
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Feb 3, 2014
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Also, what's the ratio of wet to dry food are you giving your cat? I'm giving him four meals a day with one wet. Is that appropriate?
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If you want to feed your cat raw food, there's a lot to take into account because cats have *really* specific nutritional needs in the case of some things (like the amino acid taurine or the ratio of calcium to phosphorus for instance) and too much and/or too little can be problematic. Having said this, we made our own raw food for years. But before you start making it yourself, you should consider experimenting and seeing if you cat will eat it. You'd think that cats would love, love, love raw food, but many don't and it can take a while to get a cat to accept it. And it also can make a difference what protein you use. There are pre-made choices, such as these:

https://www.instinctpetfood.com/cats/raw
https://www.stellaandchewys.com/cat-foo ... er-morsels

Which you can find at many pet stores. Make sure they're nutritionally complete for cats, not dogs. I also cannot recommend Holisticat enough:

http://holisticat.com/index.php/en/well-fed-cats

This is a site that's been around for many, many years and there's lots of information about raw feeding and holistic help for cats. There's an amazing forum that's (frankly) helped save my cats more than once. There's lots of free info, but it does cost $20 USD a year to join the forum. I think you can look around it though without paying.

Many cats love fruits and veggies. :-)
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