Who feeds their pets raw??
I was wondering, for those of you who feed your pets raw, how do you do this? Do you just feed them fruits/veggies/seeds? Do you buy the Innova Raw?
Im desperately wanting a kitty, and am trying to figure out about how expensive food would be.
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i read before that some type jungle cat in south america , leopard or panther , eats avacados .
really?? how funny!
that sure would be easily incorporated :)
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Cats don't need fruits/veggies/seeds. They're carnivores. Strictly meat/bones/organs. My cats've been raw for..oh, let me think... since the end of June, I believe.
One is VERY picky about it. He rarely eats the raw. I have bribed him by pouring tinned sardines in water (not raw) over the raw meat, but he'll usually eat around it. I have a storage bin of their old Natural Choice cat food that I leave the latch undone. He can open it and climb in when he wants to eat. I'll be stricter about getting him to eat the raw when the dry food is gone, cuz I'm not buying any more.
Since I'm veg for ethics/morals, I'm really picky about where their meat comes from. I hate having to deal with it, but i'm used to it now, and I tell myself that's what I get for having carnivorous animals. The other 2 are doing GREAT on it. They eat it all, they have shiny coats, and best of all (and the reason why I started raw feeding them) they don't poop very much and there's almost zero odor to it. It smelled something fierce on dry catfood, my GOD, let me tell you. Everytime one took a dump, i'd threaten to give them up for adoption. Not that I ever would, but boy did I threaten.
They eat mostly chicken. I originally started buying it from the health food store, then I found out that that brand was local (40 mins away) so I contacted them about buying in bulk which saved me a bit of money. I bought a freezer chest and it has all their meat in it. They also get (not all at once, obviously) eggs, lamb, beef, fish, shrimp. I'm looking for sources for other meat. It's hard to find satisfactory farms. The chicken they get is from Nature's Premier (www.naturespremier.com) they're certified organic, certified humanely raised and handled, free farmed, free range, etc. The beef, which I only bought once, came from the health food store. I'd like to find a place I can get that at a better price. The fish, since I get wild-caught anyway, I can get at the grocery store. They don't get that often. I don't like how it makes everything in my fridge smell and taste like fish when it's thawing in there.
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Oh, sorry. Food's pretty expensive. I usually pay between $5-$8 a day for their food; but like I said, I'm picky. It's a life that was given for them. It's worth a little more to me, anyway.
There is this office cat that, whenever I start eating my raw food, he comes over to investigate but he never likes any of it expect some of the grapefruit.
And occasionally some of my liquid salad. But mosltly he's into meat and water.
I feed all of my animals raw. My cats both eat, raw, organic meat/bones, my bunny eats raw veggies, nuts and fruits and hay and my fish eat live bloodworms and zucchini. All of my animals eat species appropriate diets. Veggies for the natural born vegetarians and meat for the natural born carnivores. I believe that if one can't/won't feed one's pets a species appropriate diet then one shouldn't be taking care of them.
This website is super informative and they provide a link to raw chicken, rabbit, turkey, etc. All organically raised and loved. Check out the owners story on the chicken website.
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Clicking the link didn't work for me though. Here it is again. http://www.catnutrition.org/foodmaking.html
Very good info, thanks. :)
Something just struck me about this sentence. Yeah they love them so much and that's why they brutally slaughter them when it's time.
All organically raised and loved
Hi I have a cat that i feed raw and a dog 5 months. . The dog eats organic chicken necks, brisket bones organic and what I eat raw... Likes avo, brocoli, watermelon most fruit, apples, raw muesli(no grains), and chicken carcasses.
Well cats are carnivores. so they need meat. My cat has changed radically since I took it off dried food cuck that is slowly killing domesticated animals. the people I met who only feed their cat or dog dried biscuits cos the vet said its a s'cience brand' are not being told the truth. These vets make heaps out of surgeries and medicines for sick animals that could easily avoid having their lives cut short or unnessecary suffering by changing their diets.
My cat now has a beautiful temperment, is not agitated and plays like a kitten and she is 13. I learnt about raw foods for animals through an article written by Katya from www. Rawjuvenate in Australia. You can read more there. She is a wise long time raw, beautiful 50 woman passionate about educating people to change their children's diets and their pets diets.
People comment that my dog has NO smelly breath, NO smelly coat and clear shiny eyes, NO gunk in the corners or under the eyes.
If your cat has been brought up on dried food, it will go thru withdrawels for a few days. It is so addictive that stuff. But it is worth going through it. Be patient and offer chopped chicken necks and a little fish. Eventually it will get its taste back for its natural diet. And you'll have a loving, playful, allergy free, non scratching , peaceful, contented loving cat.
Your cat will stop the outrageous water consumption it craves in order for its poor bodies to try and dilute the assault on their kidneys from the salted dried ....poison.
My cat hardly eva drinks at all. Her eyes are so bright and shiny and her coat, well it just glistens!!!!! Who said a cat or dog needs tinned c... or dried...for health its actually for sickness and early death.
Hope this helps :)
thank you vlfl , thats exactly how i feel . my thought here is to feed pets raw plant matter . its time for humans to evolve into greater nonpredatory beings . and make our pets that with us .
Originally Posted by vgloveforlife
i think i also read somewhere of people feeding dogs , and maybe cats , dry beans and rice .