Disadvantage of raw pets
I have been feeding only raw food to my cats and dogs for almost as long as I have been raw...at least a few years now. I have discovered a disadvantage...one of my cats will eat an uncut advocado or melon out of a fruit bowl on the table. It is hilarious...and a bit frustrating. I now have to keep these items in a separate room that she can't get in to!
Aww, that's cute. :)
My kitties want nothing to do with fruits and veggies. They only want raw meat.
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Awwwwwww I say let the raw pets have what they want....psssst ...my kitkat is spoiled cuz she is the bestest one.
OOOOOOOO thanks for heads up. I let my kitkat try my stuff. She never gets on counters or table though. So I decide what she has to try.
She has never eaten these you mentioned....phew
Thanks for the info! I knew about onions, grapes, and raisins (and chocolate), but didn't know about the avocadoes. That is a bummer as our pets love them and eat them all the time! Not anymore....
Originally Posted by rawbabymama
Yeah...I used to have a cat that loved avocado. I thought it was good for her, I didn't know...but she fell out of the window, so it never had a chance to catch up with her. I'm glad I didn't know about the avos, then she wouldn't have been able to enjoy them so much her last year.
I think our domesticated pets are a bit confused about what is good for them...they've been around us too long
Anyone else's cat eat plastic?
I no longer use this brand, but the evolution (vegan) diet kibble and canned foods has avocado in both of them. The use it for dogs, cats, and ferrets. I'm sure they wouldn't add it if it was harmful??????????? I used to feed my cat this all the time without any problems. also my son feeds his 2 dogs this, as they are allergic to other brands.
different cat than the one I have now. he gets raw meat.
Weird. More research is in order!
Originally Posted by oceanluv
I think a lot of companies still produce food with any ingredients they feel like adding to increase calorie content and taste and as long as it's organic don't feel the need to research it.
When i think about restaurant chefs every single meal has meat and cheese and almost all have bread in them. They don't care about healthy choices or calorie content, it's all about flavour and presentation.
It's great if there's a few pet food companies that were concerned with only adding true "healthy' ingredients to their products, but we can't rely on them to know better than us.
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Vegan food for ferrets and cats??? Ahhhh! I can't stand kibble companies. When are people going to learn that a carnivore is a carnivore.
I don't think a bite or two of avacado is going to kill your cat, but I would advise putting it somewhere the cat is not going to get it.
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I personally would never feed a diet that is so full of carbs to a carnivore. It is bad enough that kibble companies put more and more fruits and veggies in the mix and take out more and more meat.
We had a dog that died of insulinoma cancer about a year and a half ago. The main reason is their systems dont know what to do with that much fruit and veggies. I am sure the other garbage they put in kibble didnt help and the whole being processed for sure doesnt help. We started her on a raw meaty bone diet and her coat was getting a lot softer, her breath was sweeter, her gas was not near as bad. She was a rotten/boxer and the boxer half is known for bad gas! Sophie our current fur kid is toxic if she is fed kibble. That is how she came to us is with kibble. Her gas burns your sinuses and throat if she is on kibble ,on raw it is much more mild.
We now have a pure bred boxer and she is fed raw meaty bones. This is not to say that she never gets fruit or veggies as Sophie loves to eat huckleberries right off the bush! She does like the occasional bite of banana or carrot. But I never give her grains since they cant digest that. My reason for these choices are:
1. I look at what wild dogs and wolves eat out in the wild. Genetically they are so close that they have not evolved to the diets they are now getting.
2. I saw how the kibble affected our other dogs. One was fat and lethargic and did not have thyroid problems. The other one died of insulinoma cancer. That type of cancer is directly tied to carbs. Ferret studies show the same thing about eating a high carb diet that eliminates meat. They get the same type of cancer.
These are solely and souly my personal choices and my reasoning for the choices that we have made in our house on why we feed raw meaty bones to our carnivores.
I hope I have not offended anyone. I may not agree with what another person does but I certainly do not want someone else to feel that I am trying to force them to do the same way I choose to do something. To each their own as it should be. By the way Sophie likes avocados too once in a while. ;)
The fact that they produce vegan food for cats allready tells you that they are a bit off.
the evolution (vegan) diet kibble and canned foods has avocado in both of them.
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