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Cats are obligate carnivors. They do not need fruits, vegetables, high carbohydrates (like potatoes) or grains in their diets and are not able to easily digest these items. In addition, dry kibble with fillers such as corn meal, rice, fruits and vegitables can cause a wide variety of illnesses in cats including obesity, irritable bowel disease, diabetes, kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract disease, and even cancer. The risks associated with these illnesses can be reduced by feeding a healthy, nutritionally balanced, homemade diet or a high quality canned cat food. If you are unable to commit to the time it takes to make your own food, canned food should be fed instead. DRY CAT FOOD SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN.
It is important to note that feeding a homemade diet takes some time and a certain level commitment and there are safety measures MUST be adheared to to keep your kitty from getting sick from improperly prepared and stored food. My recipe must be followed exactly to ensure proper nutition for your kitten. If you are not willing to follow the recipe exactly, you should feed a high quality canned cat food instead.
When you purchase one of my kittens, I will provide you with a training session and recipe to use to make your own food. Your kitty will thank you, and so will your pocket book. Raw fed kitties are much less likely to be sick than kibble fed cats, and, if that doesn't convert you, perhaps the smell in the litterbox will. Raw fed cats produce about 1/3 of the waste that dry or canned food fed cats produce. A raw fed kitties waste doesn't smell bad.
Dental health is very important to the overall health of your cat. Contrary to popular belief, dry kibble does not clean your cat's teeth just like dry cereal does not clean a human's teeth. If you are feeding a raw diet, you can chunk up some of the muscle meat into 1" cubes. The chewing action of the meat will help clean their teeth. You can also provide a treat of raw, boneless chicken to your cat every few days if feeding canned. Brushing their teeth and regular dental exams by your vet is also a must.
For more information about feline nutrition and information about the recipe I use for my cats, please click here:
If you would like to feed a good quality raw diet, but; don't want to prepare it yourself, this is an excellent company that prepares fresh, high quality, nutritionally balanced, raw diets for purchase and they do ship to Alaska. They also have some excellent information about feeding raw. I used this company for my kittens before I started making my own raw diet. I saw a marked difference in their health in just a few short weeks, and they LOVE it!
There are some raw diets available at our local pet stores, however; read the ingredients carefully before purchase. many of the commercially made raw diets contain fillers cats do not need such as potato, sweet potato, vegitables, and fruits that the cat will have difficulty digesting.
YUM, here is a batch of fresh made raw food for our kitties. The food includes freshly ground chicken thighs (including the bone), Chunked up chicken breast for teeth health, freshly ground turkey, freshly ground chicken hearts, chicken livers, egg yolks, water, and suppliments (Vit B, Vit E, Taurine, Fish oil, and lite Iodized Salt)
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