|Purred: Mon Dec 22, '08 1:36pm PST |
|Darlin', you are a delight to us catsters and cats. And you are so a - me. Concerned, enlightened, determined.
I make my own cat food- raw, no dry anymore either - and my cats thrive on it. I have learned a lot from my trial and error ways so let me pass on what I know. And I cook NOTHING and 10 or my 14 cats have tucked into the new diet with relish. Still working on the remaining four.
I have an electric meat grinder (but good food processor could do just as well) and I get chicken thighs only with bone in and after cutting the big meaty parts from the bone, I send it all through my grinder. My cats adore their new food and when I started giving it to them, they demanded to know why I had been hiding this "caviar" for so long.
Unless you have a desire to spend more on "organic" meats, just go with hormone- and antibiotic free. I do splurge on the eggs - I spend that extra 30 cents (I live in GA and wild chickens are like weeds here) for cageless/free-range chicken eggs.
I got my base recipe from catnutrition.org and after a couple of small tweaks it is perfect for my clan. You can get the few supplements it calls for either online or at a good drug store. Any way you look at it, it's way cheaper and far more superior in quality than ANY store bought stuff.
Again, I think you are tops for your concern about the nutrition of your cats. You so RULE!
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