|Purred: Sat Jun 2, '07 6:20am PST |
|KC, thanks for mentioning Hare-Today. Mommy gets her ground food from them now. She originally intended to make recipes--even bought the grinder--but then discovered a prey model exists for cats just like for dogs. So now Tess and I get ground rabbit, ground goat, ground chicken, etc. Originally, before she began with Hare-Today, she was cutting up supermarket pork into chunks, but she worried a lot because we weren't getting any bone, just the meat, and she knew bone was important. Tess and I both also absolutely refused to eat *any* supermarket chicken. Now, with Hare-Today's ground, she knows we're getting everything we need. She first tried its coarse ground, but the same problem existed with us not eating the bones in the food. This time she got the double-ground and it's worked like a charm. As for supplements, the v-e-t said to give us just an all-purpose tab, but Mommy feels we are receiving proper nutrition and has not given us any supplements. I actually have CRF and raw is not recommended for that at all. I'm a fairly young cat, though, only about 7 or so, and my test results last year came back so good I think that measured into the v-e-t's decision to let me do the raw too. His only warning was for Mommy to carefully monitor whether I had any kind of reaction to such a rich, high-protein diet, but I haven't. I love this food and so does Tess, though our preferences differ quite a bit! MOL My yearly tests come up in August, though, so we'll really see what's going on and the true effects of the raw diet since the switch. Mommy began the whole transition to raw at the beginning of this year but it took us about five months to truly accept it.
Kudos to Catster for this new Forum thread, btw! And let me also praise the group *Raw Fed* and urge both kits and dawgs to join us there. It's a terrific group, filled with very knowledgeable members, who know what's what and who give great advice.
Have a wonderful day, effurybody! We've got Tropical Storm Barry on top of us today! MOL
Edited by author Sat Jun 2, '07 6:21am PST