|Purred: Mon Jun 11, '07 6:08pm PST |
|Yeah!! We're glad you're willing to take the plunge into raw. We've had good luck with it. We've heard(from others) that grinding raw food helps spread and produce bacteria. Something to think about. We have seen alot that do grind their food though. We only got ours ground to help the oldest kitty make the switch off the "kitty crack" This made it easier for meowmy to slip in catamins(kitty vitamins) just to make her feel better about the oldest kitties health. Meowmy still grinds a little bit to slip in our organs. Other than that we are fed prey model raw. The recipe for that is 80% meat 10% bone and 10% organs. We get alot of chicken(bone in) Soon we're getting quail, chukar, and pheasant! We don't have any problems with the bones. If they are too big we just eat the meat off and leave the bones, but mostly we crunch up everything all on our own.(even the old kitty, hers just need to be smaller) We don't like veggies and will pick around them. So meowmy doesn't give them to us. That and she doesn't beleive we need them.(the dogs only get them cause they like to eat them ) We don't trust commercial anymore. Tried the NV medallions once! We REFUSED to eat them! We were using a single ingredient canned food but it was involved with the American Nutrition scandal. So now the only canned product we get is Tripett green tripe. We do still trust evangers, but its not readily available here. With the chickens(whole fryers) meowmy just cuts it up like for frying. The legs get cut of the body and then again at the joint. Wings only get cut off the body cause they're so small. then the breast meat gets cut off the bone. And last the body gets cut in half down the side along the ribs. A 3-4lb Fryer feeds all 5 of us kitties for 11/2-2 days. We love elk and duck, but HATED the rabbit fryer.(yet we like baby bunnies). As far as websites check out the rawfedcat group on yahoo. There are also some good links and topics over on dogster's raw food diet forum.
Good Luck! Hope this answers some of your questions.
Karma and the Kitty Krew
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