|Purred: Thu Aug 16, '07 9:36am PST |
|Oscar... the foods you mentioned are what helped us switch to raw. When mom got us she only fed us kirkland kibble. We did VERY wel on it, but mom wanted me on raw like the dogs for the same reasons... while it wasn't bad, I thrived, she new I could do even better. She kept the irkland out to give me something crunchy to chew on on make sure I had food. It took me a little while to like the wet food. But I quickly switched myself to the wet... I still much on my kibble here and there though... but much less.
My mom also would introduce some of the doggie foods... green tripe, ground meats, NV medallions. Then she started on chicken necks. Cheap and small... so if we didn't eat it no big waste. Good treats for the pups at worst. I turned my nose up a few times, and finally ate one. The whole thing.
With cats, the transition can be trickier, but definitely worth the effort. She gets so frisky after a good healthy meal. I found the "cheaper" kibble food was making her lazy... she is a pretty fit cat and I want to keep her that way before it becomes a problem.
I have met so many cats that are fat, I thought it was normal to look like that (being a non cat person until 2 years ago) I have learned alot rearing one from kittenhood (I took her mom in with the kittens and found all homes but one, I git them just as they were weaning) Kirkland was better than they were getting, and all the kittens are healthy in their new homes. I didn't feed raw to anyone back then (we are only 6 months raw), but since this kitty has wormed her way in and found her furever home, I decided it is time to get her on the raw train as well, since the pups are and are doing so excellent.
It feels so good to me to know I took this ktty from the woods and a life of a feral cat and I want to offer her the best. And she loves me for it. She has also gone from a very standoffish kitty (for a LOOooooong time) to one that comes to me for love and food. And I do attribute even that to the food.
Fancy Feast appeals to humans emotions for their animals, but not to the health of the cat...
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