|Purred: Tue Apr 12, '11 1:09pm PST |
|I agree with BK, assuming that you can transition her over to it, there would be nothing better for her than raw. First of all, cats are obligate carnivores and meant to eat meat, not grains, not veggies, and not dried out kibble which dehydrates them. Secondly, if it turns out that she is sensitive to something, whether it is a grain or a certain meat, you have total control over her food if you are feeding her raw and don't have to worry about whether fish or wheat or whatever is cross contaminating her food.
Probably ground raw would be the way to go if she has few teeth and her mouth is sensitive, but she might very well be able to handle finely shredded chicken or any meat for that matter.
There are several ways to go with ground raw. 1) You can buy premade raw like Nature's Variety Instinct (http://www.naturesvariety.com/InstinctRaw/cat) which are patties containing meat, bones, organs, and some vegetables. 2) As P&T mentioned you can use your own ground meat and liver and add a pre-mix like Alnutrin to provide the nutrition you would have gotten from bones and extra vitamins. 3) You can use a grinder to grind meat and bones yourself and use a recipe like the one here http://www.catnutrition.org/recipes.html. 4) You can buy ground meat/bones/organs which you can supplement (but don't have to) from a place like hare-today.com.
Read the site that BK gave you as well as catnutrition.org, catinfo.org, and rawfedcats.org.
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