|Purred: Wed Aug 24, '11 1:03pm PST |
|Hello Catster: this is my first post here. I'm looking for a little bit of advice in formulating a balanced raw diet for my kitties, Stoops and Doof. I really like the idea of feeding them a diet that is as "close to nature" as possible, while providing them with a balanced and complete diet.
They are currently eating grain-free moist food, but I'd like to try to eventually get them on a primarily raw diet. Today I gave them small chunks of raw chicken (~1-2''x1-2'') and a little bit of liver. They took to it nearly immediately, which surprised me because they are both rather fussy. I'm hoping to try to introduce bones into the equation over the course of the next week or so.
I was curious if it was actually possible to create a balanced diet using the "whole prey" model (80% meat, 5% liver, 5% secreting organs and 10% bone) without adding a bunch of supplements -- especially for extremely active, growing kittens. There seems to be a lot of conflicting information online about whether or not it's best to grind or not grind the food... and many articles seem to site how difficult it is to create a balanced diet.
Also, when it comes to bones, what is the best way to introduce them to the kitties?
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