|Purred: Mon Oct 17, '11 4:34am PST |
|Maybe you're not explaining exactly what you were feeding, but it sounds like no bones or organs? What were you doing for calcium? If you are going to feed a prey model/frankenprey diet you must do 80% muscle meat (includes hearts and gizzards), 10% bone, 5% liver, and 5% other secreting organ. The nutrients provided by bones and organs are essential and are not supplied by muscle meat alone. Please read the sites suggested by BK and Allen and you can also check out rawfedcats.org for info on the prey model diet. Alternatively, if you are time challenged, you can feed one of the many commercially available raw diets such as Nature's Variety Instinct, Stella & Chewy's, Primal, etc which all sell complete and balanced diets. You can also buy pre-ground muscle/bone/organ mixes from hare-today.com.
And, as BK suggested, maybe your cat is just tired of chicken. I know that chicken is not the favorite of my cats, they much prefer lamb, beef, and turkey.
I hope that I don't sound too much like I'm coming down on you, and it's great that you are trying so hard on working on a raw diet for your cat, but it is really important that it is done correctly.
Please come back with any questions and we'll all be happy to help.
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