|Purred: Mon Jul 2, '12 5:39pm PST |
|Its been a long time since the last I posted here... and unfortunately in that time, I am minus one kitty
I lost Leonard earlier this year to a urinary blockage. I had just added Ridley (new pup) to the household when it happened, so very regrettably I mistook his odd behavior for the normal stress of having another dog around. By the time I took him in it was too late, and he passed on the table.
Since then I have tried yet AGAIN to transition the cats to a raw diet. I did the pre-mixed grinds, and the powder you add to meat to make it balanced (Better in the Raw), but once again they refused to yield. I also tried the FreshPet Vital food... also not interested.
Right now I've managed to get them on a mostly canned diet, about 70% or so canned food (mostly Wellness grain free), but I'm still having to mix in a little bit of kibble (Orijen) to get them to finish their meals.
Yesterday I bought some fresh raw shrimp to cook, and as I was preparing it Jett seemed usually interested, so I threw him one... and he gobbled it down. Surprised, I gave one each to Bella and Neko, and they also ate it happily. This is literally one of the first times I've ever seen them enthusiastically eat a whole food...
So I'm wondering is raw shrimp ok to feed? Or to add to their current diet on a regular basis?
I worry about contaminants in seafood, and if it would be better to boil it (provided they will eat it).
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