|Purred: Thu Aug 12, '10 7:50am PST |
|Hi there! I'll try to help you with some of your questions:
-Is the ratio the same? 80/10/5/5
Yup, same ratio
-What bones can they chew?
Small fowl and rabbit bones are the best. You can go for chicken wings, drumsticks, necks and backbones, game hen quarters, most rabbit bones, some duck bones, and then there are whole prey items like chicks, mice, quail, and young guinea pigs. I think many people start with chicken wings because they are so easy to get and pretty cheap, but my boys have never liked them. I personally feed mostly chicken necks, game hens, and rabbit bones. One can also feed ground meat/bones/organs to get bone into the diet of a cat who is unwilling to chew on rmbs.
-Any proteins I need to steer clear from?
Not unless your cat has some sort of allergy. IMHO, the more varied the diet, the better off the cat is.
-Do I have to introduce proteins/organs in the same delicate manner?
Well, you can try chicken first if you like, but be aware that some cats don't like chicken overly much (e.g. my guys until just recently), so you might have to play around to find something that Elphie likes. It may be best to try 1 protein source at a time, but if she's been eating a variety of protein sources in her cat food, you'd know if she had any sensitivities.
Just know that if she is currently eating only kibble, you'll probably have to transition her to canned before you can get her to eat raw meat.
Purrs and best of luck,
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