For a comment about feeding cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD), please see this note below.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Table of Contents You will notice that several statements are repeated in various sections linked below.Please disregard any recommendation below to source rabbit from this producer.Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow on the east coast is the only recommendation that I have at this time but the shipping costs will be extremely high for people on the west coast.French translation To the best of my knowledge, this webpage is the only source of information for striking a balance between cooked and raw homemade cat/kitten food.Every other source focuses on either 100% cooked or 100% raw with individual proponents vehemently arguing which is better/safer.This subject is one of considerable debate among two – usually strongly divided – mindsets.
(See Urinary Tract Diseases – Opie’s Story.) If you are firmly opposed to feeding any part of the diet in a raw form – even after reading the Safety section below – you can contact me to set up an appointment for a phone consultation to discuss formulating and preparing a diet that uses cooked ingredients.
Important comments Introduction Raw versus cooked Cost Poultry Rabbit Grinder Before you dive in Making cat food – quick summary With bones or without bones; how much bone Constipation Meat types and sources Ingredients Recipe Making the food – VIDEO Canning the food Dental Health Safety issues Commercial pet food contamination – especially dry food Pet food recalls Dogs Conclusion I frequently see people jump into making cat food without doing their homework and without any thought as to using a balanced recipe.
This is what gives veterinarians – including myself – a very good reason for recommending page is – including the recipe provided below.
(A short note regarding dogs can be found at the bottom of this webpage. King is a fabulous writer and her book is a very enjoyable and easy-to-read essay discussing how she feeds her own beloved dog and why.) As this webpage explains (see Safety), there is a logical way to compromise between the two which will result in a diet that is safer and healthier than dry food, and is safer than some sources of raw ingredients – especially those that come from a supermarket and have spent time in a refrigerator versus a freezer.
Also, please consider purchasing by my colleague, Dr. It is my strong preference to feed a diet that is a safe balance between raw and cooked as described below.