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.(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.
UPDATE: Sadly, as of April 2017, wholefoods4is no longer selling rabbit.Also, the 2007 Menu pet food tragedy that resulted in the deaths and severely compromised health of many cats and dogs left me with an even deeper desire to have as much control as possible over what goes into my cats’ food bowls.I don’t ever want to go through what those people went through when they lost their beloved pets due to human greed and deception.This is why I ask my clients/readers to use the word “homemade” as opposed to “raw” when discussing the diet described on this page.Note that dry kibble is very often contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and their feces, as well as being high in carbohydrates and plant-based (vs animal-based) proteins.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.However, the poster then went on to outline what she was feeding to her cat which was not even close to the recipe discussed on this webpage!This poor cat was being fed a terribly UNbalanced diet because his owner was using her own ‘creation’ based on the recipe 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.