January 6th, 2009, 09:25 PM
I read a few other posts on ppl and their animals and raw, but everyone will have a diff situation, so please don't respond with "read the other posts". Thanks! Here's my cat's whole life story. In my intro on the other thread, I posted that my Binnie is 9 mos old and I've had her since she was 3 1/2 mos. I've always fed her canned and dry, but after reading up on dry, started to feed her more canned. I've gotten high quality canned, AvoDerm and other brands but I try to stick with canned food that come in chunks of meat, since that's what she prefers over the mushed up food. She eats 2 3oz cans per day, morning/afternoon, and a handful of dry at night. AvoDerm is 100% meat and vitamins/supplements. I tried chunks of cut up raw chicken wing tonight to introduce her to it and she sniffed it, looked at me and ran away. I waited 10 hrs since she last ate this morning to make sure she had a good appetite. So she had breakfast, skipped lunch, and had the raw/canned for dinner. I eventually had to mix the raw with a can of AvoDerm chicken to get her to eat it. But I was very glad she ate it. She tried spitting out the raw and eating the canned only but I guess she eventually realized she was too hungry to waste food like that. I threw away the bones/skin/gristle/fat since she's def not use to those. I put them in her bowl but she didn't touch them. I'll try some more chunks of raw chicken wing tomorrow evening mixed with the canned chicken. I think she did a great job but this is my first experience. What do you all think about her performance? How can I get her to eat the bones/skin/gristle/fat? I plan on getting the frozen raw food from Taylor Pond Farms (they grind the animal and add NO supplements/vitamins, just the muscle meat/head/bones/organs) through mypetcarnivore.com and feeding poultry like chicken, turkey, cornish hens for the main meat. And rabbit, lamb, and beef for occasional. I don't plan on adding any supplements other than Fish Oil. She should get plenty of Taurine and other necessary vitamins/minerals from the poultry, I guess. I'm hoping that Armani (the boy I'm getting in Feb) will take to the raw as "easily?" as Binnie did.