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Old July 22nd, 2011, 06:29 AM
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Attempt raw meat and bone.

Hello, I recently adopted an 8 week old kitten from a friend this is the first cat I ever owned and I know that most cat food sucks, I currently have home on blue wilderness and evo,
Iv been looking into making a raw meat and bone diet for him but I'm afraid he wont be getting every he needs.

First of all is it ok not to grind the meat and bone but instead cut into little pieces?

What are some nutrients and some other meats I should add?

I have a list of stuff I expect ill need but I'm sure their more that I'm missing.
can any one give me advise about how to portion and feed the following?
I can use all the help their is so please feel free to reply thanks.

Is it alright to feed things like pork and beef liver heart ect?

Meat , poultry: chicken leg and thigh quarters, brest, wing, gizzards, heart.
Duck leg thigh breast wing, gizzards, heart.
Quail leg thigh breast wings, gizzards, heart
Cornish hen leg thigh wing, gizzards, heart.

Meat , red meat: beaf (sirloin or stew beaf)
beef heart, pork heart, lamb heart , ground green tripe(if I can find green tripe)


bone, chicken thigh, wing, neck, breast, back ribs.
Duck thigh, wing, neck, breast, back, ribs.
Whole quail. Turkey....what is a good turkey bone?

Im going to cut the bone with scissors and leave meat on.


Organs, beef liver?, quale liver, duck liver, pork liver?, chicken liver.

some other meat I wouldn't be able to get my hands on like
Ostrch, rabbit, do I need?

As well as other organs like the spleen

Does any one have experience with feeding a diet like this that can help me?

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Old July 24th, 2011, 05:43 AM
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Maybe I'm asking the wrong questions our posting in the wrong forum seeing how nobody replys, dumb questions maybe?
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Old July 24th, 2011, 06:43 AM
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I only have a dog that detests raw meats, I'm sure one of the cat people will be along soon, its a bit quieter on weekends. wish I could help you.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 06:49 AM
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in the meantime, here are some older threads for you to read through.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....eding+raw+cats


and this section is all about raw feeding for cats and dogs.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=64
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Old August 28th, 2011, 03:16 PM
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All of it!

I didn't see anything on your list you wouldn't want to feed a cat or dog.

My old alpha male (Al Cat) absolutely loved deer meat, specially the guts and skin. He was all up under the carcass while Dad skinned the deer. He was worse than the dogs getting blood all over him! Bwahahaha. So adorable.

He also loved any kind of fish (usually catfish, brim, and maybe bass) and shrimp (oh he loved some shrimp tails and shells).

The only thing I've never given a cat is a large bone. I give the dogs the large bones and the cats the smaller ones.

But I will say I'm not a "follower" of the "raw" diet. I thought all people fed their dogs and cats raw meats until I met my college roommate.

Feeding my animals raw foods and scraps is part of my upbringing. Never had an animal turn down scraps or raw meats. And they all have the prettiest coats you ever did see and have lived for years at time and as outdoor animals at that. I know cats are said to have shorter lives if they live outdoors, but Al Cat and Molly lived to 10 to 12 years apiece. Now I have had cats leave on their own, but that has to do with neutering/spraying, which I don't do.

Good luck, your baby will be licking his lips and begging for more.
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Kwilsonhb - If you come back please go to www.catinfo.org. There you will find tons of information for feeding your cat the optimal diet for them. The only bone cats should have are ones that are small and easily ground. It is important you feed the cats foods rich in taurine or add taurine to the raw diet.


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I didn't see anything on your list you wouldn't want to feed a cat or dog.

My old alpha male (Al Cat) absolutely loved deer meat, specially the guts and skin. He was all up under the carcass while Dad skinned the deer. He was worse than the dogs getting blood all over him! Bwahahaha. So adorable.

He also loved any kind of fish (usually catfish, brim, and maybe bass) and shrimp (oh he loved some shrimp tails and shells).

The only thing I've never given a cat is a large bone. I give the dogs the large bones and the cats the smaller ones.

But I will say I'm not a "follower" of the "raw" diet. I thought all people fed their dogs and cats raw meats until I met my college roommate.

Feeding my animals raw foods and scraps is part of my upbringing. Never had an animal turn down scraps or raw meats. And they all have the prettiest coats you ever did see and have lived for years at time and as outdoor animals at that. I know cats are said to have shorter lives if they live outdoors, but Al Cat and Molly lived to 10 to 12 years apiece. Now I have had cats leave on their own, but that has to do with neutering/spraying, which I don't do.

Good luck, your baby will be licking his lips and begging for more.
FYI - 10 to 12 years for a cat is not that long. If fed a healthy diet and kept safe from dangers cats can and do live into their 20s. It seems from other posts I've read of yours you have issues with cars and your cats.

Now I have had cats leave on their own, but that has to do with neutering/spraying, which I don't do.


This comment confuses me. Are you saying you won't neuter your cats? And I am assuming that by "spraying" you mean "spaying"? Could you tell me why you won't neuter your animals? I'm totally confused.
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