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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:31 PM
maigrey maigrey is offline
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raw food for deteriorating teeth

mitzie's gumline is going up drastically. After her cleaning next week (depending on whether or not anything has to be removed) I'm going to start switching my cats to raw. Assuming that her teeth and Tabby's don't need to be removed, what kind of meat should I be feeding them? On the websites people seem not to have a full consensus on whether the meat should be partly ground or not ground at all. I also don't want anything that requires too much gnawing considering the state of their gums.

Also, they're both getting older. Should that affect the recipe at all?

thanks for any help. all the information is a little overwhelming.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 06:52 AM
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Good for you thinking of changing your kitty's diet. You will find that on raw, they will be much healthier if the diet is prepared correctly.

I use the same recipe as this vet does:


I do grind my bones as Puddles will only lick at her food so that was the only way I could get her to eat it, lol.

Chomping on bones does help keep the teeth healthier though.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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