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Old August 16th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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we have decided to back off on organs since it really screws with the system of two of our cats. we will be feeding raw chicken bone on, canned/raw fish, oysters, eggs, shrimp, and other sea animals. two of our cats will get Misters meat of the day (turkey, beef, etc). what would you guys suggest as a supplement??

we have been trying for over a year to get the other two cats accustom to eating other meats than the ones listed above. not sure what the deal is but we're done... cleaning it up. really 3 of them have issues (what can i say, Frances has a gut of cast iron) but one of them, we are sorta able to get around the organ idea.

they also have a rather steady diet of bugs through out the warmer months (which is a good portion of the year here).

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Old August 16th, 2008, 08:41 AM
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oh and they also get a variety of veggies.... cause they are weird and it makes them happy.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Vetriscience makes a good multi-purpose vitamin called NuCat that most cats seem to like. It would certainly give you some extra insurance that there isn't a deficit on a particular nutrient.

I also have to caution you on too much fish-feeding (like more than once or twice a week). There's a good explanation here on why fish ain't so great for the kitties: http://catnutrition.wordpress.com/20...ding-for-cats/
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Old August 16th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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yeah we feed fish no more than twice a week and it has a great deal of egg with the shells in it too. its usually half fish and half egg along with mussels/clams/shrimp, 1-2 times a week.

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Old August 16th, 2008, 03:11 PM
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So how do you buy your food - I've seen bags of fish and shrimp at the grocery store - is that what you use? Reason I ask - it's beginning to dawn on me DUH that even some raw is a good thing.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 05:45 PM
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it's beginning to dawn on me DUH that even some raw is a good thing.
Some raw is a great thing! My only caution is that if it makes up more than 10-15% of your cat's diet, it really needs to be balanced with the appropriate amount of calcium (either meat with bone, or an added calcium-salt supplement). The ideal calcium to phosphorus ratio is about 1.2 to 1.4:1. Plain muscle meat is more like 1:15, and can result in nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism if fed unbalanced. Also, like I mentioned to want4rain, too much fish (raw or cooked) can be a bad thing. I would start with bits of raw chicken or turkey instead.
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