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Girl Meets Cats Quick Tip #1: Raw Feeding Should Mimic Natural Prey

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December 17, 2015

Girl Meets Cats Quick Tip #1: Raw Feeding Should Mimic Natural Prey | When feeding cats raw food, it is important to keep proteins as close to cats' hunted prey as possible. | girlmeetscats.com

When feeding cats raw food, it is important to keep proteins as close to cats' hunted prey as possible. For example, try to stay away from pork, beef, and lamb and closer to poultry and rabbits. Cats commonly eat rabbits, rodents, and birds. Chicken and turkey meats and organs are better at mimicking small birds caught and consumed in the wild and domesticated cats do not hunt buffalo or venison. Examples of poultry and birds to feed are pheasants, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, Cornish game hens, guinea fowl, quail, etc.

Girl Meets Cats Quick Tip #1: Raw Feeding Should Mimic Natural Prey | When feeding cats raw food, it is important to keep proteins as close to cats' hunted prey as possible. | girlmeetscats.com

Keep in mind that geese and ducks are higher in fat and pheasants and quail are pricier (but considered hypoallergenic). Poultry is also more pocket-friendly and contains less cholesterol and saturated fat than oxen (bison, buffalo, cows, etc.). We make our own homemade raw food and use small whole chickens (that are a bit larger than Cornish game hens)---all meat parts and bones are ground up and raw chicken hearts and livers are added in. Weight-bearing bones of oxen are too thick and too hard, even when ground up.

So, to sum up:

  • When feeding raw, keep proteins as close to natural prey as possible.
  • Poultry is more cost-effective to feed.
  • Poultry contains less cholesterol and saturated fat than most oxen.

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