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Old 01-22-2013, 06:58 PM
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Default people that raw feed tgeir cat(s)..

How difficult is it to make sure they are getting balanced meals and such?

I'll be just buying everything from the Asian market...
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:11 PM
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It becomes difficult if the cat won't eat something that it needs, like liver. Making cats eat something they don't like requires a lot of work. Otherwise it's not difficult, just the 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% liver, 5% other organ. Bones are limited to the smaller parts of chicken wings and cornish hen bones, unless you can find small unique bones elsewhere.
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How difficult is it to make sure they are getting balanced meals and such?

I'll be just buying everything from the Asian market...
I don't find it difficult, especially since Whiskey eats everything! Well, except beef.

Biggest issue is taurine. I just make sure he eats a bunch of hearts and chicken thighs, which have more taurine than like, breasts.

Lots and lots of boneless meats, bone-in meals (cornish game hen bones) twice a week, liver/kidney twice a week. We rotate through chicken, turkey, pork, and hopefully soon I will have a bunch of whitefish coming from a friend.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:50 PM
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thanks guys!

I'm thinking of putting the ferrets back on at least partial raw, which is basically feeding a really small cat

Then again, I was going to go to the asian grocery store, but it's been -41 out the last few days so I haven't left the house
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:06 PM
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Not hard at all! As long as you can find hearts or other sources rich in taurine.

I panicked a bit a month or so ago because my heart supplier ran out of heart and I was freaking out because I didn't want blind cats. So now, I just bounce back and forth between raw and kibble because I'm uber-paranoid about balancing out their meals. Once I have heart back, I'll go exclusive with raw again.

ETA: One of my cats is finicky about trying new things, all I have to do with her though is slather a little canned food onto it and she gobbles it right up. Then just wean away the canned food and she'll it whatever it was plain.
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I think you can actually buy taurine supplements if you are concerned about that.
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I have nothing to add to this thread other than I keep reading the title as "People that raw feed tiger cats"
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I think you can actually buy taurine supplements if you are concerned about that.
I should probably look into that.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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I have nothing to add to this thread other than I keep reading the title as "People that raw feed tiger cats"
I concentrated so hard to make sure I speeled the title right, and still failed. LOL

ETA: I'm just gonna leave the error there to prove a point.
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I always had my ferrets on raw, very easy more so if you dont mind adding mice/rats to their diet. Switching over may be a problem but my girls pretty much took to everything other then turkey.
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