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Does anyone make their own cat food ?

13 replies

OnEdge · 05/09/2011 23:00

If so, how do you get on with it ? What works ? There seems to be very conflicting advice such as always use raw meat/never raw. I have 5 and 3 kittens at the moment and I am not sure about 85% of the tinned stuff being water. I also think that too much cereals are used ??

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mammya · 05/09/2011 23:17

I don't but will watch with interest...

tabulahrasa · 05/09/2011 23:32

I'm lazy, so no, lol

But one of mine has lymphoma so I've been being fussy about their food and I'm buying ones that have a high meat content, nature's menu and applaws wet food has 70+% meat content and applaws dry food is 80% meat

SparklyCloud · 06/09/2011 01:50

Tinned food with some dry sprinked on top is i feel most like they would eat in the wild ie flesh and some bones. Butchers Classic in the orange cans is prob the best tinned food on the market, also it has no cereal at all and has a high pure meat count. Not sure about the 85 pc wet content, but surely that would go for birds and mice anyway?

OnEdge · 06/09/2011 05:44

[ this]] is what i had in mind. I have a plentiful supply of rabbit.

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OnEdge · 06/09/2011 05:45

sorry i mean this

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OnEdge · 06/09/2011 05:59

It just keeps bugging me when I can buy meat from my butcher for less than i pay for tinned cat food which is trying to mimic it. I gave them a whole raw rabbit that was skinned and gutted the other day and they loved it. Like a pack of Lions Grin

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OnEdge · 06/09/2011 06:11

this too

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Fluffycloudland77 · 06/09/2011 20:08

Taurine is really important, if they don't get enough they can die.

Mincing and cooking destroys it.

If you google raw food diets for cats the Americans have done some really interesting research on it.

You can buy taurine supplements. But they are expensive. I saw one that was £50 a month

OnEdge · 06/09/2011 22:35
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SparklyCloud · 07/09/2011 14:57

Will second the taurine.

Samvet · 07/09/2011 15:03

cats are not dogs.
Feed cat food because it is designed for cats.
All meat diet = nutritional hyperparathyroidism (plus death in some cases)
Plus taurine deficiency. Home cooked BALANCED diets for cats are very very difficult and require multiple suppliements/complex recipes.
Feed you cat occasional treats of meat etc fine. But main diet must be food for cats.
Wet food of course has a high water content. So do mice.
Please listen as I have seen litters of kittens die/be euthanased due to inappropriate all meat diets.

Samvet · 07/09/2011 15:04
Samvet · 07/09/2011 15:05
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