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Raw vs Dry

Kristin

Animal Communicator
#1
I am getting an F4 sbt in August, and was wondering if anyone has any opinions on raw vs dry cat food?
I fed my foster dog raw, so I am familiar with raw in dogs, but don't know about it in cats. I have a DSH already, who is on Nutrience, but I am planning on changing his food when Zeddie comes home.
I'm not sure how much work raw is for cats? I think Tiger (my DSH) would enjoy it, but we currently free feed him, which will probably have to change when Zeddie comes home anyways.
I am considering Origen cat food, but I don't know a whole lot about healthy foods for cats. Any feedback would be awesome!
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#3
I'm a fan of both...I travel with my cats to shows so having them able to eat dry and canned food makes traveling easier...but I see the advantages of raw and my cats love it too. I find some prefer one type over another and they're spoiled enough to get their choice. As long as it isn't kibble anymore, my eldest cat is in kidney failure so we yanked the kibble out of the house to help him...which has worked great although my British Shorthair very much misses the kibble!
 
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adamcrssmn

Guest
#5
I boil chicken for my cats. My wife isn't a fan of raw chicken getting dragged throughout the house because we have 3 children... I don't completely disagree with her...
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#6
I wouldn't be a fan of raw meat being dragged through the house either! Eek!

Years ago, my F2 boy would insist on dragging his chicken drumstick about the house, so we actually made a little chained tether for the wall to keep it in the feeding area (with a little noose in the chain for the leg). They don't seem to drag the rabbit pieces around and the ground raw they don't drag but eat in a bowl...
 

Kristin

Animal Communicator
#7
Do cats need veggies in their raw? Or do you just buy meat from a butcher and give it to them? I think I would be more partial to buying it ground and putting it in a bowl rather than whole meats
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#9
Kristin, if you haven't already found this info, check out catinfo.org, catnutrition.org, and rawfedcats.org. I feed whole prey because I don't want to mess with ratios of meat to organ to bone. There is a great frozen raw diet you can get from Rad Cat or a supplier near you. Also, Feline's Pride is another great frozen raw diet. In both Rad Cat & Feline's Pride, organs, bones, & skin is included so need to worry about proper ratios.