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Raw with very few supplements

Hi,
Am trying to figure out a well balanced diet for Ponyo. He has always had raw although in the beginning he also had dry food which I relied on for covering all the nutritional needs, no stress. Then his Ostheopath told me that I can’t mix raw with dry because the acids used to digest raw create havoc when they meet the dry food (gas) and in fact, he did have a lot of gas. Since then, he has only had raw but I am very anxious about the nutrients.
I don’t believe in adding supplements unless impossible to get from food which it shouldn’t theoretically be.
What I’d like to find are some more or less exact weights of what he should have every day.
Bones, organs, meat, fish.
Have done a lot of searching but I can’t find this information.
Right now I am feeding at each meal divided like this: half whole quail (he crunches down the bones), half an equal mixture of liver, heart, kidney (from rabbit, veal, or cow, does it matter where it comes from?) and about 3 tablespoons of bone broth. He has given up entirely eating fish, so will now add 1/2 teaspoon of salmon oil a day.
Is this OK? Am I missing anything?
He does seem to not go N°2 very often though. Is it ok to add ground sesame seeds daily to help?
And, he hardly ever drinks water anymore. Is this OK? His paw skin looks a little dry to me, though his coat looks good.

Has anyone experienced giving their cat a quail with the feathers still on? I read somewhere that the neck bones can be risky.
Thanks for any help!
 

WitchyWoman

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Fish isn't good for cats as it can cause thiamine deficiency if eaten frequently.

Are you feeding quail raised for feeding animals? If so, a whole quail contains the proper balance of bone/organs/meet and you don't need to add other organs. When feeding raw, it's vital the proper proportion of meat/bone/organ is fed. For those who don't feed whole prey, it is recommended that organ meat being fed is the same as the animal meat ie don't feed cow organs unless you're feeding beef, etc.

There is a ton of excellent info about raw feeding here: https://catinfo.org/

Easier reading and percentages to feed: https://perfectlyrawsome.com/cats/prey-model-raw-pmr-for-cats/
 
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Fish isn't good for cats as it can cause thiamine deficiency if eaten frequently.

Are you feeding quail raised for feeding animals? If so, a whole quail contains the proper balance of bone/organs/meet and you don't need to add other organs. When feeding raw, it's vital the proper proportion of meat/bone/organ is fed. For those who don't feed whole prey, it is recommended that organ meat being fed is the same as the animal meat ie don't feed cow organs unless you're feeding beef, etc.

There is a ton of excellent info about raw feeding here: https://catinfo.org/

Easier reading and percentages to feed: https://perfectlyrawsome.com/cats/prey-model-raw-pmr-for-cats/
Thank you, this is very helpful. Hard to know if diet is well balanced indeed.
 
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