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Recipes for Home Made Raw Food

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Paige
Staff member
Deborah, this is really fantastic!!! I will add my rabbit recipe when I am not so exhausted...thank you for sharing this...
 

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
Out of curiosity, why does the egg white need to be cooked? Is it bacteria related?
 

WitchyWoman

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Out of curiosity, why does the egg white need to be cooked? Is it bacteria related?
Egg whites contain avidin which binds to the biotin (B-complex vitamin) in the yolk and prevents absorption of the biotin which can cause vitamin deficiency. If you don't feed eggs very often, it's ok to occasionally give a whole egg. But if you feed eggs regularly or include them in home made food, it's best to lightly poach or cook the whites.
 

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
Egg whites contain avidin which binds to the biotin (B-complex vitamin) in the yolk and prevents absorption of the biotin which can cause vitamin deficiency. If you don't feed eggs very often, it's ok to occasionally give a whole egg. But if you feed eggs regularly or include them in home made food, it's best to lightly poach or cook the whites.
gotcha! Thanks :)
 

J.B.

Savannah Super Cat
I used the recipe on this site: http://feline-nutrition.org/nutrition/making-raw-cat-food-for-do-it-yourselfers
It is quite comparable to many others i have seen, and i gave it a try today. Titus loved it! I was able to source the chicken hearts at a Vietnamese market, so if others want to try I would suggest looking at some ethnic markets to see if they have it.

Also before i invested in a super nice grinder i just got a $20 hand crank one to try it out. I chopped the bone it the thigh a few times with a cleaver and i had no problems cranking and grinding it up! I would not recommend for those making a ton of cat food, but i made about 7 lbs worth and it was pretty quick and easy. Plus i only have one cat ;)
 

J.B.

Savannah Super Cat
YAy, J.B. Great job!!! I have used that recipe as well...
Did your cats like it? It was a little soupy for my personal liking, so i might experiment with the way of grinding and add more chunks
 

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Paige
Staff member
They did, but since they no longer eat chicken, I do my own thing for rabbit...add olive oil, seacure, egg yolks, kelp and taurine.
 
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