My cats are very special to me and I feel it is important for them to eat a diet that is equal in nutritional quality to what I would put on my own dinner plate.
I spend a few hours in the kitchen every ~8 – 12 weeks making a batch of food that is then frozen.
(A short note regarding dogs can be found at the bottom of this webpage. King is a fabulous writer and her book is a very enjoyable and easy-to-read essay discussing how she feeds her own beloved dog and why.) As this webpage explains (see Safety), there is a logical way to compromise between the two which will result in a diet that is safer and healthier than dry food, and is safer than some sources of raw ingredients – especially those that come from a supermarket and have spent time in a refrigerator versus a freezer.
Also, please consider purchasing by my colleague, Dr. It is my strong preference to feed a diet that is a safe balance between raw and cooked as described below.
For a comment about feeding cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD), please see this note below.
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(See Urinary Tract Diseases – Opie’s Story.) If you are firmly opposed to feeding any part of the diet in a raw form – even after reading the Safety section below – you can contact me to set up an appointment for a phone consultation to discuss formulating and preparing a diet that uses cooked ingredients.
It is not difficult to make cat food but do your homework first and After spending a great deal of time reading and learning about the way commercial pet foods are processed, and the ingredients that go into many of these foods, I decided to start making my own cat food.
I found that I was getting more and more frustrated with the species-inappropriate and low quality ingredients found in most commercial foods so this was a very easy decision for me to make.
Unfortunately, often neither group considers how the meat is sourced and they fail to see that one can Our goal is to feed a diet that nature intended for our carnivores – staying as close as possible to the form and nutritional composition that our cats would eat in a natural setting – while implementing safety strategies as discussed below. No human is – even board-certified veterinary nutritionists.
None of us know exactly which are destroyed/damaged with the cooking process.