Some come over to it quick and some turn their nose at it. Don't give up if they don't go for it at first! Actually you could try just some raw chicken to start (cut up in tiny pieces or grind it - yourself). NEVER buy already ground chicken at the store as you don't know their methods and since we'd COOK said chicken, feeding raw is different.i would love to go with the recipe and going to give it a try to taste my pets . hopefully they will enjoy it most
Chey!I did not know people cooked for cats. And those recipes seem pretty gross to be honest
Thankfully, all my pets right now eat food that I find appetizing. Fresh greens, fruits, and herbs. All super yummy. Ground heard? Salmon oil? That just sounds like it would be stinky and icky
I love eating meat - I just hate being the one to prepare itChey!
And neither did you know some crazy people take their grey out on bike rides sitting shotgun at the handle bars!
What is wrong about chewy chopped up raw chicken gizzard?
And yummy drippy raw chicken liver!
I am thinking of adding brains and lungs and pancreas as well.
Scots loved them in haggis and see how big they grow. And let us all remember Hitler is a vegetarian and Dalai Lama loves good juicy steaks!
This is so interesting but what a job to have to make all this. Sorry i am no longer cooking just hate the kitchen now a days , lolSee there aren't any recipes here! I'll post what I feed my cats as they don't get commercial food at all and the reason behind that. My vet was the one that actually recommended we feed raw chicken to our cats. One of my cats, Kovu was having some stool issues - pudding consistency and they STUNK like something horrid!. At first the vet suspected IBS but after scoping him he couldn't find anything. Not until several stool samples later when we found out it was Coccidia (common in cats). He suggested raw chicken to which I turned my nose and asked "what about Salmonella?" and he said their digestive tracks are too short so food isn't in there long enough for that. Ok I figured I'd give it a try. One of my other cats was allergic to grains, so I was already feeding a MEAT ONLY canned food. Well after day 1 of raw chicken Kovu's poos became the standard Tootsie Roll again. Never thought I'd be so happy about cat stools! Then 1 day later there was NO MORE STINK! I can tell if they have commercial food now as their stools STINK! Raw doesn't!
So I scoured the internet and found Feline Future (which doesn't exist anymore - owner had to file bankruptcy and then restarted a new company tcfeline.com)
The recipe I use is from there but looks like it has changed just a smidge:
700g (1-1/2 lbs.) raw ground muscle meat
200g (1 cup) raw ground heart* (I can't get enough chicken hearts so I just use Mega Taurine instead)
100g (1/2 cup) raw pureed liver*
236ml (1/2 cup) water
2 raw egg yolks
2 Tbsp. edible bone meal (since I grind the bone with the meat I can leave out the bone meal)
1/2 tsp. iodized “Half Salt” or “Light Salt” (used to use kelp)
2000 mg Salmon oil
2000 mg Taurine
400 IU Vitamin E
(*ideally from the same species of animals as the muscle meat)
Yields ~10 days of food or 20 x 1/4 cup portions
You don’t need to add Vitamin A, B, or D, because these are naturally occurring in both the raw egg yolk and raw liver.
Do not add whole egg, but only the egg yolk. Egg white contains the enzyme Avidin which will make the essential B Vitamin Biotin unavailable to your cat.
Instead of Kelp, we add “Half Salt” or “Light Salt” to this recipe, which is readily available at your grocery store. It is a mixture of iodized sodium chloride and potassium chloride. It is easy to overdose iodine when using kelp on a small scale as in the do-it-yourself recipe.
Add 1 can of salmon, sardines, or mackerel packed in water as a source of Omega 3 fatty acids, instead of 4000mg Salmon Oil or an Omega 3 fish oil, if you wish.
Although heart meat contain Taurine, it is reccomended to add Taurine to assure optimal levels of this essential amino acid in this recipe.
Using this recipe while not necessarily cheap, has cut down a LOT of my vet bills because it boosts their immune systems up so that they don't get sick. Also if you don't grind the meat but cut into small chunks where they have to tear at it, it's that tearing of the tissue that cleans their teeth (like dental floss).