Raw diet for cats

by Cheryl
(Florida)

Thanks for your previous advice to my shelter work and my cat's response. She's much better since a couple of days have passed and the scents have worn off.


What are your opinions on a raw diet? My cat is eating raw exclusively, except for some kibble bits I give her as treats. I tried every canned food on the market after she had a stone removed and the vet said she should be on "wet" food. No dice. But when that didn't work,
I introduced a commercial raw food (Rad Cat), and since then, she's been eating. My vet doesn't necessarily frown when I've mentioned what's she's eating, but he doesn't sing its praises either. What are your opinions on a raw diet for cats? Thanks.

Answer by Kate
Hi
Good to hear things are a little better.

To be honest with you i have not had much experience when it comes to raw diets for cats. i have been lucky over the years and i have only fed our cats dry food. mainly because it encourages them to drink and so stave off urinary infections. My vet advised us to give wet food because of the moisture in it but i found that they would not drink after eating and developed infections anyway. Since being on dry food everything has been fine.

As for the raw diet, I known that cats need taurine in their diet which comes from animal proteins as well as all the usual nutrients to keep the body healthy, so with a mixture of raw meat and the dry kibble i would think that this would be perfectly fine. i do have a web page about cat food diet which you might be interested in here http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-food.html


thank you for letting me know how things went, it is always good to get feedback.

best wishes Kate

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