This is a small amount of time out of my schedule given the rewards.I have been using the recipe below since early 2003 and I could not be happier with my cats’ health and energy level and – again – food.French translation To the best of my knowledge, this webpage is the only source of information for striking a balance between cooked and raw homemade cat/kitten food.Every other source focuses on either 100% cooked or 100% raw with individual proponents vehemently arguing which is better/safer.Please see Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition for reasons why dry food is not a healthy diet for any cat.Making cat food: Do it and do it right, or don’t do it at all.I remember feeling a great sense of relief knowing that my cats were eating a diet that I had personally sourced and prepared for them – and that feeling continues.
This poor cat was being fed a terribly UNbalanced diet because his owner was using her own ‘creation’ based on the recipe below.
The pro-raw feeders are afraid of nutrient loss from cooking/processing.
However, it is not necessary to have such an ‘all or nothing’ viewpoint and our cats will benefit if people approach this issue with more critical thought and compromise.
This is why I ask my clients/readers to use the word “homemade” as opposed to “raw” when discussing the diet described on this page.
Note that dry kibble is very often contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and their feces, as well as being high in carbohydrates and plant-based (vs animal-based) proteins.
She had completely missed the boat on this very critical issue and was harming her cat.