How's this for my cat?
I am living in a non-western country and don't have access to a lot of ingredients or equipment, so bear that in mind when making any recommendations. Anyhow, I have found that cheap friskies-type cat food is rather expensive here since it is all imported (about $4/kilo (2.2 pounds) and I think i could make better, natural food for my cat for about the same price.
So, here is what i've done for the past two or three weeks
- 1 pound pork liver
- 1/2 pound chicken hearts / giblets
- 1/2 pound sausage
- 1 egg yolk
- a quick pour of vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- finely chopped vegetable (whatever I have around, except onions or strong type stuff)
prepare by simmering for about 5 minutes over medium heat, which turns the water into a nice gravy and makes me less paranoid about handling the food. i serve him 1/3 cup in the morning and 1/3 cup in the evening. he usually eats it all within about 3 or 4 minutes.
i think i'm going to substitute the sausage for some real meat (pork neck or maybe ground beef or something like that, what's recommended?) and i'm wondering if i should lower the liver content. i don't have a ton of money, so that's why it is liver-heavy.
is there anything else i could add to the food, or am i making any big mistakes? it has to be a readily available raw ingredient or if some sort of supplement, a standard one meant for human consumption.
the cat is loving this stuff, and i supplement it with a friskies-type hard food maybe twice a week for his teeth. the cat is about 7 months old (i found him on the street as a kitten of about 6 weeks)