Re: Simple Raw Guide
You can pretty much feed any meat, Willie loves chicken, rabbit and pork. If you freeze meat for a few weeks/months any parasites will be killed. For the most part I don't worry about that, some parts of the country do have to worry about their pork, so you'll have to look into that, other members might know and I do remember a thread in which it was mentioned, I'll have to look. Willie also eats beef and venison (I do freeze this for several months before feeding because it's wild) but it took much longer to get him eating it and will still snub it now and then. Some cats are sensitive to beef and will vomit it back up, so you'll have to see. Feed as many different meats as you can.
As far as bones go though, you are limited. Chicken wings are good, as are chicken ribs (Willie likes ribs). Willie eats everything from small rabbits and cornish hens, all quail bones should be fine too. From the chicken I cut up the only bones I saved were wings, neck, and back bone. Never feed beef, lamb, goat, etc. bones to cats, they are far too heavy and dense and may break the cat's teeth if he tries to eat them.
Fish can be fed but not too much, and stick to small oily fish like sardines.
Remember to feed 80% meat, 10% bones, 5% liver and 5% other organ (heart is not considered an organ, it is used as muscle meat, good source of taurine). The organs can come from any species, but be aware some cats like liver from chicken, but not from beef, or vice versa, so if you're having trouble it's always possible it's a species problem.
Feed 2-3% of the cat's weight. If you need help crunching numbers I can help, but probably not until later in the afternoon, I'm going to the dog shelter in a couple of hours.