I started fostering two cats around 6 weeks ago and made a decision to keep one soon after. Now Iím considering keeping the other guy, too, but I canít make any promises until I see how well he fits into our life (heís currently all alone in a bedroom). Part of that would be eating the same things as my other two and his rescuer agreed to let me try raw.
If he didnít work out for me and we couldnít find an adopter who would raw feed, would he be able to go back to canned easily? Whether he stays or goes, Iíd like to give it a try but not if itís going to cause him problems in the long run.
Congratulations on the new family members, Cake!
There should be no issues whatever in transitioning the cat from canned to raw and back again, as long as the kitty is willing to make the transitions. I did exactly this with my fosters, dry to canned to raw and then back to canned.
Hi. It's fine, as long as your cannsolutely Grainfree! That way you won't run into digestive issues, the ingreedients will be very similar. ...
Hi, Fuzzmom! While I'm in full agreement with you that feeding both canned meals and raw meals in the same day shouldn't be the cause of any issues, I have to disagree that the ingredients are similar. Although canned is far superior to kibble, raw is a quantum leap over canned, and they actually have very little in common. It's kinda like comparing apple pop tarts and apples.
Hi Cake, I'm in a similar situation. SemiFeralKitty has been on raw-only but at the moment I don't have refrigeration, so she's been getting cooked food. Today's ration is a hot dog ...
Yikes. ZoeH, I know you're without refrigeration at the moment, but hot dogs are really not a good food item for cats. They're already cooked, for one, and they contain an awful lot of salt. I sure hope you get your fridge back soon!