I'm looking into starting my kittens on raw-feeding within the next few months. I had mentioned in my intro, but for those that don't remember or didn't read it, my youngest kitty [and at the time, my only] had broken a growth plate in his right hind leg, and it had healed funny. He's already gimpy ):
I know that I can get Omegas for his joints from salmon oil or dehydrated salmon treats [which would be a rare treat, as he is a little boy lol]
But here's my trouble..
Glucosamine, however, I've only found mentioned with quail feet, I guess cartilage has a lot of it. We had tried giving him a pig ear once, but he just walked away from it, so I can only assume he doesn't really like pork.
Are there any other things I could look into? Meat is preferable to pills since I would like this to remain as cheap and simple as possible, but I'll take any and all suggestions to make my little boy feel better (:
Oh, while I'm at it, do you have any suggestions for starting kittens on raw? I'm already transitioning them to better wet food and significantly less dry, as was recommended several times around here, which they're absolutely loving :3
But are there any somewhat cheap starter packs that are not ground? All the ones on Hare Today seemed to be ground, or very expensive. I'd like to do part Whole Prey and part Frankenprey.
Oh, and they're 5 and 6 months old now, so I don't know if they'd count as "growing kittens" in the percentage? I tried an online auto-raw-calculator thing, 'cause math was my worst subject. One site told me that after 8 weeks they're no longer "growing", another told me they should be considered at 4% "growing" until they're fixed or a year old. It threw me off so bad
They're both fixed, and have been for a month, but does that really change their diet?
I'm sorry for all the questions! lol It's just so new, and with a tight budget, I want to be very confident before I order a bunch of meat. Thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this! :]