Making the switch!
Thank you guys for answering all my dietary questions as of late. I know I kept waffling back and forth and was rather uncertain and kept changing my mind.
*deep breath* After many many hours/days of research (seriously, I think I spent 50% of my vacation time over the holidays reading about cat food and nutrition) I've decided to try introducing raw into my cats' diets.
I did a lot of reading, and debated which direction to go. I think to start out, I'm going to do pre-made raw just to get them used to it and see how they fare. I'm still too nervous about making my own food and balancing everything correctly.
There's a local pet store that got some great reviews about helpful and knowledgeable staff, that carries Primal. I'm going to stop by there today and look at what they've got! It seems Primal also sells starter/transition packs, which is nice, so I can ease into this with as little difficulty as possible.
My current plan is to get them used to the raw and try feeding one raw meal and one canned meal a day for now. I'm hoping to eliminate kibble from their diet entirely or mostly but have been unsuccessful so far. Currently they get two small canned meals a day supplemented with a little kibble snack in the evenings, because I can't get them to eat as much canned as I'd like. Maybe they'll be more enthused with the raw than they are with the canned?
Anyway, heading out to the store now. Wish me luck!