The switch from low-quality canned to grain-free premium canned has made me an absolute believer in feeding the best you can give to your cat...the changes in their coats, energy levels, not to mention the litter boxes are too strong to ignore. And so after months and months of debating and questioning, I'm finally going to just do it already! XD I did get some premade raw sample packs, so we'll be finishing those up first, then moving onto homemade.
I won't be able to get started switching to raw till next week, but I wanted to clear up a few questions/concerns first. Big shout out to Saitenyo for your awesome thread and getting quite a few of my own questions answered (I'm a chronic worrier, so I love your thoroughness!).
I don't have a reliable organ source, and this is one of the main reasons I've been so hesitant to try raw. I found a raw supplement called Alnutrin
, where all you do is add the mix with water, in with your raw boneless ground meat and fresh liver (the only organ I can get). I'd be giving the supplemented meal most feedings, and then I figure once we move up to bone (not gonna lie, bone terrifies me), I'd get random with it and give maybe 3/4 supplemented and 1/4 bone-in meals (separate meals not mixed). Does this sound adequate? Is that enough bone-in meals to make a difference on their teeth or would a more half and half ratio be better?
I know variety is good, but I'm only really going to have access to really common meats, like chicken, beef, and turkey. I may get lamb in there, if I'm lucky. I can also do sardines in water as a snack occasionally. Is that enough variety to go around? I worry because Samantha gets bored with flavors very quickly...
I guess thats all I can think of for now. I'll be picking up a nice food processor early next week, and I've got my awesome scale and handy-dandy notebook all ready to go. I'm so excited to finally try this out! I hope the girls get as into it as I am.