Weight Loss/growth on raw?
So both cats are eating mostly raw--about 3-4 meals a week of ground with bone-in, the rest frankenprey (a few chicken wings a week, the rest chunk of heart muscles and small amts of organs). Both cats are easily getting 8 oz of food a day in several meals. The kitten seems to have good muscle mass and lots of energy but I don't know if it's just his age (9 months or so) but he doesn't seem to be growing very much. And it could just be his breed but his head seems really tiny compared to the rest of his body! I know I'm a worrywart but I worry about him not getting enough calcium and nutrients to grow his bones properly.
Wicket on the other hand is noticeably losing weight, we don't have access to a scale but it doesn't seem to be too much in terms of how heavy he is--but I've noticed that after a while he stopped losing from the belly area and started looking smaller around the shoulders and hips. I don't know if it's just a case of him evening himself out a bit or if he's not getting enough fat in his diet and so is burning muscle instead? He still seems active and happy, coat is good.
Even getting almost 8oz each per day Wicket still acts ravenous so I'm thinking of increasing his feeds. The kitten we still try to feed even more than that if he seems interested (sometimes he is, sometimes he isn't).
Over the last two days I've been worried enough about both of them that I've added one canned meal a day, just a tablespoon or so for Wicket and about 3 tablespoons for the kitten, mixed with a bit of water to make a gravy that they lap up (it's been stinking hot here, and both of them have been feeling the heat, so I wanted to make sure they get enough water and also this way Wicket eats slower and doesn't end up eating the kitten's food too!).
I'm worried that I don't know enough about balancing their meals (in terms of portions, and because I don't have a scale to officially weigh and portion out exactly what I'm feeding them) but I don't want to go back to commercial food either! Help!