Whiskey has been having some itching issues, and although we feed grain-free canned (with the occasional grain-free kibble as treats) we think it might be a food allergy.
I did some math to see how feasible it would be to start feeding her a locally-made commercial raw food called Green Earth Pet Food -- you can visit their website here: ORGANIC RAW PET FOOD MADE WITH 100% ALL NATURAL, HUMAN-GRADE INGREDIENTS | Green Earth Pet Food
[[Here are the ingredients if you are interested: Organic free range chicken including bone and organ meats (no antibiotics, no hormones, 100% vegetarian fed), fresh organic vegetables/fruits (varies by season), canned wild salmon, organic yogurt with live active cultures (no antibiotics, synthetic hormones or pesticides), organic whole cage-free eggs, organic flaxseeds (freshly ground), organic green tea leaves. (Cat Food Formula = 90% protein and 10% vegetables/fruit.) ]]
It works out to be about $34/month, which is way cheaper than we're paying feeding Wellness from Petsmart.
We bought our first bag yesterday, and have started mixing the raw into her canned.
I have 2 questions as a newbie:
1) How long should we be mixing the raw with the canned to get her adjusted? She seems to have no aversion to the raw at all.
2) Since we periodically go out of town, should we keep feeding her SOME occasional canned? (We want to make it easier for whoever will be watching her.)