Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Logan, Queensland, Australia
What is a Raw Diet?
Just as the title says, I was wondering what exactly a Raw Diet is? And how exactly is it better than the normal diet of a home kept cat? What are the pros and cons?
I have 2 cats who turned 1 last month who I adopted from a shelter 22nd of Feb this year. They were originally on dry food with half a sachet of wet food each only for the day. I have slowly been changing them from mainly dry food, to mainly wet food. They now get 1/4-1/3 a can between them in the morning and 1/4-1/3 a can between them at night along with a few handfuls of dry food just so they have something through the night. I have read up about the crystals that form in their bladder. Right before I adopted these two kitties, I had my furbaby, Mr. T. Adopted him when he was 3 and I only had him for 3 years - 3 wonderful years - before he got crystals and became blocked. Before that, I had no clue what it was so I was never expecting it. I didn't have the money to pay for the procedure so regrettably, I had to euthanize my precious baby.
Since that and since adopting Jj and Black Jack, I have been absolutely paranoid about them getting crystals. So! I am trying to find the best diet to prevent this from happening. Mind you, I am 17 with no income so I know a raw diet will be completely out of the question until I get a job(I have heard it's expensive). But I would love love love to know more information about it. Or even any diet that is good for them. I have tried to research diets but basically all it comes up with is that dry food sucks and wet food is good, along with snippets of this 'raw diet'.
Thanks for your help guys!