Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
Ditto what Krissy said - him eating only muscle meat is like you only eating apples. Sure, its good for you but it is NOT a complete diet.
I'd suggest feeding him eitger commercial raw or canned food or a combination of the two. At least until you do some more research into preparing a raw diet.
The basic mistakes you're making are:
Only muscle meat
A raw diet should consist of approx 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, 5% liver and 5% other secreting organ.
Cats are carnivores. Their digestive system is literally designed to handle raw meat. A healthy cat is at a very low risk of becoming sick due to a raw diet no matter the source (parasites are the main issue with raw diets that arent properly sourced...and a working pill will remedy that nice and quick).
Im going to guess you're feeding only one meat as well, if you are feeding a variety then skip this.
its doubly important that kittens get a well made diet, with raw that means properly balanced, RAW, and as many kinds of animals as possible.
*ETA I also missed the bit about buying it from the pet store, Sorry!! However cooking it is still an issue. It needs to be RAW! If you're really worried you can feed him in a kennel...but realistically cats are made to eat raw meat and by cooking the balanced raw diet youre lowering the quality.
Last edited by librarychick; 09-30-2014 at 12:00 AM.