Hey all! I recently adopted a senior cat with some pre-existing health issues. I wasn't planning on switching her to a raw diet, mostly because I didn't want to stress her, I didn't think she would take to it, and she doesn't have any teeth... I feed my other animals a prey model raw diet, so I'm never had to feed ground before (except for organs, I'll explain in a sec). BUT, she has basically been begging for it. The other day I was chopping up chicken for the cat and a small peice of meat/skin fell off the counter. NaNa ate it before I had time to even notice she was there. Now she sits at my feet and begs every time I'm cutting meat. And yesterday my husband was cooking bacon (not pre-cooked, actual pork-belly, slice it yourself bacon) and he tossed a slice to Cthulhu, a slice to Otto, a slice to Khepri, a slice to NaNa... Oh shoot! NaNa isn't raw fed! Nope, she loved it and didn't have any stomach issues. So I'm highly considering switching her, and would like some opinions.
I have a local supplier that does a lot of ground options. I use him for the organ mix, because my boys are so picky about their organ meats. He has a kitten mix that is mostly complete (I'd like to see more then just liver for organs) but I figured I could start her with that. Here's the ingredient list: Beef, Beef Heart, Chicken and bone, beef liver and ground whole Egg and 95% lean. If she takes to that, I thought I could feed her the same meal plan that I feed my other cat, just replace his meat cuts with grinds. Here is Khepri's current diet: (I also want to know how it looks)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 1 peice bone in chicken (usually leg or thigh), 2-3oz organ mix (beef, beef heart, tripe, liver, kidney).
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Pork muscle meat.
Sunday - Ground beef, egg (with shell) and 1 fish oil capsule.
Thought and opinions please!