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I have two cats, one regular housecat and one oriental. Both females, the housecat's 9 months old and the other is 10 years, I've only had her a few months.
The oriental cat, Basiba, has a few health issues.. she coughs as soon as she purrs. She has a really bad breathe, She throws up on a regular basis. She's had these issues for a few years according to the previous owner.

Now I found out about raw food, thought it made sense and it'd ''be fun to try''. I've fed them only raw food for about a week, before that I spent some weeks to get them used to it. I still struggle with the liver..
Anyway.. it has already given results I didn't even hope for. Basiba has coughed only twice this week, while she usually coughes several times a day when she purrs and sometimes throw up because of that. She hasn't thrown up at all this week. Her breathe is still bad, but it is better...

I'm just amazed. According to the previous owner, she's been fed the expencive dry food bought from vets her entire life, and she didn't touch any canned/wet food when I got her..

I started because I thought it was fun. But I'm convinced of the benefits!

(sorry if I'm spelling things wrong and such, english isn't my native as I live in sweden)
 

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Zacco,

Your story is absolutely amazing and thanks for sharing it!

I guess this is one up for raw feeding.

When I get my own cats one day (currently caring for strays only) I will definitely avoid dry at all cost and insist on either canned, cooked or raw depending on how fast the cats transition.



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Hi :)
I have two cats, one regular housecat and one oriental. Both females, the housecat's 9 months old and the other is 10 years, I've only had her a few months.
The oriental cat, Basiba, has a few health issues.. she coughs as soon as she purrs. She has a really bad breathe, She throws up on a regular basis. She's had these issues for a few years according to the previous owner.

Now I found out about raw food, thought it made sense and it'd ''be fun to try''. I've fed them only raw food for about a week, before that I spent some weeks to get them used to it. I still struggle with the liver..
Anyway.. it has already given results I didn't even hope for. Basiba has coughed only twice this week, while she usually coughes several times a day when she purrs and sometimes throw up because of that. She hasn't thrown up at all this week. Her breathe is still bad, but it is better...

I'm just amazed. According to the previous owner, she's been fed the expencive dry food bought from vets her entire life, and she didn't touch any canned/wet food when I got her..

I started because I thought it was fun. But I'm convinced of the benefits!

(sorry if I'm spelling things wrong and such, english isn't my native as I live in sweden)
 

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How are you feeding raw? B/c BARF is no longer what most raw feeders do, and most BARF feeders add veggie glop to the diet, which is decidedly NOT a good idea. Most raw feeders recommend following the prey model for raw feeding--80% meat/10% bone/10% organ (half of which must be liver), fed over time. :)
 

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I'm using the swedish model.. x) No, but I don't know these differenses you talk about really. Here we have it all mixed up, same thing different ways to do it. There is pre-made food for dogs, I think yoou just add some of your own for those, but none for cats.

I feed, or try to feed, non-ground meat (but it's sliced for the older cat with bad teeth or else she can't eat it yet), whole heart and chicken wings for the bones. I mostly buy the cheapest meat I can afford in the grocery shops, sometimes it's left over slices of pig or cow, sometimes it's some fleshy thing with the skin still left etc.

I try to get them to eat liver but that's difficult. I'm trying to mix it in a mixer for now, with some other stuff they'll like.. but it's not easy to get them to eat it at all. Sticking it into hearts or wings hasn't worked yet. But I try to give them food they need to chew as much as possible.

I don't give veggies but I plan on giving some chicken stomach thing that might contain a bit of it anyway. For now I'm just trying to get a working sceduale after the % I've been told they need to get, adding more to it is a later project..
 
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