Raw Cat Food

Raw Cat Food

Some veterinarians not only approve of, but even recommend that cat owners feed a raw food diet as part of their cat’s lifestyle. In fact, a raw food diet may be even more of a serious consideration for cats compared to dogs because they need more meat content than dogs do.

Your Cat’s Dietary Needs

There are four nutrient considerations that need to be included in a raw cat food diet. These must-haves include flesh (muscle tissue, etc.), organ meat, bone or bone meal, and a small amount of vegetation. This combination most closely approximates a prey animal that a cat would eat in the wild.

In addition to the above, calcium may also be added to a raw-food diet for cats. This can be accomplished with supplements and small amounts of dairy products.”

Commercial Raw Cat Foods

There are four nutrient considerations that need to be included in a raw cat food diet. These must-haves include flesh (muscle tissue, etc.), organ meat, bone or bone meal, and a small amount of vegetation. This combination most closely approximates 

a prey animal that a cat would eat in the wild.

In addition to the above, calcium may also be added to a raw-food diet for cats. This can be accomplished with supplements and small amounts of dairy products.”

 

What Are the Benefits of a Raw Food Diet For Cats?

The biggest benefit to a raw food diet for cats is the lack of starches and unnecessary carbs. Corn, soy and wheat found in many cat foods may lead to health issues such as diabetes, inflammation, arthritis, urinary tract diseases, and obesity. Low-quality foods contain these cheap “fillers” which explains why raw cat food diets are gaining popularity.

Additionally, taurine (which is essential to a cat’s diet) is often damaged in the heating process of kibble cat foods. Raw foods, particularly within the muscle and heart meat, have a high volume of taurine.