You can read part 11 here.
I’m almost finished with the most important posts with the Raw Meat Diet Posts! So here are some tips that might come in handy.
- If you feed your cat as close to a while animal or bird as possible, he’ll get the correct ratio or meat, organs and bone, protein, moisture, fat, fiber and carbohydrates percentages will fall into place.
- If you can’t feed whole birds and animals, then you can always try to replicate the percentage of nutrients contains in mice and aim to provide about 1.2 and 1.4 times as much calcium as phosphorus in your cat’s diet.
- Use herbs and nutritional supplements not too often. A significant number of herbs and supplement that are good for humans aren’t safe for your cat.
- Make sure any supplements you use come from animal sources, sich as omega-3 from fish oil, not flax, coconut, grape seed or hemp seed oil.
- Keep vegetables down to 10% or less of the overall diet. This depends on how well your cat handles them. (to feed, and to avoid)
- Avoid grains and cow milk. (Why?)
- Make sure your cat’s diet includes preformed vitamin A because cats can’t convert Beta-carotene into Vitamin A. (read here)
- Also make sure your cat’s diet includes preformed niacin (B3) (meat, especially chicken breast, contains healthy amount of niacin) because cat’s can’t convert tryptophan into niacin.
- Give your cat enough of the amino acids taurines and arginine, both found in meat, Provide a taurine supplement, or feed extra hearts, because a cats body absorb only a small percentage of their taurine intake.
Whole Health For Happy Cats by Sandy Arora.