Learning to make your own cat food may benefit your cat's health because many cat food brands do not contain appropriate amounts of protein
Unfortunately, some pet food manufacturers do not care about the animals they feed and are only concerned about making a profit.
As a result, the kibble and canned food they produce is full of cheap fillers, plant matter and unnecessary vegetable stuff that stretches the reduced amount of meat they put into their pet food.
Domestic cats are strictly carnivores, not omnivores. They need access
to raw meat and water to maintain good health (as well as love and
attention from caring owners) but do not need plant-based food sources.
The only reason why cats are seen chewing contentedly on grass is to induce vomiting and eliminate unwanted fur or the skin and bones of an unlucky mouse.
Contrary to a common belief, cats do not eat grass because they are missing something from their diet.
To prepare homemade cat food you will need:
Do NOT use these foods:
When you begin to make your own cat food, don't feed your cat totally organic diet but combine small amounts of the fresh food with your cat's regular food so that his digestion is given time to adjust.
Usually a cat becomes accustomed to homemade cat food in about four to five days.
Cat owners can freeze homemade cat food but freezing causes the food to lose some of its nutritional power. Adding a pinch or two of powdered taurine will ensure you that your cat is receiving the essential amino acids he needs to maintain optimal health.
Additionally, water should comprise at least 25 percent of the weight of homemade food.
Since some cats seem to resist drinking water, you can make sure they receive enough water by knowing you have added a sufficient amount to their food.
Sample Homemade Cat Food Recipe:
It can be time-consuming to make your own cat food when you have to grind the meat, bones and skin, mix all ingredients together and then place them in containers for later use.
However, with fresh, homemade cat food created in your own kitchen, you will know exactly what your cat is eating and will feel good about giving your feline the best kind of food available--aside from a freshly caught mouse!
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