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Post by vass1974 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:20 pm

Lucky-puppy,
You say that you feed your cat a raw diet. How much meat do you give? I have a weird cat that won't eat meat, and I'm worried that he isn't getting everything he needs. He will only eat dry cat food, fruits and vegetables. I've always heard that citrus smells made cats nautious, but he loves them. He gets hairballs easily, so the dry is Meowmix Hairball formula. It helps, but he still gets them at least a couple times a week. Any advice?

I know this is a dog forum, but I thought I'd ask since some of you have cats too.

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Post by danabanana » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:53 am

Pets at Home near me seem to have a lot of the dinners and the mince but have gone a bit further and found chicken wings and chunks at another store x

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Post by lucky_puppy » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:23 pm

Vass1974:

My cat doesn't like raw all that much. That's why she gets both raw and cooked meals. I've discovered that if I make up a batch of raw food and freeze that way, soaking it in a plastic bag in boiling water for 5 - 10 minutes cooks it enough so that she'll eat it. My cat also loves taurine and sprinkling it with a bit of taurine powder supplement makes it more palatable. She eats about 6 to 8 ounces a day. Most cats only eat 4 to 6, but she goes outside most days and occasionally mouses, so she gets much more exercise than the typical indoor cat.

I would suggest visiting a few raw feeding sites:

catnutrition.org
Cat Info
Feline Nutrition


Sorry for the late reply. I'm not on here everyday. You can pm if you have more cat questions or comments.

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Post by vass1974 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:44 pm

Thanks for the tips and links. Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I've been fighting a cold. The links were very helpful.

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Post by karimd » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:44 pm

I am new to start feeding raw food to my pets really. For the fruit and veggies are the skins bad for them like apple akins and stuff like that or are certain ones ok and certain ones bad? And is garlic ok for them to get?

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Post by Owdb1tch » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:10 pm

They can have skins.

Garlic - the jury's out on garlic. A very little seems okay, but not every day (unless being used medically) and definitely not lots.


Onions, grapes, raisins and chocolate are all very toxic to dogs.
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Post by Fab_lab » Tue May 06, 2008 11:20 am

how many bones per week should a dog have ?

and should you us herbs ?

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Post by Nettle » Tue May 06, 2008 1:50 pm

You can use herbs if you wish, and there is no ideal number of bones - just give what you find convenient, cut down if dogs starts to look porky and give more if they start to look thin.

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Post by Fab_lab » Wed May 07, 2008 2:22 am

the dogs seem to enjoy their food more now its raw .. there is less poo which is good . and I feel happy as I know what my dogs are eatting ...

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Post by Angela » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:06 am

Just caught up with this thread and I use Durham Animal Feeds (just google it for the link) and can recommend them. My two Dobes are nearly 100% raw and his products are good quality and value for money :wink:

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