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January 20, 2022 2 min read
RAW FEEDING CATS
Felines are obligate carnivores, which means cats thrive on uncooked animal products such as muscle meat, organ meat & ground bone. They digest raw foods better than humans because they have shorter, more acidic digestive tracts. Many pathogens will pass through a cat without any issues.
A cat’s digestive tract contains few enzymes capable of digesting carbohydrates. They thrive much better on high-protein, high moisture diets that are rich in nourishment provided by meat including fatty acids, essential vitamins, minerals & Amino Acids such as Taurine.
Taurine is a type of Amino Acid, which are the building blocks of all proteins. Taurine is exclusively found in animal-based proteins and is crucial for normal vision, digestion, heart muscle function to maintain normal pregnancy & fetal development and to maintain a healthy immune system.Cats require 35 - 250mg of taurine per day. Darker meats have a higher amount of taurine than light meat. Organs are also a great source of Taurine also.
The best way to make sure your cat is getting all the nutritional benefits of a raw diet, is to rotate between 2 – 4 different protein sources every week. This will ensure your cat is getting a plentiful variety of nutrients on a regular basis which helps maintain their overall health & wellbeing.
You’ll see the benefits in your cat in the first few weeks. The first two benefits you will notice is a shinier coat & smaller, firmer stools, followed by a few other amazing benefits such as:
TRANSITION TIPS FOR CATS
If your cat is new to a raw diet, we suggest introducing them to our Pure Formulas such as our Pure Turkey or Pure Chicken. After, you can slowly wean in our other pure proteins. You can use our calculator to determine how much to feed your cat each day.
NOTE: If you’re feeding our Salmon or Turkey Salmon, they do not require added Omega 3 on those days.