Cats love to hunt, and they love a good chase. We don’t like to think of our little furballs of love as stealthy and fearless killers, but it’s important, if for no other reason than it making us realize the importance of feeding our cats a natural raw meat diet.
You won’t be able to tame the beast, but fresh food will provide your cat with a diet that most resembles their diet in the wild. For indoor cats, this is as close as they get to eating freshly caught prey. For every cat, indoor and outdoor, a raw diet is the most nutritional and beneficial one to support a healthy and happy cat.
However, as with any change, the first step is the hardest. So, where to begin?
Feline Nutrition for Beginners
Now that you know that the healthiest food for your cats is a natural raw diet, it’s time to take that first step and change the way your cats eat. We understand that it can be a bit nerve-wracking for pet parents to take control of their pet’s nutrition.
The fear is that we may unintentionally be doing it wrong, or not feeding them a complete diet, or leaving out essential minerals and compromising their health.
So, before you start dishing up locally and humanely sourced raw meats to your cats, do a little research. Understanding what goes into a completely balanced raw meat diet is the first step to a long and healthy life.
Understanding Your Cat
While you are researching the components of a complete feline diet, bring your cat to our natural pet shop and get a hair analysis and allergy testing. Every cat is different, and whereas there are components to the feline diet that are true for every cat, to prepare the most nutritious and health beneficial food for yours, you have to know your cat specifically. Understanding your pet inside and out will make it much easier to give them the nutrition that they need.
Homemade Meals vs. Take-Out
When you make your cat food at home from scratch, you are in complete control of every ingredient. It’s time-consuming, but when you’re just starting out, this is an excellent way of understanding what goes into your pet’s diet.
Of course, not everyone has the time to prepare every meal for their cat. If you have more money than time, you need to research your “take-out” options for raw feline nutrition.