Raw Feeding And Healthy Living For Dogs And Cats
If you are ever in doubt about what constitutes an excellent diet for your dog or cat, just remember what they might eat in the wild, without interfering humans!
Elsewhere on this site you'll find a diet sheet to guide you.
You don't have to feed your dog or cat every single suitable raw food, every single day.
Firstly, remember that not everything needs to be fed every single day.
Raw Meat And Bone
Basically, RAW meat and bone are the majority of the diet, easily purchased minced up from numerous raw pet food manufacturers, or your local butcher.
Offal And Organ Meat
Offal and organ meats are for example, heart, lung, liver, kidney, spleen, green tripe, intestines and contents should also be included in the diet.
Exactly what the difference is between offal and "normal" meat is interesting. There are so many conflicting definitions, but it's basically all the bits that aren't meat and bone and skin and fat!!
This is about 20% of the diet, so I usually give an offal and organ meat meal once or twice weekly. Some splendid raw pet food companies make the whole lot minced up ... so you'd get meat, bone and offal/ organ meats all together.
Liquidised Raw Greens
Mix liquidized raw green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, kale etc., by about 20% by volume, with the minced bits of dead herbivores!
Cats are often less keen on the veggies, so put a teaspoonful on a separate plate and see if your cat is interested in it.
Add Pet Plus to the meat, bone, offal, organ and liquidized greens mix. If your cat doesn't fancy Pet Plus mixed into their food, sprinkle it onto the fur on the cat's back; it will soon be licked off! That's how my cat has his Pet Plus. He sometimes licks it off the floor if I spill some.
Do these things and you have a pretty perfect dog and cat diet!
Later, Add Bones
Once your dog or cat grows used to the joys and nourishment of eating real raw food, you can consider giving real raw meaty bones like RAW chicken wings / drumsticks.
Choose the RAW meaty bones of animals that are of a size that your dog / cat would actually catch and eat in the wild .... unlikely to be beef knuckle bones or any beef bones for that matter. Also, ensure there is plenty of meat on the bone.
For example, being a Border Collie, my dog is unlikely to catch or eat cattle, pigs or fish, so I don't feed beef or pork or fish to her. And my cat does not recognize beef, pork or fish as food. He tries to bury it!
In the wild, all animals drink water from streams, lakes, ponds, water holes and puddles. They do not drink from chemically treated tap water which is frankly not safe for any of us to drink. This means you should filter water, for yourself and your dog or cat.
Electromagnetic pollution is another unnatural danger for us all. This means it is best to switch off WiFi, mobile phones, televisions, chargers and computer screens whenever they are not in use.
In fact, we should all avoid WiFi wherever possible. In your house, you can have a modem that does not squirt out WiFi but puts the internet through cables and into your house's electrical circuits. It's called dLAN Duo, available from Amazon and other internet stores.