Cats are carnivores and need meat. Too many of the dry foods that are out there
nowadays, are full of fillers and ingredients that are dangerous to the long term
health of your cat. It is just like with people....if they do not eat right, they may be
okay, but they may not. And if you love your cat, why take a chance on their
For those who prefer to buy grocery store meats, there is a company who sells a
powder mix for that. Feline Instincts, in Florida, has a few varieties of powder to fit
your needs. They also sell a powdered liver (beef or chicken) and a large squeeze
bottle of salmon oil (saves pricking oil capsules for each meal). Our cats do well
on this, and love the flavor. Our kittens are raised on this mix and really thrive on
it. You can buy this powder with the liver included, as we do, saving yourself time.
Once a week we recommend feeding chicken or turkey necks with nothing added.
It is mostly bone with very little flesh, so it is not for everyday feeding. The cats
enjoy it very much though so a little once in awhile is a good thing. You can buy
chicken wings in the grocery store and your cat will love it! They can make a mess
dragging it around the floor though. An occasional beef chunk (raw only) can also
be a good treat and although they take awhile to chew it all up, they have a blast
doing this. See below:
Here is a typical day for our cattery. Right bucket is ground turkey
mixed with the Feline Instincts (my natural cat shown above), warm
water and salmon oil. Left bucket is cut up chicken backs. We cut
them into chunks, about 2-3 inches square or so.
Now we are all set for feeding time. Sometimes if we buy chicken
thighs and have more meat, we cut some of it up and mix the meat
into the ground turkey mix. The cats love it when we do that!
Sometimes for fun we will buy chicken hearts and cut up into
ground turkey for them to nibble on also. They love that also!