(Closed) Who feeds raw?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We do, although it’s still from the pet food store. Our cats are on Wellness wet food, and our dog is on Nature Valley raw beef patties. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I get my cat (within the next year or so) we are investing in a food processor to make our own cat food. I know! I am completely insane, but I just think it is better for the animal and I know EXACTLY what I am feeding it. I just keep thinking back to that pet food recalls a couple of years ago and how we were all exposed to those poisons.

*shutter*

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We do part raw, part kibble.  We’re careful because giant breeds need a delicate balance of nutrients.  We use Darwin’s raw food.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Yup, and he gets a fresh cooked runny egg in the morning- just the way he likes it! Beef bones for dinner.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sceeder – you can make it in a blender depending on the recipe. I would assume bones need a processor, though!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMG really? That scares me…raw meat!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lilyfaith, Thanks! Really it is just an excuse for me to get a food processor…muhahaha. But yes, bones are very important to a cat’s raw food diet, it is where they get their calcium from. Now that I think about it, a blender would be nice too!

@luli29, Yeah…raw meat can be scary but you should do some reading on dry pet food and all the bacteria that grows in there. gross.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sceeder – oh, I understand! I use mine all the time, although I wish I had gone for a bigger one – mine is a 7 cup. 

My FI’s parents have an older cat with hyperthyroidism, and we make her raw food. She gets it with chicken livers, raw chicken or turkey breast, and Alnutrin cat supplement blended up since they only have a blender. 

Don’t get me started on the traditional dry foods! They’re disgustingly bad for cats. We need an FDA for pet food…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

After all the reading I have done about what the FDA has done for human food maybe we should keep them out of it, hahaha. I was always weirded out growing up by dry food, “Don’t cats eat meat?” etc. Now that I am ever closer to getting a cat I so happy that my FI and I have complete control on what we are feeding it. 

I will also remember to buy one bigger than a 7 cup size, thanks!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I use to feed raw for years. Now I feed a high end kibble along with some cooked and raw foods. 

@lilyfaith I’m in Lakeview also, maybe we’ve run into each other with our dogs out walking or at a pet store. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Please don’t give the dog chicken with the bone, the bone can perferate the intestines and cause really big problems or death.  It happened to our neighbors dog, it was so sad, he was such a sweet pup and the poor guy feels horrible that he inadvertently killed his best friend.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@flutterbi – that’s great! We’re constantly going on walks to Wigglyville/Diversey Harbor Beach/Lincoln Park. Sunday, our dog, is an Aussie, so to keep her sane we take her 3-5 miles a day.

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