(Closed) Homemade Cat Food?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


We did this for a while because our cat was sick/recovering and having trouble with store food.

We did it for about 18 months. It’s a lot of work, but there was definitely a difference in her health. This is the info we used:

Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition

Now we feed them some bought food, a couple tablespoons of dry food, a couple tablespoons of wet food mixed half and half with chicken (cooked if it’s from another country, or raw if it’s domestic because we don’t have salmonella). 

They get some chunks of raw meat in the evening, usually beef (domestic again) or chicken hearts. So it’s kind of a mix.  

Post # 4
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have dogs, and after much research, I put them on a raw diet. It’s both the easiest and most species-appropriate diet. (The ratio for dogs is 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% liver, 5% other secreting organs; I don’t know if the ratio for cats is different.) If you go with a homemade cooked diet, which I don’t know if there’s a method for cats, you will need to calcuate nutrients of different meals and see what supplements you need to add. With raw prey-model, no supplements are needed as long as you are feeding the proper ratios.

Here are some sites to get you started:




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