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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Paleo cat food


I have recently begun turning my cats into paleo fed ones... this is what they have desired all along! 

First step to feeding your felines a natural diet:

STOP FEEDING DRY CAT FOOD!

Everyone does it: the stuff is cheap, convenient, not smelly, and... HORRIBLE for your pets!  Corn and soy based; the cats are "tricked" into finding it desirable, just as we are tricked into eating crap like potato chips and soda pop.  For cats, the grains are laced with chemicals and flavorings that make them think it's meat they are eating; for us, we have been fooled into eating really sweet and really salty for so long we actually crave those tastes above all others.

And really, if grains are bad for US humans, how much worse are they for carnivores like cats?? (And dogs, but that's another post- just know that dogs should be eating meaty bones for the most part).  And cats?

I once again have found a great use for my vitamix blender!  I blend together raw liver (beef liver so far, but I plan on using a variety of organ meats in the future) with a raw egg, and a little cod liver oil.  That's it- it takes about 20 seconds.  

Then, I just pour the mix into baby food jars, for individual serving sizes, and put in the refrigerator.  

I have NEVER seen my cats so voracious!  Even though I have been putting out kitten food, cat food, and meat baby food all at once for my three cats, when I add the dish of liver to the mix, they ignore everything else until the liver is gone!

They can really sense what they need; unlike us, they are much more in tune with their nature.  Hmmm... I think I can learn something from my cats.