Kittens and cats are so easy to raise when you understand that they are great hunters and most will fest on the entire rodent, a raw food meal!
When we adopted a kitten and/or cat, it is up to us to replicate what they require for their genetic makeup especially for those strictly indoor cats. Since cats require a high protein and fat diet, their meal would comprise room temperature raw tissue meat, offal, raw chicken carcases; they like to chew on bones, cod liver oil for Vitamin D3 and EFA 3 and a sprinkle of super greens for animal friends.
Most folks aren’t aware that those who are allergic to cat fur are having an allergic reaction to the protein in the dander from the kibble or canned food fed to them. When we feed them their natural diet, it stops those horrible allergies because their fur and skin are clean and smells fresh! I would know I suffered from allergies to animal fur from when I was a child until I changed my diet, worked on my digestion and liver health and strictly fed my cats and dogs a raw food diet. I remember after a month of Kimba our cat eating only raw food how fresh her fur smelled; I put my nose into her fur and inhaled, so fresh and clean and absolutely no reaction!
How much do I feed? I feed my cats two small meals twice a day depending on their activity level and weight. Kittens will eat until their stomach expands – start with a small bowl of milk and/ or add a heaping teaspoon of meat mixed with offal.
Since cats are small and not as costly as dogs you can easily buy prepared raw food meals at your local pet store. I make mine because I am feeding three dogs and three cats and these are the meals I feed my cats which are indoor/outdoor cats:
⅛ to ¼ cup ground or small cubes of tissue meat mixed with some offal; can rotate different organ meat into meals, bone broth, sprinkle of super greens, ¼ tsp. ground raw pumpkin seeds, and nutritional yeast (⅛ tsp. cod liver oil 3xs a week and only one meal per day)
⅛ to ¼ cup ground or small cubes of tissue meat mixed with some offal; can rotate different organ meat into meals, raw egg yolk, ¼ tsp. ground raw pumpkin seeds, sprinkle of super greens and nutritional yeast. (⅛ tsp. cod liver oil 3xs a week and only one meal per day)
⅛ to ¼ cup ground or small cubes of tissue meat mixed with some offal; can rotate different organ meat into meals, bone broth, sprinkle of super greens and nutritional yeast and ⅛ tsp. cod liver oil 3xs a week and only one meal per day.
⅛ to ¼ raw and/or cooked fish
¼ to ½ cup room temperature raw goat or cow milk with or without a raw egg yolk
Occasionally I make scrambled eggs for them and sometimes add a bit of cream.
For strictly indoor cats make sure you are adding cod liver oil for Vitamin D3, it is essential for their immune system and overall health. Our cat Matilda who came from a Cat’s Cradle Feral Rescue in Victoria BC, Canada, lives most of the year outside except for the winters when it snows; we used to live in Victoria but now we live in Nelson BC, Canada. During her time indoors I make sure she is getting cod liver oil or raw egg yolk with 3 drops of Vitamin D3. Indoor cats also benefit from had indoor grasses or adding super greens to their daily meal, grasses help to prevent hairballs and induce vomiting when they are not feeling well. When you see your dog or cat eating lots of young fresh spring grasses, it is because they are nutrient rich and gently aiding in cleansing from the winter.
Cats love bones and chicken wings, our kitten Seymour who is now five, loves to gnaw on dog bones and as soon as I go to the freezer and get the raw bones for our dogs, he shows up and demands a bone as well!