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Homemade Cat Food - natural meat based diet
Homemade cat food can provide your cat with essential nutrients for optimum health and greater longevity. Our homemade cat food recipes are specific to all life stages - they are nutritionally complete, and no additional supplementation is necessary when used as suggested.
Cost to feed a cat with Better in the Raw for Cats or U-Stew for Cats is about $0.65 per day including meat - 85% lean.
Our cat food products are used for preparing raw or cooked cat food and are made with 100% human grade ingredients.
Our grain-free cat food premixes is meant to be combined with water and raw or cooked meat in the appropriate proportions, found in our recipe.
The Cat and its diet...............
The advent of dry commercial cat foods has done little to enhance the health of the domestic cat, but rather it has created a wide range of health issues including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, urinary tract diseases, kidney disease, thyroid conditions, tooth decay and obesity. The heavily processed cat foods which are advertised as 'wholesome', are so completely devoid of essential nutrients, and so far removed from the cat's original dietary regimen of wild prey, that it is nearly impossible for a cat to maintain optimal health for a lifetime.
Prior to human influence, one hundred and twenty million years of evolution shaped the cat into a very impressive predator. According to its' physiology, with a short intestinal tract, sharp teeth and claws, and forward-focused eyes, the cat is the perfect hunter. In the wild, the cat's diet consists of small rodents, birds, reptiles, and insects. It is classified as belonging to a family of flesh-eating, predaceous mammals. Except for a very minute quantity of seeds and green matter (which form the contents of the stomach and digestive system of the cat's prey), it must be argued that a cat does not consume anything but meat, including bones, fur, feathers and internal organs. In its' natural environment, the cat requires very little, if any, water. Amazingly, it relies almost exclusively on wild prey for hydration. One hundred and twenty million years of evolution have not diminished this magnificent creature, but rather the past has placed it firmly at the top of the food chain.
To conclude that the cat has survived on this wild-prey diet is an understatement. The cat has thrived on this diet. It has re-produced, nurtured young and grown to a remarkably old age.
For the past four thousand years the domestic cat has been ingratiating itself into our lives. Throughout history, it has been both friend and servant, and through the years it has earned both our respect and our affection. The cat is a majestic creature, one which we still know remarkably little about, even though it has shared our hearts and our homes for so many generations.
In terms of human experience, cats are a gift. They embody the attributes for which we mortals merely strive. They are noble, independent, affectionate, patient, resolute, free spirits. We do their bidding, with pleasure. We house their energetic bodies with care. We feed their physical bodies with prudence. This is what they have come to expect of us, and we, in turn, happily comply.
"A cat's hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other." Stephen Baker