Know Better for Cats is a premix for preparing a raw or cooked cat food. This healthy diet is ideal for all life stages and is made with human grade ingredients. Many of the diseases associated with commercial cat foods can be avoided with a balanced homemade meat diet.
** Please note that you can use our Premixes with ANY type of meat. The Chicken Recipe Premix has chicken liver powder included.
No grains of any kind are used. Just add any type of raw or cooked meat and water.
Know Better for Cats is designed to be combined with water and raw or cooked human grade meat in the amounts and proportions stated in our literature. It is not a food for cats on its own nor meant to be a sprinkle-on vitamin supplement. All other cat foods should be removed from the cat's meal plan, including dry food.
Know Better for Cats - Chicken Recipe is available in 3 sizes:
Trial size 4.8oz - makes 6lbs. of finished food
24oz. pouch - makes 30lbs. of finished food
5lb pouch - makes 100lbs of finished food
The average adult cat (weighing 9-12lbs) will require about 1/4lb (1/2 cup) of cat food per day.
All products are made fresh weekly and the shelf life is one year for cat food (if stored in a cool, dry place). The shelf life can be extended to 1 1/2 years if the product is stored in the fridge or freezer.
*Holistic Veterinarian Approved
*** Existing Customers Please Note ***
To clarify new products:
Better in the Raw for Cats is now: Know Better for Cats - Beef Recipe
U-Stew for Cats is now: Know Better for Cats - Beef Recipe (minus the enzymes).
With regard to enzymes, we have determined that it is most beneficial to add the digestive enzymes at the time of feeding, versus adding them to a batch of finished food. When enzymes are included daily, they provide better bioavailability of nutrients and promote intestinal health.
*New* Optagest (Digestive Aid) is available as an optional addition in a 100g bottle size. A 20% off coupon code is available for the first time purchase of Optagest.
Use Coupon Code : Digest20 at the checkout.
Raw for Cats, chicken formula is now: Know Better for Cats - Chicken Recipe
Egg yolk, calcium lactate, chicken liver powder, gelatin, whey protein isolate, psyllium husks, EFA from fish oil, taurine, kelp, Vitamin B complex.
The ingredients we use to make Know Better for Cats are human grade quality. The only ingredient in this premix that is not human grade is the chicken liver. It is made in a USDA inspected facility and manufactured for the sole purpose of pet food consumption. All materials are 100% natural, and no preservatives, colours, or other artificial additives are used.
Make a 3lb. batch: (12 - 1/2 cup servings)
* Pour 1 1/2 cups cold water into a bowl, add 1/2 cup of Know Better premix, and whisk.
* Add 2lbs. (900g) raw meat of your choice, ground or chopped. Stir gently until well combined.
* Add 1 1/2 cups of water to 2lbs (900g) ground meat of your choice.
* Cook 5-7 minutes on medium heat until brown.
* Cool to room temperature.
* Add 1/2 cup of Know Better premix and stir.
Portion into daily servings - 1/2 -3/4 cup will feed one adult cat. This can be split into two servings.
1-2 days worth can be kept in the fridge, freeze the rest for storage. Thaw as needed.
Thaw frozen cat food by warming to room temperature in a warm water bath before serving.
Remove un-eaten food within 30 minutes to be refrigerated again.
Do not leave the raw food out at room temperature.
Avoid microwaving on a regular basis.
How to switch your cat to a healthy diet?
When transitioning cats from commercial foods to the raw diet, they can occasionally show some reluctance. If this is the case we recommend that you mix their favorite canned food into the raw mixture. Over the next week or two gradually decrease the canned food until it is eliminated. Also when you are preparing the food, using ice cube trays to freeze the meat mix is a good way to waist less food. Dry cat food should be removed from the meal plan.
Choosing the Meat
Chicken, turkey, beef, venison, lamb or pork are all good choices. The meat must be fresh, raw and fit for human consumption. Use ground or cut into small cubes. We recommend feeding a variety of meats and rotating these choices if possible. Meat should be no greater than 15-20% fat content. When transitioning cats to this raw diet, poultry has proven to be the best option.
Avoid feeding raw fish and mixing different kinds of meat into one meal. The domestic cat is a carnivore and the digestive system is not designed to tolerate the consumption of vegetables or grains.
Kittens do not usually require a transitioning period as they have not been programmed to identify only with commercial foods. They can be fed this diet as young as 4 weeks of age, however this does not replace the necessity of nursing. Kittens should be fed 4 meals per day until 4 months old, and then 3 meals per day until they are 12 months of age.
Based on 120g meal size – including lean meat – Chicken