Raw Diets for Cats Said to Lengthen Lives & Boost Immunity
Dry foods rob your cat of the moisture needed to digest foods and remain hydrated. A perfectly healthy cat should not be thirsty.
If you or your cat is not easily swayed by a change in diet, you may want to start out with a moist, low-carb diet or raw food supplement. Studies have shown that cats that were fed raw meat diets were much healthier than those fed cooked meat. Raw diets have also been shown to prevent intestinal cancer, cystitis, and disorders of the immune system.
Turkey, chicken, and beef are the safest meats, raw or cooked, for your kitty. Any type of organ meat is super for the vitamins and minerals it holds. Vegetables will supply fiber, vitamin A & C, and water. Vets also recommend adding in some fish or salmon oil for the omega-3 fatty acids, and some crushed eggshells for calcium to a cat’s diet.
Try to keep your cat away from onions, which destroy red bloods and cause anemia in felines. If your cat is a fish lover make it a rare treat as mercury is a cat concern; two to three times a week is safe. Never feed your cat chocolate. Even in small amounts it can be detrimental and life threatening. If you suspect your cat has partaken of this sweet treat, take him to the vet immediately.
Contact your veterinarian or animal nutritionist for a specific diet plan for your cat. Also be aware of any behaviors or changes in kitty’s habits that could signal a problem.