Feeding Your Feline Friend: Why Raw is the Way to Go

Feeding Your Feline Friend: Why Raw is the Way to Go

As cat owners, we all want what's best for them. We shower them with love, affection, and endless cuddles. But when it comes to their diet, are we really giving them what they need?

Shockingly, many common cat food brands contain as little as 4% meat (even wet food pouches/tins) That's right, just 4%! The rest is often a concoction of fillers, sugars, and artificial ingredients that do little to nourish our obligate carnivores.

Cats: The Ultimate Carnivores

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their bodies are specifically designed to thrive on a diet of animal protein. They lack the necessary enzymes to efficiently digest carbohydrates and plant matter. Instead, they need meat to obtain essential nutrients like taurine, arginine, and vitamin A.

Feeding cats a diet high in fillers and carbohydrates can lead to various health issues, including obesity, diabetes, urinary tract problems, and even behavioral changes. It's no wonder that many cats suffer from these conditions when their diet is so far removed from what nature intended.

 

The Raw Revolution: A Species-Appropriate Diet

A raw diet, on the other hand, is a species-appropriate diet that mirrors what cats would eat in the wild. It typically consists of raw meat, organs, and bones, providing all the essential nutrients they need to thrive.

Some of the benefits of a raw diet for cats include:

  • Improved digestion: Raw food is easier for cats to digest, leading to less waste and fewer digestive problems.
  • Increased energy levels: A diet rich in animal protein gives cats the energy they need to play, explore, and be their best selves.
  • Healthier skin and coat: The nutrients in raw food nourish the skin and coat, resulting in a shinier, healthier appearance.
  • Stronger teeth and gums: Chewing on raw bones helps clean teeth and maintain healthy gums.
  • Reduced risk of obesity and diabetes: A raw diet is naturally low in carbohydrates, which helps maintain a healthy weight and reduces the risk of diabetes.

Raw Doesn't Have to Be Expensive!

One common misconception about raw feeding is that it's expensive. However, it can actually be quite affordable, especially when you consider the long-term health benefits for your cat.

An average 4kg cat only needs around 100g of raw food per day. 

You can choose a premium raw cat food brand like Purrform, which works out at around £1.16 per day, or you can even feed any 80:10:10 mince for 'dogs' its the exact same recipe as cat food as only contains meat, bone and offal which is species appropriate for cat. When choosing a brand like Bulmers, this works out at just 33p per day!

Making the Switch to Raw

If you're considering switching your cat to a raw diet and are unsure where to start, feel free to reach out to us. We can help with any questions you may have.

Remember, a raw diet is a species-appropriate diet that provides cats with the essential nutrients they need to thrive. It's a healthier, more natural alternative to commercial cat foods, and it doesn't have to break the bank.

So, if you're looking for a way to improve your cat's health and well-being, consider making the switch to raw. Your feline friend will thank you for it!

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