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lady*lettuce

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« on: October 19, 2008, 07:34:07 AM »

Has anyone made it for their cats with success?  Im looking for GOOD recipes for my crew.  I want to keep kibble here too but was looking for a few healthy, homemade recipes for them to eat now and then (even once a day).  They are kind of picky and dont really care for soft food.  My one male I know ill eat it, he'll eat anything.  They are currently eating NOW! cat food.
Thanks!
P.S....please no RAW!
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Catherine P

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 02:37:26 AM »

Most homemade cat recipes include raw.
I did a lot of research on homemade cat food a while back as one cat was diagnosed with IBD.
Ended up using a modified raw mix from the feline future site and advice from one cats breeder- - as well as RC dry food.
The raw included pureed cooked veges and other ingredients
I hate handling raw meat- but my cats loved it and did well on it.
I used to make a huge batch then freeze and defrost
Curious- why no raw?
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Vanessa

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 04:28:45 PM »

I feed Julian with only homemade food (no raw so far). When I brought him home he used to eat cats food, both canned and dry, now he refuses to eat any canned food (and I tried a lot of brands - waste of money) and doesn't enjoy eating dry food either. My previous cat was on the same "diet" plus raw meat, and he had a very beautiful long thick coat and always won cats shows, that's why I'd assume such food is good for cats.

I give Julian fresh cottage cheese that I buy in Russian store (no salt in it!). Sometimes I make cottage cheese myself - put a teaspoon of sour cream into milk and boil it, then get rid of water. Sometimes I mix cottage cheese with 1% milk.

I also give him plain oatmeal, off course, no salt, no sugar. Again, sometimes I add milk to it. I tried to mix oatmeal with Fancy Feast and some other brands - he either doesn't eat it or tries to eat oatmeal only leaving the cats food on the plate :roll: .

I also cooked some fish - he adores it.

I'm thinking of making oatmeal in beef or tuna water (boil beef or fish, then use the water) but I haven't tried it with Julian yet.

I think yorks (from boiled egg) are good for cats as well as some vegetables like cooked squash or eggplant.

In my opinion milk is good for cats but yes, most adult cats have problems with lactoza. Nevertheless I gave milk to my previous cat, just mixed it with water (more water, less milk).
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