Feeding Cats

Cats have evolved to get their required energy from protein and fats. They are not designed to eat sugars, grains, soy, or starches. If your cat’s diet contains these types of food it can lead to poor health and obesity. This means that foods like rice, pasta, bread, cereal, potatoes, soy products and even most commercial cat foods should not fed to cats. Commercial cat foods, especially dry ones, contain high quantities of grains, starches and sugar. They also use chemical preservatives and an unknown quality and quantity of meat.

Cats are carnivores that thrive on a diet of meat, bones and other animal products like kidneys, liver and heart. Bones can come from the wings, backs, necks or carcasses of chickens, turkeys, ducks or rabbits.

Cats that hunt eat the stomach and small intestine of their prey. This provides their main source of fibre and nutrients like vitamin E. You can recreate this for your cat by providing them cat grass and occasionally giving them vitamin E.

Cooking cat food depletes the natural nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids. By feeding your cat raw food, you ensure they receive a high protein and high fat diet with essential nutrients.

Our Cat Formula

Our cat formula comes in turkey and chicken. You can also feed our other formula for added variety.

When switching your cat to a raw diet, remember that cats are fussy eaters. Things like temperature (room temperature is preferred) and freshness can affect your cat's appetite. If you cat does not eat its food within 15 to 20 minutes, put the food back in the fridge until the next meal time.

How much should you feed?

Adult cats (over 1 year)

Kittens (10 weeks to 12 months)

This is meant as a rough guide for feeding; adjust food amounts accordingly if your cat is underweight or overweight.

What can I supplement my cat's diet with?

Raw Bones (chicken backs or necks)

Organ Meats (liver, kidney, heart, gizzards and tripe)

Fish Oils (salmon oil, tuna oil)

Sea kelp

Cod liver oil

Raw eggs

Vitamin E

You can also supplement with alternate meat sources like rabbit, venison, lamb, pork, quail, and ostrich depending on what is available in your area.

Another way to add variety is with fish either canned salmon, mackerel, sardines or tuna, or raw although it is best to freeze first especially for salmon. A note of caution with fish, cats can become addicted to the taste and a diet of only fish can lead to vitamin deficiencies. Fish should only be fed once a week at most.