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Author Topic: CATS: What home-prepared meal did Meowmie fix for you this week?  (Read 101440 times)
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« Reply #90 on: December 10, 2007, 07:51:41 PM »

kaffee -
     Thank you for your reply.  This is worth consideration if I decide to try homecooking.  Do you order the InstinctTC powder over the Internet?  Is there an Internet site to see information on it?  All your recipes for kitties sound so yummy, but I really think I would do better with "simple".   Smiley
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« Reply #91 on: December 10, 2007, 08:08:24 PM »

Yes, Mandycat... you can order the powder online here:

http://www.felinefuture.com/cat_food/

There's nothing wrong with wanting to keep things as simple as possible  Grin.  I choose to make up my own supplements becuase frankly, it is cheaper for me to do so.  But if I had to make catfood "on the fly" so to speak, I would make it with Feline Instincts TC - they keep their own "test cats" who live like kings... these cats have been fed on a diet of raw supplemented with Feline Instincts TC for more than 12 years and the cats look marvelous.  You can check them out in their web site. 

Another pre-mixed vit-min supplement for home-prepared cat food that has a very good reputation is the one made by Celestial Cats.  Dr. Celeste Yarnall (the owner) has had 10 generations of cats raised on her supplement pre-mix.  Look here:

http://www.celestialpets.com/cp_supplements.shtml
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« Reply #92 on: December 10, 2007, 08:19:42 PM »

kaffe -
     Thank you!  Smiley  Perhaps 2008 will bring homecooking to my kitty!
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« Reply #93 on: December 10, 2007, 08:51:29 PM »

kaffe -
     Thank you!  Smiley  Perhaps 2008 will bring homecooking to my kitty!

Mandycat,
if you do just a bit of reading, you'll see that it's pretty simple to make your own supplement mixes. and it is cheaper to buy the ingredients. and you have the peace of mind as to knowing where they are all from. i've found the smaller companies that do the supplements are good to deal with and know their sources when asked, but it does add to the price a bit. if you don't have a lot of pets, it's not that bad, but with 5-8 cats, i can really go through the supplies! lol!~

i started with reading, then picked one source for a recipe, then added another etc. i grew with my meal varieties, so to speak  Smiley i can get super busy, but i've been raw feeding for 5+years (along with home cooking). once you get going, the time and info just seems to be there. i do buy mostly pre-ground (meat/bones/organs) for the cats and go from there, but still grind my own depending on what's available. mine are all on pasture/free-range meats ($), but if i ever had to go backwards because of money, it would be more mass meats. that would be cheaper for me than premium canned.

buy either the Strombeck or Pitcarin book (or both) as a Christmas present for yourself and your pets  Wink read those and then decide  Grin  the peace of mind and healthy pets is so worth it. (i'm scared of processed food!)
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« Reply #94 on: December 10, 2007, 10:34:07 PM »

Thanks, straybaby.  I have a lot of learning to do if I decide to go ahead with this.  I've gotten a lot of background information just reading these forums. 
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« Reply #95 on: December 10, 2007, 11:02:59 PM »

When you do decide to go ahead with home-made Mandycat, don't foget that we'll be here for you  Wink
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« Reply #96 on: December 11, 2007, 08:09:23 PM »

Mandycat- It really is easy once you get started.You find yourself making time to cook for them & yourself. Although I have to admit,sometimes if I'm tired they get homemade & we get takeout. I figure they're smaller so it matters more for them.
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« Reply #97 on: December 13, 2007, 06:35:07 PM »

Where are you all getting your dulse? No one, at the stores, pharms. even know what it is around here. This town is a joke.
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« Reply #98 on: December 13, 2007, 06:54:36 PM »

Where are you all getting your dulse? No one, at the stores, pharms. even know what it is around here. This town is a joke.

Hi Trudy!

I got my Dulse ( Rhodymenia palmata ) C/S Powder - 4 oz. Bulk, Alternative Health and Herb Remedies on line at herbalremedies.com for $7.99

I also got my kelp from there. 
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« Reply #99 on: December 14, 2007, 07:29:49 AM »

Kaffe, Thank you, Trudy
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« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2007, 04:40:22 AM »

Meowmie could not get chicken hearts this week but found fresh Rock Cornish Game Hens.  So, she whipped up this raw recipe for Cato and myself to eat this week:

Cornish Game Hen with Wheat Grass (raw recipe)

2  (hens)    Raw ground Cornish Game Hens with the bones and organs (drumsticks,
                         thighs, breasts, top wings, gizzards and liver – leave out the back, neck and 
                         wing tips since these are bone-heavy; but you can feed the necks and wing tips
                         individually as kitty “toothbrush” if your cat accepts chewing on raw meaty
                         bones)

8 stems   Fresh Raw Organic Wheat grass (one “stem” will have 2 to 3 blades of
                         grass; snip or finely chop the stem and blades; do not include roots. 
                         Wheatgrass is touted as a “superfood” – whether it is or not, one thing is sure –
                         it is a great source of chlorophyll – a detoxifier among other things)

1 cup   Spring water

2 Tbsp   Raw grated organic carrot (for fiber)

1 Jar (71g)   Gerber’s Organic Sweet Potatoes (for thiamine, starch and fiber)

1/8 tsp   Dulse (for iodine and trace minerals)

100 mg   Alpha Lipoic Acid (for liver support)

1 cap   Multi-glandular

2 caps   B-50 Vitamin B Complex (or 100mg Vit. B Complex)

400 IU   Vit. E

1000mg   Vit. C

2000 mg   Salmon or Fish Oil   (for the Omegas)

2000 mg   Taurine
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« Reply #101 on: December 19, 2007, 01:56:30 AM »

We want THIS for Christmas Dinner - but Meowmie says, "I don't know... I can't read the nutritional facts label."  Silly Meowmie... can't she see this is just soooo yummy?  Look!

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« Reply #102 on: December 27, 2007, 12:57:25 AM »

Here is a fast and simple recipe for those who want to try something uncomplicated to test kitty with in the beginning or during the transition from commercial to home-prepared (raw or cooked).

Quick Poultry Feast

1 lb   Raw or cooked chicken or turkey thigh flesh only with the skin
             (ground or chunked)

1/2 tsp   Powdered or finely ground eggshell (or 850mg calcium supplement) NOT optional

1 Jar (71g)     Baby Food Stage 1 or 2 Vegetables WITHOUT onion (carrots, peas or
                   butternut squash)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Divide into meal portions, using freezer bags or ziplock bags or jars.  Freeze what will not be eaten immediately. 

As simple as it is, the ingredients in this recipe actually provides a carnivore all the key nutrients it needs.  The poultry thighs provide the complete amino acids spectrum, including taurine as well as vitmains including A, D and K and many of the B's.  The poultry skin provides the essential fatty acids.  The egg shells provide the calcium and trace minerals.  Theoretically, you can do without the vegetable baby food - but in my experience, it adds palatability to the food as well as providing needed fiber, starch and phytonutrients.

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« Reply #103 on: December 27, 2007, 03:10:17 AM »

Thanks so much, kaffe.   Kiss
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« Reply #104 on: December 27, 2007, 12:25:51 PM »

Quick, nutritious and painless to make....Bless you Kaffe
This is tonight's dinner for the kits......on my way to the market now
 Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss........... Kiss
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