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Author Topic: Real Food - Your Best Defense  (Read 5513 times)
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5CatMom
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« on: September 08, 2007, 04:44:03 AM »

Share your knowledge about real food (either cooked or raw) here. 

Enjoy and discuss, share your tips and sources, HELP OTHERS.  But please, refrain from starting a food fight.

LOL.  We CAN do this.

5CatMom     

Disclaimer:

The comments in this thread are the opinion of the writer.  We are not lawyers, vets, or nutritionists.  We are laymen pet owners.

Please check with your vet before making diet changes, and always know your pet's health status.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 04:21:34 PM by 5CatMom » Logged
5CatMom
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 04:45:28 AM »

Some good comments are posted on Itchmo about real food. 

5CatMom
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5CatMom
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 02:41:43 PM »

Anne has updated the information on her Cat Nutrition website to include a partial nutritional analysis of her popular recipe.

The analysis was provided by a visitor to her site.

http://www.catnutrition.org/nutrients.php

Thanks ladies.

5CatMom


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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 03:32:57 PM »

Thanks for the update.  I use a modified version of the recipe given on that site and my cat has been doing very well with it. 
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5CatMom
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 04:06:16 PM »

Eartha,

Welcome to the thread. 

Thanks for letting us know that.  Glad your kitty is doing well.

If you'd like to share your modified recipe, or just describe the modifications, please post here.

All all such info here is from pet owners, not vets, or nutritionists.

5CatMom
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5CatMom
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 04:41:18 PM »

Some good links:

Dr. Lisa Pierson on making cat food:
http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

Anne's Recipes: 
http://www.catnutrition.org/recipes.php

Menu Foods (Humor):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KRwv8TkRTg

5CatMom
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anna_2007
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 11:52:20 AM »

I posted some info about my success with home cooking here in your other thread:

http://itchmoforums.com/help-with-my-sick-pet/very-sick-cat-t656.0.html;msg25732#msg25732

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5CatMom
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007, 08:16:12 PM »

Hi Anna,

I saw that earlier today.  Thanks for bringing it here.

5CatMom 
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5CatMom
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007, 05:51:13 AM »

There are local pet food groups in some communities which get together once a week and make up batches of food (both raw and cooked) and treats. One person brings the chicken, one person - liver, another - hearts and gizzards, etc.

The “pet foodies” make up enough for themselves, and some “extra” to share with other pet owners who would like to use REAL FOOD, but who aren’t able to do so (for lots of good reasons). One of my friends drops off “samples” at her vets office. LOL. Just to get him accustomed to the idea: “we CAN do this.”

There are also “food clubs” (one’s in Tennessee) where pet owners get together and place bulk orders with online pet meat companies. Some online companies may accept one order from the group, but will ship to individual members.

Other ideas:

If you know a retired person who likes to cook, you could supply the ingredients (or provide the cash), and get the food made for you.

Also, for those of you who ARE retired, there’re income opportunites here. Print out some fliers. Place them around town, and with your local vets. A friend of mine does this and she’s been swamped with requests.

Getting off the commerial stuff really IS a good idea, and I don’t believe we’ve seen the end of the recalls. To me, this feels like “Pet Food Recall, Phase 2.

There are LOTS of ways to get the cannon up the hill.

5CatMom
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kaffe
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007, 11:17:14 PM »

Here's a great article on enzymes in raw food.  Although primarily geared towards human health, we can easily make the correlation to our pets' health.

http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=848
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2007, 11:25:53 PM »

Here's a great article on enzymes in raw food.  Although primarily geared towards human health, we can easily make the correlation to our pets' health.

http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=848

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5CatMom
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2007, 04:59:18 AM »

Has anyone tried the BalanceIt supplements?

https://secure.balanceit.com/_clients2/index.php?dl=1

5CatMom
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kaffe
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2007, 11:28:02 AM »

There are local pet food groups in some communities which get together once a week and make up batches of food (both raw and cooked) and treats. One person brings the chicken, one person - liver, another - hearts and gizzards, etc.

The “pet foodies” make up enough for themselves, and some “extra” to share with other pet owners who would like to use REAL FOOD, but who aren’t able to do so (for lots of good reasons). 

Gee, 5Cat... I would love to start somethig like this in my neck of the woods... but I am surrounded by vegetarians who feed their pets kibble!!!

Have you found such a group in your community?
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