Providing quality cat food for your beloved furry friend is essential. My kitties love these recipes and eagerly devour their food at meal times. I hope your kitty does as well.
Please read the synopsis about Feline Nutrition. It is extremely important to know that Felines are obligate (strict) carnivores, which means that your cat designed to get its nutritional needs met by the consumption of a large amount of animal-based proteins (meat/organs) and derives much less nutritional support from plant-based proteins (grains/vegetables). It means that cats lack specific metabolic (enzymatic) pathways and cannot utilize plant proteins as efficiently as animal proteins. Think of a whole mouse as being the perfect well-balanced meal for your cat, meat, skin, hair, bones, gristle, guts (protein) and all including stomach contents which may contain a few grains of vegetation/grain (carbohydrate). Thus one must adhere to a 98% ratio of meat based protein to two percent vegetable/grain carbohydrates (even if they contain protein) to obtain optimal nutritional intake for your feline.
Also please read my article about Miracle Kittens about my lovely CH Wyndcreste Wedgewood Rose pictured above and remember if you ever have a very sick kitten or cat, which is refusing to eat, please try syringe feeding them with the meat concentrate recipe which can be found below and in the article. This essence of beef is truly life saving. Yes, pick up more than one 'London Broils' or other such lean meat as you will be supplementing your sick kitty for at least a couple weeks until they recover(!).
This liquid meat concentrate is seemingly miraculous in terms of it lifesaving nutritional properties. Keep this recipe handy in the unfortunate event your kitty is too sick to want to eat or drink. It is easy to make. Cut up into small one inch cubes of about one and one half pounds lean muscle meat (for example one half London Broil) and fill the cubes into a large Mason jar and loosely put on the lid (it is important to allow steam to escape). Put the jar into a pot filled with water and simmer for about four hours. Pour the liquid meat concentrate into a bowl (you can crush a tab of clavamox 250 mg and 1/4 tab of Ciproheptadine [stimulates the appetite] into the bowl of liquid if ok with your vet) and store in the refrigerator. Syringe feed your sick cat or kitten this liquid as much as they will take--force feed if the situation is dire (the situation is dire if the cat/kitten will not eat or drink on its own), every two to three hours, 24/7.
As the cat/kitten begins to recover and respond, you can mix the Cooked Chicken Recipe or baby food or pate style canned cat food in with the liquid meat supplement and syringe feed in more and more solid food until they can or rather want to eat on their own. Monitor the in/out take of the recovering kitten/cat closely for at least an additional two weeks after they start eating on their own. This way you know the moment they go off their food and syringe feed supplement as before. you can get large needleless syringes from your vet. This meat concentrate is incredibly superior when compared to the commercial milk replacement powders--please never buy the kitten milk replacers--you will most certainly lose the kitten if you do! The ingredients are horrifying and God only knows what they do to a poor sick kitten's digestive system!
Please use these recipes at your own risk and check with your veterinarian or feline
nutritionist prior to feeding this diet to your cats.
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