cat has been probably been eating processed cooked food all its
life. Many pet owners are choosing raw diets for their cats and find that they solve many digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrehea.
Just as with older people, older cats are resistant to changes,
especially changes of diet. The older the cat, the less receptive he
will be to a new diet. A kitten will take to eating raw food
immediately with no problems.
As a result of eating a diet of cooked foods, many natural digestive enzymes are
not present or are greatly diminished in the cat's digestive system.
The absence of these enzymes may prevent the cat from properly
digesting raw food.
To help your cats digestive process adjust quickly to a raw diet we suggest:
by mixing 25% Wild Kitty Cat Food with your cat's regular cooked
food. Cats will quickly come to appreciate the quality of the new
food. Slowly increase the quantity of Wild Kitty over a 2- 4 week
period. After 3 or 4 weeks your cat will be accustomed to his new diet.
1. One week prior to starting the raw diet give your cat a spoonful of
plain yogurt everyday, or sprinkle some acidopholis or probotic
formula (available at any health food store and online from www.VitalityScience.com) on your cats processed food.
In the morning of the first day remove all dry and wet cat foods
from the feeding area. You want the cat to be hungry at his next meal.
At meal time bring the cat food you made with the Wild
Kitty Cat Food Raw or Cooked Cat Food Kit
to room temperature and set out for your cat in the usual dinner
spot. Your cat will quickly come to associate the pleasant smell of
fresh raw meat with dinner, but may need a little help from you. Food prepared with Wild
Kitty Cat Food Raw or Cooked Kits does not smell like regular canned cat food, which has a powerful
odor. Dab a little on your finger and offer it to your cat. If your
cat does not eat after 30 minutes, remove the food and refrigerate
leftovers. Repeat step 3 at the next regular feeding time.
Regardless of whether the diet is raw or cooked, cats in multi-cat households and those who go outdoors are prone to wolfing down their food and vomiting. Put out less food at one sitting.