Bobbee (a four-year-old Pixiebob) had a complete urinary tract blockage last December, naturally, over the Christmas holidays. He was in intensive care for 5 days. Between the emergency visit and our own Vet, the bill was close to $2,000. And the recovery for him (and us) was very stressful.
A complete blockage is very serious and life-threatening if you don’t get help immediately. My husband and I decided we were not putting him or us through this again — this meant a change of diet for all three cats (as they are all males and eventually could develop the same problem Bobbee had).
First thing we did was remove all dry cat food and then we started to wean all of them off Fancy Feast (absolutely no nutrients in this stuff at all) by mixing Wild Kitty raw food with it until they were completely on raw food. I can’t tell you how much they love this stuff. Plates are licked clean. It took about 3 weeks to transition them completely to the raw food. My cats were always finicky about the food they ate and I had my doubts if they would accept raw food. Not now!
I was so happy when Wild Kitty Cat Food started making the homemade Cat Food Kits. All I had to do was grind up the meat and add to the mix. With three cats on raw food, it saves me money by mixing it myself. I purchase raw chicken and turkey thighs at the local butcher shop, grind it up and add to the mix.
I can’t believe how shiny and healthy their coats are (see Raggs and me below). They truly are more alert and definitely more healthy. Our pets’ health is in our complete care and raw food is what cats really need. This is the way to go for us. Easy to order, easy to mix up, and they love it. It’s a win-win situation!
Anyway, that’s my story and I am sticking to it. Happy cats in Northern Michigan ... Gale