Because of the massive pet food recall in 2007, More and more cat owners are switching to raw meat diets for their cats. However, most of us do not have the nutritional knowledge to be able to provide ALL the nutrients cats need to thrive. These supplements make the job easier, while ensuring that your cat gets all the nutrients he needs.
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The dietary formulation for Instincts TCTM
closely resembles that which cats would eat in the wild, and requires only the addition of raw meat, raw liver, and water. The result is a complete and balanced food for cats of all ages. No other supplements should be given along with the diet, as they are unnecessary, and in some cases, may even be harmful. Instincts TCTM
may be prepared in bulk and frozen in individual meal packets.
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Alnutrin Supplements are powdered mixtures of vitamins and minerals to ensure your homemade cat food includes all the necessary nutrients for cats. The raw materials are manufactured USA, Europe or Japan, and are made with human food grade raw materials. They were developed by a chemist with years of experience feeding her own cats home-prepared raw and cooked meals. You'll find more information here
about these supplements.
Sojourner Farms European-Style Cat Mix is a dry supplement, which is added to raw meat and water. The manufacturer also suggests the addition of raw or steamed vegetables and fruits, such as potatoes, broccoli, carrots, apples and bananas. Overnight soaking of the supplement is recommended, as is a gradual introduction of the new diet.
Call of the Wild can be used to top-dress commercial cat food, or better yet, sprinkled on top of raw chicken, turkey, rabbit, or other natural prey of cats. It contains, in part, Poultry, Poultry Liver, Dried Whey, Calcite, Ground Bone, Calcium Carbonate, Barley Grass Powder, Wheat Grass Powder, Ground Sesame Seeds, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Dried Seaweed Meal - those additives you might find time-consuming to source on your own.
Missing Link was also designed to supplement commercially prepared canned and dry cat foods. However, it is a good source for those additional nutrients your cat needs in a raw food
diet. Ingredients include Flaxseed, rice bran, primary dried yeast, blackstrap molasses, freeze dried beef liver, sunflower seed, dehydrated alfalfa, dried carrot, shark cartilage powder, freeze dried fish protein powder, freeze dried oyster powder, barley grass leaf powder, dried kelp, and other vitamins, minerals, and pribiotics.