Well mommy had sum big plans ‘bout makin’ sum big changes in da way weez eat wound here. She sez they awe still gunna happen, she’s just gotta find a diffewent way to go ‘bout it. See, sissy’s not da only picky eater wound here. Mommy sez it’s one of da worst twaits we picked up fwum her and isn’t good cuz ifin we was to get sick and need to change our noms it wuld be much easier ifin we liked a variety of fings. Sissy wasn’t picky at all afur hers got da CKD. She wuld eat anyfin’ mommy put in fwunt of her. But since she got sick dat’s just not da case anymore. She may like sumfin’ one meal and won’t touch it da next. And me…well meez always been dat way.
Anyways, mommy ‘cided a while back dat she was gunna at least supplement our meals wiff a raw food. She used to feed a raw diet years ago but stopped when one of sis Lexi’s bwofurs needed a special diet. At da time she didn’t know da fings she knows now and quickly put hims on da purrscwiption diet da VET wecommended. Hims had to go to heaven pawrtly cuz hims got to da point where hims wuldn’t eat da purrscwiption noms and da VET sed dat’s all hims kuld have. Mommy wuldn’t be so quick to jump on da purrscwiption diets anymore. Case in point, when sis Lexi was diagnosed wiff CKD and da VET sed she needed to be eatin’ purrscwiption noms, mommy sed let me do sum wesearch furst.
So mommy dug in and read anyfin’ and everyfin’ she kuld find ‘bout CKD cats and da bestest food fur them. She was shocked to find da only weal study confurmin’ these purrscwiption noms was dun years ago by Hill’s Pet. And every udder purrscwiption food purrvider just jumped on da Hill’s band wagon. Da one fing cats need to not only survive but thrive, purrotein, is cut way back in these diets. So dat an older cat who is alweady facin’ muscle wastin’ and poor appetites is now getting a very small amount of purrotein. Fankfully there was quite a few studies dun since then on a much smaller level by VETs and Animal Nutritionists dat cited smaller amounts of purrotein fur da carnivorous cat wiff CKD dusn’t weally do anyfin’ to keep da disease fwum purrgwessin’. Stead these studies show dat da carnivorous feline actually needs high quality purrotein and less phosphorous. And dat a balanced raw diet kuld be very beneficial. So mommy set ‘bout to make dat happen.
Mommy stawrted chattin’ it up wiff da Raw Paws Pet Food peeps and it was decided dat we wuld twy out sum of their raw purroteins and write up a weview. So mommy ordered us sum chicken, duck, beef and quail. Yep weez like a variety of meats. These were al gwound wiff bone and organs alweady gwound into da meats. Raw Paws sells quite a few diffewent purroteins fur da kitty and da doggy. And they come in a variety of sizes. We got 5 pound chubs of da gwound meats and bone we chose ‘cept fur da quail which came in a 2 pound container. They awwived mostly furozen in a small disposable ice chest wiff dwy ice. There was a small amount of thawin’ and sum blood, so ifin yous have an issue wiff bloods, you might want sumpawdy else to unpack it fur ya’. Course yous gunna have to deal wiff it later when yous go ’bout thawin’ it fur yous furry to eat. Mommy put on hers gloves and pulled da chubs out and washed them off and stuck them in da fureezer fur later.
Da day finally came when mommy ‘cided it was time to stawrt our twansition. A while back our furiend Christy Paws had hers mommy send us sum of da supplements wequired fur feedin’ da raw foods cuz dat’s all they eat. So mommy thawed da meat and bones and added our supplements and offered Lexi and me a little taste afur puttin’ in our plates. We boff weadily ate da little bite sample so mommy ‘citedly went ‘bout makin’ our dinner plates. Sis Lexi went to town and even asked fur seconds. She sure did seem to luv dat quail. She ate 2 whole plate fulls in less than 30 minutes. Me kittens, mommy and me was weally happy. So dat’s 4 paws up fwum sis Lexi. But then it was meez turn. (scwoll over sissys fotos to read da captions)
Me looked at da plate mommy had put in fwunt of me, and looked up at her standin’ there wiff da camewa hopin’ to get a foto of me scawfin’ down dat quail just like sissy did. Me didn’t have to get too close as da smell was purretty stwong even fawther away. Well, stead of puttin’ meez head down and munchin’ away, me walked over to mommy and rubbed hers leg and meowed fur her to feed me sumfin’ else. Mommy petted me a little and told me it was yummy and da same fing me had just eaten fwum hers hand. All me kuld fink was dat da bite fwum da hand was a tweat not a meal. And now dat it was meal time me wanted meez weal noms. MOL Me still hasn’t eaten it outta meez plate, only fwum mommys hand. So me gives it 1 paw up. Meez just not so sure ‘but this plateful of raw meat. Me didn’t even want it after mommy cooked it a bit. So, back to da drawin’ board on ways to get me to eat raw food.
Raw Paws Pet Food web site is purretty easy to navigate and da customer service peeps awe very nice and fairly helpful. They sell foods called completes dat awe posed to be nutritionally complete. However, where da supplements they use come fwum is not stated and is of a little concern. When feeding raw yous need to be certain dat it twuly meets yous cats nutwitional needs.. Even unnew da cat da purroteins da statement is dat they awe nutwitionally complete based on what a dog wequires in a 80/10/10 ratio. They have made sum changes to their website since we placed our order, but it’s still purretty easy to get wound. They offer furee shippiing on your furst order over $99.00 and a furee raw feeding consultation. Ifin yous be a busy workin’ purrson lookin’ to implement a raw diet, Raw Paws might just be what yous lookin’ fur. It’s convenient and shipped wight to yous door. They also have tweats and offur an auto delivery purrogwam. Just member to make sure yous awe givin’ a nutwitionally complete meal to yous kitty. Dat may include addin’ sum supplements like mommy did.
Till da next time……………….Be Blest!!!