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So What IS on the menu?

As a follow up to the previous post regarding what shouldn’t be on your cat’s menu, I thought it would be helpful to give you an idea of what IS on the menu at our home.

Mealtime is a bit involved but I really don’t mind because I know how much a difference it makes.  I’ve got two kitties who can only eat low protein diets due to previous kidney issues, and three who can eat raw food, a higher protein content.  Hershey and Lili get premium canned food that is below 10% protein content.  (you have to read the label)  Anything higher than that is too hard on their kidneys and can send their creatinine levels through the roof.  This is NOT good and will cost you a small fortune at the vet’s office or even worse.

Rocket and Gunner get about a 70/30 ratio of raw/premium canned food because that’s what they enjoy, and Aylen usually gets 100% raw.  Being the newest addition to the family  at 11 weeks old it was easy to transition her to a raw diet as a baby.  She didn’t even look back at the kibble she was fed prior.  In fact, she was very bossy and would wail incessantly while I prepared her food as if she somehow expected to starve between meals!  (Now she only wails when her toy balls roll under the closet door and she can’t reach them).  I currently buy a raw blend of meat, bone and organs from a store called Bones 2 Go.  It’s considered a supplemental diet, so I add in an omega 3 oil like Salmon, Sardine or Anchovy, an herbal multi-vitamin and a blend of probiotics and digestive enzymes.  Their favorite flavors are turkey, duck, and rabbit.

I usually also sprinkle some crumbled freeze-dried Stella and Chewies nuggets on top of their food which everyone LOVES!  Surprisingly, Hershey and Lili can eat the freeze-dried, too; I simply energy tested them to make sure it was safe.

Muscle testing or energy testing your cat’s food and supplements is a must.  Some cats have allergies to or prefer certain proteins over others; supplement choices and amounts vary for each animal, too.  For example, Hershey takes a supplement once a day to support his pancreas since he has a history of pancreatitis; they only take the herbal vitamin once a day; the digestive enzyme/probiotic blend is given each meal and this is especially important in Hershey’s case since the digestive enzymes help break down his food which helps prevent the pancreatitis flare-ups.  Hershey and Lili also get 2 drop each meal of a homeopathic product called Renapath by Energetix to support their kidneys.

Daily supplements include an herbal multi-vitamin and a probiotic/digestive enzyme blend

PancreaForce, Renapath, and Ubiquinol, part of the daily supplements

PancreaForce, Renapath, and Ubiquinol, part of the daily supplements

My cats are thriving on these customized diets, and we can tell difference in their coats, eyes, teeth, weight and overall appearance.  They are so healthy!  So……..does your cat look trim and healthy?  Are they experiencing any kind of health issues?  I know it sounds cliche, but you really are what you eat, and that goes the same for your cat!

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