Raw Meat Diet - Food Requirements & Sources - Oz Catz for Ocicats

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Raw Meat Diet - Food Requirements & Sources

Cat Info
Proteins -

  • Beef -
    • Rump, round, stir fry strips, etc.
    • Use lean human quality beef

  • Chicken -
    • Breasts;  Thighs;  Whole chickens
    • Never feed cooked chicken bones

  • Rabbit -
    • Fresh rabbit
    • May contain parasites, therefore freeze for at least 72 hours before using

  • Turkey -
    • Turkey breasts and thighs
    • Chop meat or use a heavy-duty meat grinder or find a friendly butcher
    • Never feed turkey  raw
    • Never feed cooked turkey bones

  • Organ Means (Offal)  -
    • Lamb hearts;  Chicken hearts;  Chicken giblets
    • Chicken livers (small portion once a week only
    • Provide high levels of minerals and vitamins

  • Venison -
    • Use deer meat and organs
    • DO NOT use brains or spinal cords.
    • Freeze at least 72 hours before using.

  • Lamb and Pork -
    • Usually has a high level of fat and is therefore not recommended except in small amounts for variety from time to time

      • Other Protein Sources -
        • Kangaroo;  Goat; Game birds, etc. ….. for variety
        • Cheese & Yoghurt
        • Fresh Eggs -
          • Raw eggs are preferred, but if cooked, keep yolks intact and uncooked.
          • Free range are preferable
          • A good source of Omega-3
          • Provide beneficial fatty acids and protein


      Fatty Acids—Omega 3 -

      • Salmon -
        • Needs to be cooked as some salmon carries a parasite and bacteria
        • Bones in canned salmon may be included
        • Bones in salmon you have cooked should NOT be included.

      • Fish -
        • Avoid deep sea and large fish as they may contain heavy mercury contamination
        • Provide fatty acids and Vitamin D

      • Sardines & Pilchards -


      Calcium -
      • Cheese
      • Yoghurt
      • Sardine & Salmon bones
      • Chicken necks
      • Chicken drumsticks
      • Chicken, wings
      • Minced chicken carcass

      It is recommended that every meal should contain some type of calcium in the form of raw bones, cheese or yoghurt.

      However if these types of natural calcium are NOT provided you should consider adding a calcium supplement.  You may choose to use Bone Meal (NOT bone meal used in garden!), or  Sandoz Calcium Liquid.


      Additional Vitamins & Minerals -

      • Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Recipe on following web-page.

      At Oz Catz, we include additional vitamins and minerals for top health, especially in pregnant queens and growing kittens.

      Preparation of the mix is easy once you get the hang of it. However, you may prefer to source a complete vitamin and mineral mix or capsule for inclusion in your cat’s food.

      Alternatively, mix half your usual raw meat diet with half a can of good quality tinned cat food each meal.

      Contact Nola at Oz Catz
      Phone: 03 5997 6414  ..   Mobile: 0418 549 987  ..  Email: ozocicats@bigpond.com

      Contact Nola at Oz Catz
      Phone: 03 5997 6414  ..   Mobile: 0418 549 987
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