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    My cat has a habit of dragging in birds so she can watch them fly around through the house. And then watch mom and dad try to humanely allow for its escape. Nice.

    I think her food/toy of choice is lizard though.

    Good idea about keeping it mostly fowl and not so much beef or fish. I can see how that's more logical, evolutionarily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elainevdw View Post
    I'm trying to figure out an inexpensive way to do raw at home without the vet getting all up in my face about salmonella and toxoplasmosis. :/ She said that stuff doesn't bother the cats with their carnivorous immune systems, but she thinks it's irresponsible regarding the humans living with the cats.
    Don't tell her. Seriously.
    I feed my dogs and cat raw (+4 years)
    The "dangers" of salmonella from feeding your pets raw are the same as the "dangers" of salmonella while you are preparing your own food.
    Put their food on a plate or placemat. Wash your hands. After they eat, pick it up and wash it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winencandy View Post
    Don't tell her. Seriously.
    I would balk at not telling one's vet this information, especially if you are inexperienced at feeding raw. Having been on the other side (working in a vet clinic), it's really frustrating dealing with an animal's GI issues only to find out that the owner was doing raw wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliottsmith View Post
    The mouse was rescued from a disgruntled looking cat by my children and was promptly buried in a Lego coffin in the back garden, seriously.
    Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onalark View Post
    My cats refuse anything but dry food. I've tried all sorts of raw and cooked meats, even the obvious ones. They turn their noses up at it. ... I just...some days I don't know if I actually own cats or some mutant species of pig-eating feline.
    LOL! I had a challenging time introducing my younger cat to raw food. My older boy has always loved sneaking bits of meat and his health improved HUGELY after we switched him to an all-raw diet. The younger one needed more of a transition from his canned & dry food, but he's now been on raw for several years and his health is doing better too. We give them no-salt added chicken legs (Costco) with the occasional organ meat for the micronutrients. I love watching them chew on the bones and get all the good collagen, gristle, etc. off.

    The raw diet is much cheaper than the fancy canned all-meat stuff we were giving them and they're healthier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuperb View Post
    I would balk at not telling one's vet this information, especially if you are inexperienced at feeding raw. Having been on the other side (working in a vet clinic), it's really frustrating dealing with an animal's GI issues only to find out that the owner was doing raw wrong.
    I agree, if your pet is having GI issues, then by all means tell them what you feed.

    As far as inexperience goes, I was assuming (because the "average" MDA reader does their research) that raw feeding was / will be properly researched before starting. (I know I read everything I could for months before I started).

    I was referring to "the vet getting all up in my face". Raw feeding does NOT = salmonella and toxoplasmosis. How is a vet telling you what to feed your pet (whatever bagged/canned stuff they're selling) and scaring you with salmonella different from a CW Dr. telling you to eat "healthy whole grains and avoid sat fats or you'll have a heart attack"????
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliottsmith View Post
    ...one of our cats the boy one brought in a dead mouse and started flipping it around under the table. ...The mouse was rescued from a disgruntled looking cat by my children ...

    Last spring, i came down stairs in the morning before anybody else and found two rabbits, one dead the other almost dead. The cat had brought them both in through the Cat Flap I kid you not!!
    Although our two kittehs are mostly indoor, we'll occasionally find a 'gift' on the doorstep of a mouse or bird when the girl does go out for any length of time in the spring/summer. It means that they consider you as part of their 'pride' and are wanting to contribute to the feeding of the family! We always lavish praise and thanks on her for being such a good provider -- lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by winencandy View Post
    How is a vet telling you what to feed your pet (whatever bagged/canned stuff they're selling) and scaring you with salmonella different from a CW Dr. telling you to eat "healthy whole grains and avoid sat fats or you'll have a heart attack"????
    Seriously. My vet pushes Science Diet, which despite its marketing ploy is really not great. When my cat got a bladder infection at one point (probably from her 100% dry diet at the time; she doesn't drink much), the vet told me I should switch to Science Diet.

    Ingredients: Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Chicken Liver Flavor, ...

    Uhhh, no. Thanks. "Healthy whole grains" and processed food can flip right off, both for my cats and for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winencandy View Post
    I was referring to "the vet getting all up in my face". Raw feeding does NOT = salmonella and toxoplasmosis. How is a vet telling you what to feed your pet (whatever bagged/canned stuff they're selling) and scaring you with salmonella different from a CW Dr. telling you to eat "healthy whole grains and avoid sat fats or you'll have a heart attack"????
    Oh, I know. But there are vets out there that do support raw feeding (probably more than doctors who push whole grains), you just need to track them down. While I don't do raw, my vet(s) fully support the foods I feed (orijen) over what prescription stuff they carry (which is one of the better Rx foods out there, obviously not Science diet). And they have clients who do feed raw *shrugs*. Personally, I'd rather have a vet who is on board with my animal care.

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    Good idea about keeping it mostly fowl and not so much beef or fish. I can see how that's more logical, evolutionarily.
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