Quail is a great addition to a food rotation. I am a strong supporter of having a variety of proteins in cats' diets. I feed our three cats chicken, turkey, duck, quail, pork, and rabbit. (Beef too, currently, but one of them is intolerant so I'll be phasing that out.)
I researched and found several recipes that I based my own recipe on.
The recipe from Raw Feeding for IBD Cats is a good one (not just for cats with IBD): Balanced Raw Food Recipe with Nutritional Analysis
use with boneless meat
contains Omega-3 source (green-lipped mussel)
contains digestive enzymes
more supplement pre-mix needed per pound of meat
more expensive than Alnutrin
use with meat + organ OR meat + bone + organ (purchase the appropriate formula)
does not contain...
Our kitten, Koda, recently had us worried sick because he was vomiting. We determined that he has a raw beef intolerance. He throws up immediately if there is even a tiny bit of raw beef mixed into his food. So perhaps you can try different proteins? Indy stores often carry samples of...
There's a HT coupon this weekend! (I don't think there's been one in a while now.)
"Coupon code July 2nd- 4th only. $10.00 off $200 order July4save10"
I just received my order this past week, so unfortunately I won't be able to take advantage of this. Hope this helps someone else here :)
I believe that the more variety you can offer, the better. Home-prepared or commercial cat food – rotate those proteins! – CatCentric
I feed chicken, turkey, duck, quail, and rabbit. Mouse and cavy were not big hits in our household (mixing with other proteins and/or freeze-dried treat...
There are definitely different schools of thought when it comes to supplementing whole-animal grinds. Some consider them to be basically equivalent to feeding whole prey, which is often touted as being the "perfect food." I prefer to err on the side of caution and supplement.
It's fine to...
@maureen brad I actually think it's great that you feed Rad Cat in rotation with the HT homemade raw! It would be pretty expensive to feed Rad Cat 100% of the time. And there aren't as many protein varieties as I would like. I've also heard that Answers is really good, if your son's store...
Shipping from RFM is more expensive than from HT to Maryland, where I'm located... So I'll probably continue ordering from both. I need HT's whole-carcass rabbit and quail! I'm so lucky to have a chest freezer.
You can try mixing it with another grind without fur.
We ordered the ground mouse in our first order as well, but did not re-order. Our three little buggers aren't fans of it, even though they like whole-prey pinky mice just fine.
It is possible, but I wouldn't know. I was under the impression that prices were fairly constant up until recently.
Either way, I find that HT's pricing is still competitive with other options (such as Raw Feeding Miami), especially for rabbit. It might just be that demand for some products...
I feed gizzards to my three little monsters as well. :) Salmonella is more a risk to humans than it is to cats. Cats can handle the bacterial content of raw meats just fine. So just make sure that you wash your hands and sanitize anything that may have come into contact with raw meat.