Chicken liver we buy in the supermarket. We place the liver, heart & gizzards in a small Ziplock bag as single meals and freeze them for a few days. Then, we place about five of seven baggies in the refrigerator. Before feeding time, we fill a bowl with hot water from the tap and submerse a baggy to warm everything up."Every cat is a law unto itself" seems to be very true! When you say that you feed Belle raw liver,do you mean raw liver you would buy at the supermarket? Like cow liver? And you give her raw chicken hearts?that's something I could do.
These are all excellent "mouth watering" ingredients for a kitty meal.I see,chicken liver and hearts.that sounds like a mouth watering meal for a kitty!I guess it's a small amount of the liver and hearts and gizzard?
Feeding PMR (prey model raw) seem a little complicated at first. What's with all these percentages? LOLThank you for the very good information Bill,I appreciate it. Seems like raw feeding is pretty complicated! I think I could occasionally give him some chicken liver and heart, but probably not as a big part of his diet
Can you tell us approximately how much he weighs? Feeding a cat is based on weight, energy levels and body index. It is 10 to 30 calories per lb depending on your cat's metabolism and energy levels.Hello everyone, having a little bit of a hard time figuring out the correct amount of wet food to feed my cat. I'm reading that 5-6 oz a day is sufficient for a 2 year old male cat.i have been feeding him both dry and wet,but in the last few days he developed constipation so I switched him over to only wet food.Yesterday I feed him a good amount of wet food to try and help loosen his bowels up.It worked and I think his drinking water helped. So now I'm not sure exactly how much to feed him.this morning he woke up feeling really good with a very large amount of energy. Lots of running and playing and being rambunctious, which I'm always happy to see. He had been very lethargic. Anyway, I don't want to make this too long.thank you very much.
Or just very less dry food most likely. The pouches and cans should have a rough calorie count on them, then just see how many calories you need to "make up for" in dry food, and give him that in an enriching way. It's very normal for cats to sleep after eating. Some cats like to sleep and others like to play at that time.He went to an emergency vet visit four days ago and vet was supposed to give me his weight but didn't. This was his first vet visit. Im in process of finding a primary vet this week. I would guess he weighs approximately 10-12 pounds. He's definitely put on weight since I've had him which is about 6 weeks. I am feeding him good quality cat food.I try to feed him a can of ziwi 3 times a week and other days he's getting wellness or I and Love and you "oh my cod". So for example, when I was feeding him his dry food,he would get about 3/4 cup of dry food a day and 3 oz of ziwi.Now I'm giving him no more dry food,I guess.i notice after he eats wet food he tends to want to go to sleep pretty fast,and can sleep for a long time if I don't wake him up.im truly have a difficult time figuring out a diet for him.thank you!
What I would do--and actually do "do," as I'm not feeding commercial foods myself--is to make your best estimate as to your cat's daily need and then monitor the "condition" using charts and things like "knuckle test" comparisons when palpating the cat's ribs.Hi Bill I don't have a scale right,I should.
This is how I look at it, too. Since we feed foods with varying calorie densities, I also observe how the cats eat: sometimes they finish their food, sometimes they don't so sometimes I need to adjust what I feed and how much I feed. I do know the rough calories of everything I feed (including homemade) but take those numbers as rough estimates.What I would do--and actually do "do," as I'm not feeding commercial foods myself--is to make your best estimate as to your cat's daily need and then monitor the "condition" using charts and things like "knuckle test" comparisons when palpating the cat's ribs.
If the cat's condition starts to creep up above what you consider ideal then mildly trim back, or vice versa if weight starts to drop.
Really the best way to regulate feedings IMO, as a cat's activity and energy needs can change depending on a lot of factors (including weather), so feeding a "fixed" number of calories only works to a certain degree in any case.
Observing finishing (or not finishing) meals is an excellent point--and one I might have thought of if I had a cat who didn't always devour every morsel. LOLThis is how I look at it, too. Since we feed foods with varying calorie densities, I also observe how the cats eat: sometimes they finish their food, sometimes they don't so sometimes I need to adjust what I feed and how much I feed. I do know the rough calories of everything I feed (including homemade) but take those numbers as rough estimates.