Homemade and Raw Cat Food (cont.)
A Cooked Diet: The Risks and Rewards
Little scientific evidence exists either for or against a cooked diet for cats.
Some, like Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, warn against making raw or cooked cat food at home because of the importance of getting the right quantity and proportions of nutrients.
Remillard says she has talked to many cat owners eager to switch to homemade cat food in the wake of melamine poisoning in commercial cat foods. And although she doesn't push homemade cat food diets, she says they can work -- as long as cat owners consult a veterinarian-nutritionist to formulate one.
Raw Meat Diet: A Recipe for Healthy Cats
The following recipe was developed by Pierson. It yields enough food for 10-14 days for the average cat. For more guidelines in making this food, go to www.catinfo.org.