Homemade and Raw Cat Food (cont.)

Cooked Diet: A Recipe for Healthy Cats

The following recipe, from the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center, is for a day's feeding of an average 12-pound adult cat with no medical problems. It is endorsed by Remillard.

Use a dietary gram scale to weigh out foods until you get accustomed to the correct measurements, and make sure all ingredients are well blended before serving. The food must be kept refrigerated or frozen between meals, and for palatability's sake, warmed before being given to your cat.

Mix together:

  • Protein: cooked dark meat chicken, beef, pork, lamb, salmon, or tuna (83 grams or 3 wt-ounces)
  • Carbohydrate: cooked white rice, oatmeal, barley, corn, peas, or pasta (50 grams or 1/3 cup)
  • Fiber: cooked sweet potato, without skin (30 grams or 1/5 cup)
  • Fat (optional): vegetable, safflower, olive oil or fish oil (¼ teaspoon)
  • Balance IT Feline: 2.7 grams or ½ red scoop (in the container). This is a commercial blend of vitamins and minerals that can be ordered by going to http://www.balanceit.com

    or calling 1-888-346-6362 (PST).

SOURCES:

Lynette Ackman, Chicago cat owner.

“Your Cat's Nutritional Needs,” based on Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats, National Academy of Sciences, 2006.

Rebecca L. Remillard, PhD, DVM, DACVN.

American Animal Hospital Association.

Lisa A. Pierson, DVM; Lomita, Calif.

www.catinfo.org

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

MSCPA-Angell Animal Medical Center.