Transitioning your cat onto raw food needs to be carried out over at least 8 – 10 days. Cats have sensitive stomachs and any change in diet should be done gradually. They also need to get used to a different texture and smell. Cats smell their food before eating it.
Why are vets against raw diet for cats?
The American Veterinary Medical Association policy clearly claims: “The AVMA discourages the feeding to cats and dogs of any animal-source protein that has not first been subjected to a process to eliminate pathogens because of the risk of illness to cats and dogs as well as humans.”
Do cats on raw diets live longer?
Unfortunately there is no definitive answer to whether cats live longer on a raw food diet. However, although genetics and environment play a part, the biggest factor in whether a cat lives longer is their overall health. A high quality, balanced diet will go a long way to ensuring your cat is in tip-top health.
Do cats poop less on raw diet?
A healthy raw fed dog or cat, tends to produce significantly less poop that is also smaller than kibble fed, it’s firm, and significantly less stinky. Dogs and cats eating a high mineral raw food diet will produce poo that turns a much lighter colour within 24 hours and disintegrates very quickly.