Keeping Cats Well-Fed

Your kitty is what s/he eats. What Hippocrates said - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - is just as true for cats as it was/is for humans. A properly-fed cat is also a healthy happy cat who should be able to stay out of the vet's office other than for wellness checks.

As we have told (reluctant to feed raw) folks on my forum for years - spend money now on real food i.e. highest quality meat, or spend it later on vet visits especially if feeding poor quality commercial food.

All of a cat's needs should come from an almost 100% meat (including bones and organs in prey ratios) diet with no supplements. With the exception of accounting for the freeze-rethaw nutrient loss, any supplementation is purely for insurance as we have no knowledge of your particular meat sources or choices. If you can get freshly butchered/caught grass-fed meat, you do not need to add any minerals, vitamins, etc.

Buon Appetito!

I'll have details here in a week or so.  Thanks for your patience.

Coming soon...

Why a raw diet, and how to prepare it..

How to feed kitty right. Watch for additional articles on fiber, calcium:phosphorous, pre-made raw diets, etc.

Usually we recommend cats eat smaller prey with lighter bones, but Lee's Jespah has other ideas

Although this is a pro-rawfeeding site (and a lot more), we recognize that there are lots of reasons why it is not feasible for everyone to feed a raw diet. To that end, there are 3 articles in this category - one on a cooked diet for those not quite ready to make the plunge into a raw diet yet, one on how to go about choosing one of the better canned commercial cat foods, and another on the pitfalls of kibble.

All the extras such as preparing eggshell powder, meat broth/stock, and meat treats at home.