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From:Murfreesboro, Tn, USA
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 11-17-2003 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LottynTrike     Edit/Delete Message
Hello everyone

I have some friends who make their own cat food. I am not sure what goes in it, but i do know they use rice as their base. but since coming here i have read some posts that say the cats food should not be mainly rice becasue it is a filler. so i was wondering if anyone made their own cat or dog food. i figured that making my own cat food was put my mind at ease. i am always so worried that my cat is not getting the right food. and maybe it would be cheaper? dont know, but if anyone has any ideas than great!! thanks

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-17-2003 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
You may be interested in a book called "Home Prepared Dog and Cat Diets" by Stombeck. There are many meat based recipes and it tells you how to supplement them properly.

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From:Nova Scotia, Canada
Registered: May 2003

posted 11-18-2003 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cat     Edit/Delete Message

Definatly do more research on homemade cat food. I used to make it and it is cheaper in the long run. Is also a pain in the a#* to make. For carbs, ingredients include millet, rice, and oatmeal. My cats hated it but I thought it was good for them so I kept doing it for about a month. That was until my sister's cat who had been on the homemade diet developed kidney disease from eating too much protein. Who would have thought a cat could have too much protein. But as with humans on a high protein diet, the kidney works overtime to digest the extra protein.

Talk with your vet and get their opinion and if you do decide to go ahead with the diet read up on books that tell you how to make it. There are a ton of vitamens that go into it and they have to be added at certain temperatures otherwise they are not effective.

Good luck!

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