Cats are carnivores. Their digestive systems are uniquely adapted to consume a diet of only raw meat. 50% of commercial cat food is vegetable or grain based. A cat is not a small dog as the pet food industry suggests. Many cats take to a raw meat diet right away. The benefits are tremendous for your cat and you.
A Word From Our Sponsors
Marketing over the last 50 years has convinced cat lovers that it’s okay to feed cats an inappropriate diet. The reality is that it’s no different than raising a child on fast food – you can get by for a while, but in the end it will lead to doctor visits. It’s the same with your cat.
Aren’t There Parasites in Raw Meat?
Parasites, such as, roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms…are found in the digestive system of animals. Even commercial foods do not use the stomach or intestines of chickens. Toxoplasmosis, which can sometimes be found in meat, can be successfully killed if the meat is frozen for a minimum of three days as is Pooky’s HomeMade.
What about Salmonella or E. Coli?
Cats are intended to eat raw meat and can handle these bacterial loads. A cat’s stomach is extremely acidic and their intestinal tract is very short. Strong pancreatic enzymes help digest and break down food within 12 hours, which doesn’t give bacteria enough time to proliferate and make a cat sick. Keep in mind this applies to a healthy cat; resistance can be affected with illness.
Also keep in mind that dry foods are not refrigerated and they sit in warm warehouses that are often contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, storage mites/cockroaches and then sit on store shelves, in your cupboards for weeks or months before your cats consume them. Fats can easily become rancid, and bacteria will proliferate, in this type of environment.
The FDA posts on their website pet food recalls, which are about one every two weeks.
Strengthening Your Pet’s GI Tract
The objective of Pooky’s HomeMade is to keep your cat’s gastro-intestinal tract and organs healthy. An appropriate diet can help eliminate allergies, obesity, diabetes, kidney and urinary issues. Pooky’s HomeMade is a contrast to processed commercial cat food that is chemically enhanced, inorganic, and grain-based.
Why Raw Instead of Cooked?
Cooking will degrade the nutrients in meat, causing losses of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Cooking bone not only reduces the nutrients available but also makes the bone brittle and dangerous to ingest. Canned cat food manufacturers add these vitamins and minerals back in after the product is cooked to make up for this loss. This supplementation is not exact, and there are nutrient losses which aren’t recognized or replaced.
Knowing What’s In The Food
Switching to Pooky’s HomeMade allows you to know what you are feeding your cat. You will feel much more comfortable knowing that the ingredients are pronounceable and free of chemicals, hormones and antibiotics. If you are still unsure, please look at your current commercial cat food label.
IT’S A RAW DEAL! Feeding the food raw is the best way to be sure your cat is getting the most from its food.