Cats and ferrets are both true, obligate carnivores. Their ancestral diet is high in protein, fat, and moisture, and very low in carbohydrates - the opposite of dry pet food. For this reason, cats and ferrets can benefit greatly from raw diets. Learn more about transitioning them to Raw.
The Raw Feeding Community's official guide to bone and fat content in common raw meaty bones.
The study found that raw diets are highly digestible and promote a balanced growth of friendly bacteria in the gut.
So you want to feed a homemade raw diet to your dog, cat, or ferret, but you don't know where to begin. You've probably realized by now that there are many ways to feed raw. It all comes down to determining your pet's individual needs, as well as your own. Figuring all of this out may include some trial and error, which does require some time and patience while you learn and adapt to this new adventure of feeding a homemade raw diet.
As raw diets become more popular, more information becomes available about it - but unfortunately, not all of this information is correct. Misconceptions about raw diets are spread by online raw feeding forums/groups, pet food companies, and sometimes even veterinarians. And it isn't just the anti-raw crowd that contributes to these myths; in fact, a lot … Continue reading Common Misconceptions About Raw Diets: A Realistic View
The strictly "prey model" mindset is not only unnecessary, but also potentially damaging. An owner should not feel like they are breaking a "rule" if they choose to start supplementing the diet, or if they want to give some veggies now and then, or even if they choose to start feeding grains to a dog that can't keep on weight. Every dog is different, and despite what some may tell you, a strict prey model diet does not work for every single dog.