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7 Raw Cat Food Recipes – Delicious and Nutritious

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I spent the past couple of months transitioning my cat to raw food diet. I researched and have made these recipes for my cat which he loves.

A lot of commercial cat food has unnecessary ingredients and and are unable to provide proper nutrition and nutrients to cats.

Raw cat food can be cheaper than a lot of commercial cat food and can provide a balanced, nutritional and filler free food for your cats.

Always check with your vet before adding new foods to your cat’s diet.

Keep reading to find 7 raw cat food recipe that your cat will love and can be easily made at home.

#1 – Turkey Time

Raw turkey cat food ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground raw Turkey
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 ground eggshell
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1000mg Omega 3 Fatty Acid, Krill oil 
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed ground
  • 2 scoops of cat multivitamins and mineral supplement – Recommended: Ultimate Feline
  • 1000mg of Taurine powder

Preparation Instructions

  1. Sauté ground turkey and egg in oil until thoroughly cooked. (sunflower oil is best).
  2. Grind Tums egg shell, then mix together with multi vitamins and minerals, Krill or Fish Oil, taurine supplement and ground flax together. 
  3. Add to the cooled mixture. 
  4. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound cat per day.

#2 – Chicken Licken

Ingredients

  • 7.9 pounds of raw Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 400 grams chicken liver
  • 60 grams bone meal powder
  • 5 raw eggs
  • 200 grams sardines

Preparation Instructions

  • Chop the chicken fillets into small pieces.
  • Add sardines.
  • Add 3 raw egg yolks and mix well.
  • Blend 2 raw egg yolks and chicken liver together – 2 short bursts.
  • Add into the bowl with the rest of the meat.
  • 60 grams of bone meal powder. Note: Be very accurate with this ingredient.
  • Put them in containers and freeze.

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound cat per day.

#3 – Baary Yummy

Ingredients

  • Raw Chicken necks
  • 500 grams chicken giblets
  • Chicken liver
  • Raw Diced lamb
  • Beef heart powder
  • Wild fish oil

Preparation Instructions

  1. Cut giblets into small pieces
  2. Cut chicken liver in small pieces
  3. Cut chicken necks in small pieces and grind them in the grinder
  4. Add 1 capsule wild fish oil
  5. Add beef heart powder
  6. Mix all together

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound cat per day.

#4 – Simply Chickenlicious

Ingredients

  • 2365g (83.5oz) fresh Raw Chicken Thighs
  • 400g (14oz) Chicken Hearts
  • 85g (3oz) Chicken Liver
  • 40g (1.4oz) Supplements (Alnutrin with EggShell Calcium)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Cut 2365 grams chicken thighs in small pieces
  2. Add 400 grams chicken heart to the cut chicken thighs. No need to cut chicken hearts into smaller pieces
  3. Add 85 grams chicken liver to a food processor or blender.
  4. Add 40 grams supplements to the food processor or blender with the liver
  5. Add a little water to the blender and blend liver, supplement and water together
  6. Add mixture to the meat and heart mixture
  7. Mix well with a spoon
  8. Prepare individual portions
  9. Freeze portions in the freezer

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound cat per day.

#5 – Duck Delight

Ingredients

  • 4.5 pounds (about 2 kg) whole duck. 
  • 7 ounces (200 grams) raw chicken liver
  • 14 ounces (400 grams) raw chicken heart. If you can’t source chicken heart, then substitute with 4000 mg Taurine. If you do omit raw heart, remember to make up the missing 14 ounces of heart with additional chicken thigh meat.
  • 8 ounces (0.24 liter) water. Use bottled spring water, not tap water which can have too many chemicals.
  • 4 raw egg yolks
  • 2000 mg Taurine. This is in addition to the taurine you may have added if you didn’t use hearts. Taurine is water soluble so you don’t have to worry about your cat getting too much.
  • 4000 mg wild salmon or wild caught small fish oil
  • 200 mg Vitamin B Complex
  • 200 IU Vitamin E
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (8.4 grams) Lite Iodized Salt
  • 4 teaspoons (8 grams) Psyllium Husk Powder (optional)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Remove the skin from the duck. Do not remove the fat.
  2. Cut the duck up into smaller pieces so that they fit in the grinder.
  3. Rinse the meat with water to remove any surface bateria
  4. Make the weight of the remaining duck is 4.5 pounds to ensure the quantities are correct.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, open up the supplement pills and discard the gelatin shells. Keep the fish oils in the capsule
  6. Add the egg yolks and water to a bowl and mix with a fork.
  7. Start adding the duck pieces to grinder and add heart, liver and fish oils in regular interval
  8. Once done add the egg yolk mixture to the grinded meat and mix it well.
  9. Prepare individual portions
  10. Freeze the portions.

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound cat per day.

#6 – Fishy Beef

Ingredients

  • 50 grams fresh chicken liver
  • 50 grams beef kidney
  • 2 cups of water or more as needed to puree
  • 6 grams ground egg shell save your egg shells, bake at 350* for 15 minutes, and then crush with a mortar and pestle.
  • 1 whole raw egg
  • 100 grams chicken heart
  • 700 grams of high quality raw ground beef 70/30
  • 100 grams raw salmon bones removed
  • 14 g sardine or salmon oil
  • 1 teaspoon taurine supplement powdered form. Taurine is essential for cats, and lack of it can lead to cardiac death.

Preparation Instructions

  1. Puree all organ meat (heart, kidney, etc.) into the water.
  2. Blend the above mixture and ground beef in a blender
  3. Divide out into containers and freeze
  4. Thaw 2-3 days worth at a time. 

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound adult cat per day.

#7 – Bunny Chow

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds whole raw rabbit (including bones, organs, skin)
  • 2 raw egg yolks
  • 1 cup water
  • 6,000 mg salmon oil
  • 400 IU vitamin E
  • 1/2 cap vitamin B-complex
  • 2,000 mg taurine

Preparation Instructions

  1. Grind up the whole rabbit along with the water
  2. Add in the egg yolks.
  3. Once mixed, gradually mix in the salmon oil
  4. Add supplements
  5. Prepare individual portions, and freeze.

Feed 130-140 grams ( approx. 1 average can of cat food) to a 10 pound adult cat per day.

7 Essential Nutrients You Must Have in Raw Cat Food

infographic 6 essential raw cat food  recipe ingredients

Protein: Cats are obligate carnivores that means their bodies are adapted to diet solely consisting of meat which provides them with animal protein. They need these proteins from meat sources to get amino acids which their bodies cannot create.

Taurine: is an essential amino acid that is very important for heart and eye health of felines. The muscles that work the most usually have the most taurine, like heart

Fat: is an important concentrated source of energy for cats. Fat is an important nutrient in your cats diet. Raw egg yolks can be a great source of good fats for felines that can provide a balanced diet to your feline friend.

Calcium: is an important mineral that required for the formation of bones and teeth. Also assists in blood clots and muscle health, all necessary for a healthy cat.

Vitamin B12: Required for fat and carbohydrate metabolism and nerve conduction

Vitamin D: Increases blood calcium and phosphorous levels to support growth and maintenance of bones.

Fish Oil: The main component of fish oil for cats is fatty acids which are essential for good body maintenance.

The Bottom Line

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As cat owners it is our duty to ensure we provide the best food for our cats so that they live a happy and healthy life.

Raw cat food gives us full control on the quality of the food our pet eats and also helps us the control the nutrients our pet needs.

Be sure not to over feed your cat and the new diet is well suited for their needs.

Always consult your vet before starting off your cat on a new diet especially if they have been on commercial cat food for a long time.

It may take time for your cat to get used to raw food so plan out how you want to transition your pet to raw food.

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