A raw food diet supplement can help ensure your cat is getting complete nutrition while on a raw diet. Cat owners may switch to raw meat diets for their feline companions to avoid scary pet food recalls and provide a more natural diet for their pet. While cats in the wild survive on uncooked animals, what you might provide in the way of meat, ground bone, and connective tissue might not satisfy all of the requirements. This is especially true if you aren't rotating the types of meat provided, or your cat is finicky and turns up its nose at anything but its favorites. Unless you are a pet nutritionist, you may not have the nutritional knowledge required to ensure your cat gets what it needs to thrive. These supplements make the job easier.
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The dietary formulation for TCfeline Raw Cat Food Supplement / Premix closely resembles that which cats would eat in the wild. They have two varieties. One includes what is found in liver, so you only need to mix it in with raw meat, water, and an optional egg yolk. Another variety doesn't include liver, so you would provide that as well. The result is a complete and balanced food for cats of all ages. No other supplements should be given along with the diet, as they are unnecessary, and in some cases, may even be harmful.
You can use this powder to make your raw cat food in bulk, freezing individual meal packets. The TCfeline products were formerly marketed as Instincts TC by Feline Future and are backed by a 17-year feed trial. They use human-grade and pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, and no GMOs, grains, by-products, additives, or preservatives. You can get either a trial version of 4.2 ounces or the regular version of 17 ounces.
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Alnutrin Supplements are powdered mixtures of vitamins and minerals to ensure your homemade cat food includes all the necessary nutrients for cats. The raw materials are manufactured in the U.S., Europe, or Japan, without any ingredients from China or India (which have been subject to recalls in the past).
The supplements are made with human food grade raw materials. They were developed by a chemist with years of experience feeding her own cats home-prepared raw and cooked meals. They are formulated to meet the nutrient profiles recommended by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
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Call of the Wild can be used to top-dress commercial cat food, or better yet, sprinkled on top of raw chicken, turkey, rabbit, or other natural prey of cats. It is formulated as a supplement for fresh meat diets as well as conventional pet food. It contains a wide variety of food elements you might find time-consuming to source on your own. You use a pinch with each feeding for kittens and a teaspoon per feeding for an adult cat.
The makers recommend freezing or refrigerating the supplement after opening. Wysong also makes raw cat foods and cat treats if you want a break from providing your own raw meat diet for your cat. They are shelf-stable rather than frozen, which is very convenient when traveling.
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Missing Link was also designed to supplement commercially prepared canned and dry cat foods. However, it is a good source for those additional nutrients your cat needs in a raw food diet. The supplements are cold-processed to preserve the nutrients. They tout their balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which will help your cat have good skin and coat health. Ingredients include flaxseed, rice bran, primary dried yeast, cane molasses, freeze-dried beef liver, sunflower seed, dehydrated alfalfa, dried carrot, ground beef bone, dried fish solubles, freeze-dried oyster powder, barley grass leaf powder, dried kelp, and other vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.
The supplement has no GMOs, preservatives, or artificial colors or flavors. The product contains plenty of fiber, so they recommend gradually increasing the amount added to your cat's diet over the course of a week or more so it will be better tolerated.
Buyers on Amazon give this product very good ratings, although there are mixed responses by the cats themselves. Some cat owners say their cats love it, while others report finicky cats who turn up their noses to food sprinkled with this supplement.