January 30, 2006

Homemade Cat Food

Cat food recipes can be found at Kitty Cuisine, eHow.com, and cdkitchen.

Be sure to avoid chocolate, alcohol, garlic, onions, pork (yes, this means bacon), raw fish, raw eggs, tomatoes, grapes, raisins, milk (yes, milk) or bones. These are all bad for cats.

For kittens, try the frugal recipe at about.com.


Anonymous said...

i've long heard that tuna is bad for cats as well. Kitty Cuisine features an recipe with tuna.

Anonymous said...

Homemade cat food is a bad idea. Cats need high amounts of taurine every day. Without it, they go blind - not just sometimes, but always. This is why cats fed a "vegetarian" diet become permanently blind within a few months.

Anonymous said...

I question the validity of previous poster's comments baout taurine, since cats have lived and thrived for thousands of years without the modern commercial food diet a la Purina.

Anonymous said...

It is true that cats need taurine in their diets, because unlike other animals, cats cannot produce enough taurine naturally to meet their needs, therefore, commerical cat food is supplemented with enough taurine to meet a cat's dietary needs.

In the wild, rodents provide needed taurine in the cats diet.

Feline diets deficient in taurine can result in dilated cardiomyopathy and feline central retinal degeneration. FCRD left untreated can cause blindness.

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