Totally Raw - Totally Turkey
Turkey is a highly digestible protein. High in Tryptophan, turkey supports T-cell health which promotes healthy immune function. Finely ground natural turkey bone is added to the formulation (7%) providing both calcium and phosphorus. Liver and kidneys offer vitamins and minerals such as B12, iron selenium, B vitamins and copper. Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats and plays a critical role in ocular and cardiovascular health.
Taurine is an essential amino acid that plays a critical role in ocular and cardiovascular health. Taurine is included in all TR cat food.
Ingredients: Turkey meat, liver, natural bone, kidneys and taurine.
Directions: Thaw pots in the refrigerator. Some cats prefer their food slightly warm. To warm the meal, submerge the covered pot in warm water until it reaches the desired temperature. Never microwave Totally Raw Cat Pots.
Benefits of Raw Feeding
Transitioning to raw
Cats learn their concepts of food as kittens. Transitioning from kibble to a natural diet is seamless for most cats and more challenging for others. For cats that need extra encouragement to try new food, frequent exposure is the key. Unlike dogs, cats should not fast. With patience, most cats will love raw food. Although it is not recommended to mix kibble and raw food long term, this practice may help during the transition period. Scroll down for more detail.
Reduced water consumption
Cats descended from a small wild desert cat, Felis Syvestris, native to North Africa. They drink very little and conserve water by producing concentrated urine. Cats evolved meeting their water requirements almost entirely through food. Cats are in a constant state of dehydration when consuming a kibble diet. Dehydration creates significant stress on the internal organs.
A raw, natural diet is highly digestible resulting in significantly less stool production as compared to processed food. The average frequency of elimination is once a day or even less. Dry, crumbly stool is normal as well as reduced odour.
Cats fed a processed diet consume a significant amount of plant fibre in the form of fillers. These fillers can make the bowel lazy. If you find your cat is experiencing constipation you can add a tablespoon of pumpkin to the next meal. Another method is to feed a boneless meal.
Feeding a high protein, low carbohydrate diet increases sustained energy throughout the day. Many owners report their lethargic cats have a renewed interest in play.
Food-related allergens are often associated with ingredients that are inappropriate for cats e.g., grains,chemical preservatives. Allergies can cause scratching and crewing at the skin, hair loss, runny eyes and nose. Allergies tend to clear when a species appropriate diet is provided.
Essential fatty acids consumed as part of a natural raw diet contribute to healthy skin and coat. Appropriate nutrition leads to a reduction in shedding and hairballs