We feed all our cats and kittens raw food. Our kittens are also introduced to a quality wet food, so that they are well used to it in case new owners can not always provide good quality raw food.
I use recipe created by Lisa A. Pierson, DVM and I recommend to anyone interested in raw feeding to carefully read her website as it has a lot of useful information:
I use minced
whole chicken including bones (which I mince myself as I bought a strong professional mincer) and add liver, eggs and supplements as per recipe. I also make a version with added lamb heart. I use all fresh
ingredients, make large batches and freeze it so I can use it for couple of weeks. When I buy frozen minced rabbit, I add some meat or lambs heart as rabbit has very high bone content, as well as liver and
supplements and I only make a small amount that can be used in a couple of days. I also feed possum, goat, hare, and sometimes wallaby and fish.
For Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton based people the best source for raw food is Raw Essentials:
For people in Northland, Possumman in Whangarei has a very good quality possum, goat and rabbit:
To order supplements such as taurine, vitamins B and E, fish oil... go to https://www.iherb.com
If you use code: YEQ729 you will get a $5 or $10 discount.
Possumman have just started stocking selected Farmlands in Northland.
Please check with your local shop if they have it available!
Here is a list of Possumman stockists as of March 2019:
Farmlands-South end Whangarei,
Tuck in Warkworth
Barkley’s pets by the river
Kamo pet shop
Parua bay GAS
Northland pet food Kerikeri
Highway vet and pet
Needful things Kerikeri
I plan to expand this section to include samples of the meals we feed as well as photos...