Intelligent feeding. Healthier cats.
I have a 7 months old Bengal female (indoor). She is like a child to me (as any pets to most of us here). I was absolutely terrified when read about the commercial foods and its contents. The home-made food seems appealing. Neither price or time seems scary to me; my biggest concern, however, is the row meet. As we know, poorly cooked meet consists of (often) salmonella and parasites. How do you go about that?
Also, I am throwing away dry food, but would you recommend using canned food (Wellness or Wilderness) as an alternative to the row food?
On the issue of raw diet safety, please see: http://www.catnutrition.org/faq.html#safety
On canned foods, I'd suggest using something that has NO or very few grains or vegetables - something like the Wysong "au jus" variety (to which you must add their Call of the Wild powder to balance out the only-meat-and-organ formulation in the can). Dr. Pierson also has a list that helps evaluate canned foods:
Contaminated Cat Food
Dr. Lisa Pierson
Feline Kidney Disease
Feline Nutrition Education Society
Fish For Cats
Journal Of Animal Science
One Stop Jerky Shop
Pet Food Recall
Raw Cat Food