No food you feed your cat is entirely without risk. You'll have to decide if the potential risks from feeding raw food outweigh the long term risks to your animal's well being from feeding commercial food. It's your decision.
You obviously have a good deal more control of what is going into your cat and the quality of each individual ingredient when you prepare your cat's food yourself. Exercise that control responsibly.
My own suggestion on that front: When possible, try to procure meats from free-range sources as the bacterial counts and the possibility for parasite contamination are lower in meats from animals raised in better conditions. (Source here.)
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Hold the bacterial soup, please.
Soaking dry food in water to "moisten" it is not a good idea. Dry food, when moistened, is essentially transformed into bacterial soup. The bacteria load can be extremely high in dry food and once you add water to the mix, you've created an ideal environment for fungi and bacteria to multiply.
When you moisten dry food, for example, you make it possible to quickly grow fungi in the food resulting in vomitoxin, aflatoxin, and mycotoxin production. Vomitoxin is a toxic substance produced by mold that can (and has) contaminated wheat used in dry pet foods resulting in serious illness and even death.
If you want moisture in your cat's food, (which you very much SHOULD want - as it's best for your cat) better to feed a truly high-quality canned food or (still better in my view), make your own cat food.
If you are feeding dry food - it should be kept refrigerated. (But really, you shouldn't feed dry food . . . you and your cat can do so much better than that!)
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