"Should I switch my cat to raw food cold turkey?"
The speed at which you can most successfully switch your in-home tiger depends a great deal on your cat's age, temperament, health, and the diet she has been eating up to now. If your cat has only eaten dry food previously, I recommend easing off the dry food and getting her eating regular meals of a quality canned food slowly first. The next step is to sneak in small amounts of the raw food mix in over time, slowly adjusting the ratio to more raw and less canned - but not going so fast as to have her start rejecting meals.
Honestly, there is simply no one-size-fits-all answer: as a general rule of thumb, I tend to suggest to people that unless they have a very young cat or kitten, it's best to go slowly. Take at least a week to ten days to transition an adult cat, and that's presuming the cat is at least already off of all dry food.
Remember - raw food is very different from commercial food in many ways (texture, flavor), and it's kind to give your adult cat's digestive system a bit of time to adapt to the new food.
Kittens? They're a different story altogether. They are magnificent at devouring raw food in staggering quantities, so switching a youngster over is usually fast and relatively painless.
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