My name is Lady Caer Morganna and I have been a Solitary Wiccan Priestess for 18 years now. I am a lover of cats and magick! I have 5 precious fur babies who are my whole world ~ my cats Midnight, Kiki, Haley, Leo and Tabitha. This blog is dedicated to cats everywhere and their loving families!
Recently, the subject has come up in our household regarding how healthy it is to give cats "raw meat." Actually, it was suggested by a good friend of mine to use raw chicken to catch our rather elusive outside kitty cat.
According to the vet, the answer to this quandry is "Good." Raw meat, although repulsive to most of us, is very healthy for cats. It is good for their teeth and overall fitness. They can even eat bones so long as they are NOT cooked or microwaved, etc. The reason for this is simple. When bones are cooked in any fashion, it changes their density. Cooked bones are very hard and brittle and will without a doubt either puncture your cats stomach or cause them to choke!
Further, you should never feed your cat raw meat and kibble (cat food) at the same time nor close together. Cats digest raw meat very quickly unlike kibble which takes cats a few hours to digest. Therefore, feeding them kibble too soon after giving them raw meat can be extemely risky as the raw meat gets digested quickly so the bacteria does not have enough time to become a hazard to the cat. Mixing both the kibble and the meat togehter will only slow their digestive system down, causing the actual risk of the cat getting sick!
I, myself however, would certainly never presume to debate these medical facts. After all, who am I to argue with Mother Nature? Apparently, she knows what She is doing!