- Apr 7, 2014
No don't leave other food out.Thank you. I will also be leaving core cat food out as well. If I use what your talking about can I still do that ?
Raw food can't sit out because it spoils. If they don't eat it in 30-45 minutes max (mine eat in under 5 minutes) you need to pick it up and throw it away. Therefore you need the cats to be hungry when you put the food down. They can't be grazing on kibble because then they won't be hungry.
Also raw food digests at a very fast rate. Kibble digests very slowly. If you mix them up, the body gets confused. If the body digests the raw food slow because it thinks it's kibble, then the bacteria sits in the cat's gut. You don't want this.
Basically raw food needs to be consumed while it's fresh. They digest it, and poop it out in 2-3 hours.
I used to think cats were grazers and had to eat throughout the day but it's just not true. Maybe that's what food companies want us to think? Anyway now I give them meals, they eat it right away and we're done.