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Hi peeps! I’m feeding my 2 boys on raw food and have gone off natural instinct so then bought a butchers mix mince meat which they don’t eat and lastly tried to make raw batch at home which they eat but I really struggle with this so am thinking of switching very slowly to Eden holistic cat food which is the next best thing to raw. Has anyone gone from raw back to kibble and if so is this a really awful thing to do?? I know raw is the best but want to spend the short time i do have spare with my boys not cutting up in the kitchen for 2 hrs! Any suggestions??


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Hi peeps! I’m feeding my 2 boys on raw food and have gone off natural instinct so then bought a butchers mix mince meat which they don’t eat and lastly tried to make raw batch at home which they eat but I really struggle with this so am thinking of switching very slowly to Eden holistic cat food which is the next best thing to raw. Has anyone gone from raw back to kibble and if so is this a really awful thing to do?? I know raw is the best but want to spend the short time i do have spare with my boys not cutting up in the kitchen for 2 hrs! Any suggestions??


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At the end of the day, it's always best to feed the best you can that your crew will eat and tolerate well. Raw is not always enjoyed by some cats, so it's not horrible to switch to what they will eat and make use of. Sounds like you gave it a good try, but your boys clearly have other food in mind. LOL Don't be upset with yourself.
 

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Hi @Sphynxminx
Our little ones are sure spoilt babies , I don’t think there is anything we wouldn’t do or try for them !

When my daughter cooks mince beef for us , we always give a little to Cleo , she is ok with it , but she really would eat anything. With the exception of fruit

I would keep them on one wet one dry food you know they enjoy and it suits their tummies . but use raw meats when your cooking meat , as keep giving them little morcels of different meats may help develop there taste buds

Don’t worry as you , your self know as with our two legged babies at first it’s trail and error then everything just slots into place
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Anita & Cleo xxx❤️❤️❤️
 
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Hi @Sphynxminx
Our little ones are sure spoilt babies , I don’t think there is anything we wouldn’t do or try for them !

When my daughter cooks mince beef for us , we always give a little to Cleo , she is ok with it , but she really would eat anything. With the exception of fruit

I would keep them on one wet one dry food you know they enjoy and it suits their tummies . but use raw meats when your cooking meat , as keep giving them little morcels of different meats may help develop there taste buds

Don’t worry as you , your self know as with our two legged babies at first it’s trail and error then everything just slots into place
Hugs
Anita & Cleo xxx
Thankyou for your advice it’s definitely trial and error at the moment but if this holistic food doesn’t work then I will stick to the raw and maybe invest in a grinder to help speed up time!
Sending Christmas greetings!


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At the end of the day, it's always best to feed the best you can that your crew will eat and tolerate well. Raw is not always enjoyed by some cats, so it's not horrible to switch to what they will eat and make use of. Sounds like you gave it a good try, but your boys clearly have other food in mind. LOL Don't be upset with yourself.
Thankyou for your advice has reassured me a little there! I will switch very slowly and see what happens if no luck then will revert back to raw somehow!
Merry Christmas to you!!



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Before fully transitioning to a raw diet, we started using only Weruva canned cat food for a short time period - to get them away from the cat kibble. And after the period of only canned food, we switched and started using a freeze-dried raw cat food (Primal or Stella and Chewy's) and I purposefully avoided fish flavors because I have one cat that is a fish addict and I was trying to have them adjust to eating meats they would normally eat in a raw diet (such as beef, chicken, turkey, etc).

I slowly added in the raw cat food in as a second, smaller meal, after the dehydrated cat food - mostly to have the cat get used to the smell and etc. It took us months to transition fully to raw. I still use the freeze-dried raw cat food as a back-up food or if there is an emergency, since it travels well. Be warned though, the freeze-dried can be pricey!
 
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