Bravo Rabbit Basic Diet for cats
Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. It refers to skeletal muscle and associated fat and other tissues, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as organ meats. Although the domestic cat is by nature a predator of predominantly rodents, flesh from domestic food animals or from animals harvested in the wild can be used to create a substitute for the cat’s natural diet when it is not possible or desirable to allow the cat to hunt its own food – which applies to nearly every cat kept as a companion.
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Third, cats do not have the capability to createtaurine from methionine and cysteine, like dogs do. This means that acat must ingest sufficient taurine in order to meet its taurinerequirements. The excellent news is that taurine is found in virtuallyall meats, especially beef heart. By feeding a cat a raw diet, the catshould receive the best, most bioavailable form of taurine via itsfood. There is one proviso: do not grind the food. Grinding increasesthe surface area of the meat and thus exposes more of the "good stuff"to the air. This results in oxidation of taurine and a resultantdecrease in overall taurine available to the cat. Additionally,grinding creates the perfect environment for bacteria growth, andbacteria also utilize the taurine in the meat, thereby furtherdecreasing the total amount of taurine available to your cat. Thus, ifyou feed your cat a ground raw diet, it may not receive all the taurineit needs to thrive, as is the case with a group of kittens fed whole,ground raw rabbit in this .If you regularly feed ground raw to your cat (which I do not recommendunless your cat absolutely will not or cannot eat bones), then it isadvisable that you supplement with taurine using either fresh beefheart (unground) or a commercial taurine supplement.
In my opinion, it is not just important to feed our cats right, but it is equally important to do so ethically. There is no justification in accepting the suffering of one animal for the “benefit” of another. Cats can not be vegetarians, but we as caregivers have the power to choose which meats we buy and which producers we support. If you can not find rabbit meat from a small producer, who raises his or her rabbits humanely and with respect, then you may be interested in raising rabbits for your cat yourself or let your cat catch her own rabbits. Otherwise, it might be best to forgo the romantic idea of feeding rabbit altogether.Some cats, wild and domestic, do hunt rabbits or hare. For most wild cats, rabbits are not their main prey, however, which means that rabbit meat is as good a meat alternative for cats as other meats, but not better.Be very careful where you purchase ground rabbit meats. This article is only to inform you of the possible problems your kitty may have with ground rabbit and to help you become more educated on how rabbit bones should be ground for better digesting. We also want to warn you of the possibility of damages to your felines internal system with raw bones that are not ground properly. We know that a felines acidic digestive system is made to digest raw bones but under normal conditions in the wild a feline would grind her own bones with their teeth, knowing what pieces she can digest and can’t. The larger the cat the larger the cats teeth to be able to grind the bones they can digest properly. Domestic size cats would eat the parts of the SMALL prey that are soft, snap like spaghetti and could chew and shear the bone easily.