Cats are carnivores and need protein from meat or fish, amino acids like taurine, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and water. When it comes to what actually makes up the raw food, heres the breakdown:
- 80-85% Meat, fat, skin, sinew, connective tissue
- 10-15% Edible bone
- 5-10% Organ meat with half being liver
You want to use the egg yolk only because the egg white can be bad for cats due to the protein in the whites called avidin which can bind the essential vitamin biotin (B7) so cats are unable to absorb it. You also want to use lite iodized salt with chicken parts unless the thyroid is included.
Generally, for adult cats you should feed 2 to 4% of ideal body weight per day. For example: for a 10-pound cat at 3%, this would work out to 4.8 ounces a day. Adult Cats should eat about 4-5 oz a day. 4 ounces is about 1⁄2 a cup.
I like to feed my kittens about a 1⁄4 cup three times a day and my adults get anywhere from 1⁄2 to 1 cup twice a day.
This recipe makes about 40 lbs. of food which equates to 640 ounces. 640 ounces at 5 ounces a day for one cat is 128 days. So, it’s about 4 months of food for one adult cat. Decrease the recipe as you need for your cats. I have a deep freezer so I can store my food for up to 6 plus months.