As many of you know, I recently switched Leo and Ori to raw 🙌 This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, so I'm so happy to have finally been able to make the jump with @darwinspetfood.
They sell balanced, raw meals for both cats and dogs. For cats, they offer chicken, turkey, and lamb in 2lb packages (each package is separated into four 8oz pouches, making it super easy to portion out meals). I had to buy a mini freezer just for the kitties, but it has been totally worth it!
Luckily for us, the transition was super quick and easy. Ori used to be on raw as a kitten (thank you @leap_of_faith_bengals
!), so I expected the transition to be easy for him. Surprisingly, Leo actually transitioned easier! As soon as I placed the meal out, Leo dug in immediately. For Ori, I actually had to mix his meal with his favorite wet food to get him to eat. I only had to do this for a couple meals, lowering the amount of wet food each time. Within 3 days, they were fully transitioned.
The results we’ve seen since transitioning:
1. Odorless and smaller poops! This is honestly what I was most looking forward too 😂 I no longer have to suffer through Leo’s nuclear bomb poops. However, cats do pee a lot more on raw! You’ll find they drink less water, as there is a lot more moisture in raw food.
2. Softer coats! Leo and Ori have been feeling exceptionally soft recently. I know their winter coats are probably growing in too, but I’m positive the new diet has an effect on it as well!
3. Waaaay more energy. Great for the kitties, bad for my neighbors 😅 Leo and Ori playing now involves running back and forth crazily through the apartment. You’d think I own a pack of dogs with how loud they get sometimes.
Currently I am feeding 1lb a day between Leo and Ori, split up into 2 meals. For reference, Leo is ~21lbs and Ori is ~12lbs (kittens eat more).
‼️Check out the comments for some tips on transitioning 😸
If you’re interested in trying raw, @darwinspetfood
has an introductory offer of 10lbs for $14.95, which is a steal!
❓If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments! I will answer as best as I can.