You can meal prep and store portions in large ice cube silicone molds to place in the freezer. Cover with foil or cling wrap.

If you would like to feed your cat RAW, I recommend Primal RAW nuggets (freeze dried or frozen) if you want to purchase prepared raw meals.

If you have the time to prepare your cat's meals yourself, exclusively raw feeding based on a whole prey concept close to their natural diet is ideal. It is the gold standard for cats. Don't forget to leave out cat grass!

  • Adult cats eat about 3-5% of their body weight per day divided among 2 meals per day. They can suffice with one larger meal on occasion but prefer two.
  • Kittens should be fed as much as they will eat divided among 4-5 meals per day. Young kittens need more fat included in their diet. Smash bones with a meat mallet for young kittens hesitant to chew bone.

I recommend rotating the following meals as the more variety you give, the more complete the nutritional profile. Every protein has a unique amino acid sequence and different types of fat that are digested differently. Cats should have at least 3 types of protein in their diet. Thaw before feeding previously frozen prey/meat.

  • White mice - Minced (cut with kitchen shears or chopped when frozen, then thawed before feeding). If cat will eat whole, feed whole instead of mincing.
    • Mice are red meat and are a favorite staple for cats.
    • Some picky cats won't eat mice with darker colored fur, some don't mind either way!
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  • Day old chicks (DOC) - Minced (cut with kitchen shears or chopped when frozen, then thawed before feeding). If cat will eat whole, feed whole instead of mincing.
    • Chicks are white meat
    • Bones of young chicks have the same levels of Calcium per ounce as mature chickens. The smaller bones are easier for cats to eat.
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  • Quail Either feed young quail whole/ minced or cut an adult whole dressed quail (with organs) in half with sharp kitchen scissors. Half of an adult quail should be a good meal for an adult cat.
    • Quail are red meat
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  • Rabbit - Small or medium rabbit cut in 1/4 sections with organs.  1/4 medium rabbit should be a good meal for an adult cat. For a kitten, chop/mince the 1/4 section and take out weight bearing bones.
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  • Chef's fish mix  - plate the following together for a complete meal:
    • Sardine (with bones and skin, unsalted, in water - pour the juice over the meal!)
      • you can sub mackerel, anchovy or oily wild caught fish
      • limit fish to the main part of 2 meals per week so there is no concern over Thiamine deficiency
    • Turkey heart chunk stuffed with chicken wing tip
    • Beef tongue chunk stuffed with chicken rib
    •  1/3 of a chicken liver, 1/3 of a chicken kidney

Please note: cats need a high amount of Taurine in their diet. Taurine is found in dark meat and heart. It is more highly concentrated in the heart. Raw feeders should supplement diet with hearts. They are a favorite among all breeds of cats. The more you grind their food, the less available the Taurine becomes to absorb, which is why minced (chopped/cut) meat, organ and raw bone is best.

Frankenstein meals / Frankenprey:If you are not feeding whole mice, rats, chicks, or quail, you are recreating the same ratios of meat, organ, bone and liquid. If you are feeding from the grocery store, feed high quality meat with no added nitrates, salts, seasoning, preservatives or liquids. These things are meant to be cooked out, not fed raw. They will make your cat ill.

Cats should have:

  • 80% Meat
    • Muscle, fat, skin, heart, tongue, gizzard, trachea, lungs, grass-fed beef tripe (first 3 chambers of cow stomach)
    • Switch between red meat and "white" meat for nutritionally complete variety, but stick with red meat as the majority. Feed a healthy amount of dark meat from chicken as chicken breast contains a minuscule amount of Taurine.
    • Heart has the most Taurine per ounce. The harder a muscle works, the more Taurine it contains. It is very hard or impossible to overdo Taurine, as the excess is excreted in their urine. Cats need lots of Taurine.
  • 10% Secreting Organs
    • 5% Liver - liver is high in Vitamin A so it is vital, however too much causes toxicity - 5% is ideal
    • 5% Other Secreting Organ - kidneys, brain, spleen, thyroid, thymus and pancreas (sweetbreads), testicles 
  • 10% Raw Bone
    • Chicken wings with skin are about 30% bone
    • Chicken breasts are about 15% bone
    • Chicken backs are about 50% bone
    • Chicken necks with meat and skin are 35% bone, with just meat and no skin are 75% bone
    • Chicken wing tips and necks are easily chewed bones for kittens
    • Bone should be well covered with meat when fed
    • Never give your pets cooked bone. We are talking about raw bone.
    • Ground eggshell (in coffee grinder) can replace bone in a pinch
    • If cat's poop looks white, cut back on bone content to around 5-7%, as mice have about 5% bone content and rabbits have about 15-18% bone, so 10% is average bone content
  • Add a little liquid
    • (2 TBS) each meal to replace the liquid that would have been their prey's blood
    • Unsalted sardine juice is a favorite and they get the Omegas and nutrition from the fish oil
    • OR you can add unsalted chicken/beef broth
      • bone broth is great to make if you have leftover larger bones that your cats can't chew. Just throw them in a crockpot and cover with water. Cook for 8-9 hours on low.
    • Or you can use water mixed with a little fish oil/ krill oil

Think of a cat's wild diet in nature when planning their meals

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