I've decided to make the switch. Evo, the best ferret food in my opinion has sold to the Iams company and it's probably a matter of time before they change the food. I'm not willing to down grade in kibble. I also have 2 cats that have allergies and IBS. We've been again searching for a wet/canned food that doesn't give them problems. So I've been considering this for some time anyway.
I'm wondering if I can put all 4 fuzzies and 2 cats on the same raw diet? My cats can not have fish or beef. Or corn but that's a mute point! LOL It doesn't seam like not giving fish or beef would be an issue for the fuzzies?
Rad Cat is sold and recommended by my local pet store. www.radfood.com/products Would it be ok for the fuzzies? I'm not quiet clear on what they need or shouldn't have in a raw diet.
Your cats and ferrets can eat the same food. Both are true carnivores. My guys share their food all the time.
Check out the nutrition section of the site, there are some listings, questions, answers and recipes that are used to switch naughty little ferts to a more natural diet. There are even ideas about stubborn kitty switches too As far as the rad food, I was thinking "not bad" until I got to the psyllium husks.... ....you really have to wonder why pet food manufacturers just can't leave good well enough alone. Psyllium should only be given except under the direction of a holistic vet, and definitely not as a regular part of a carnivores diet. Carnivores, drink very little water, carnivores on a species appropriate diet drink even less (moisture supplied by their diet). Your furkids would have to drink up to 3 or 4 times the amount they already do, to cover the effects of the psyllium. We as humans drink extra when we consume this, we have to drink up to 2 or 3 8oz glasses as part of the therapy. Cats and ferrets won't drink extra. This causes issues such as dehydration, blockages and kidney stones. Their whole meat pieces on the other hand appear to be a good thing ciao
Post by spiritualtramp on Oct 6, 2010 20:19:00 GMT -5
Like Heather said, you certainly can. You might find that your cats and ferrets differ slightly on their needs, but that is easy enough to tailor. My cat gets less bone than my ferrets, and less organ meat, but otherwise they all exist happily on very similar diets! Elsie the cat even sneaks into the FN to munch on the ferrets' meals once in a while
Graduated from the Holistic Ferret Mentor Program October 30th, 2008