Raw, Grain Free Chicken Cat Food that is easy to make, store, and serve your cats!
I have talked before about how Our Pets Aren’t Vegan, and I have also posted the recipe for the raw, Anti-Inflammmatory Dog Food that I feed Fluffie, our little, five-pound, four year old Yorkshire Terrier, Fluffie, so it seemed high time that I posted the recipe for the Raw, Grain Free Chicken Cat Food that I make for our outdoor tomcat, JG, and our Bengal cat, Mazel.
Surprisingly, this Raw, Grain Free Chicken Cat Food recipe is actually one of the most Instagram-requested recipes that I have created! Many people are interested in feeding their cats a raw food diet, especially when they learn that cats cannot digest carbohydrates because they do not have the enzyme to process carbs, which is amylase. This means that most store-bought cat foods are actually really unhealthy for cats to eat because the foods are mainly made with grains like corn or wheat.
Another plus to this Raw, Grain Free Chicken Cat Food is that the food is very wet, similar to canned cat food. This is great for cats because they need a lot of moisture in their foods to help with digestion and the processing of the high-protein content of their meals.
Even though there are so great brands available that offer wet, grain free cat food that is already made, like Blue Buffalo Wilderness, because we have two cats, I find it more cost-effective to make my own raw, grain free cat food. I can make between two and a half to three weeks of raw, grain free cat food for JG and Mazel for less than twenty dollars! Additionally, as Mazel finishes growing, the food should last even a little longer because Mazel will not need quite as much to eat each day.
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- 1 large Cornish Hen, with giblets, about 6 pounds, finely ground (only use thighs, legs, and breasts because the wings and spine would increase the bone:meat ratio too much.)
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup wild caught salmon oil
- 12 B-50 Complex vitamin capsules (NOW Foods brand)
- 6 vitamin E capsules (NOW Foods)
- ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp taurine amino acid powder
- ½ cup water
- If the Cornish hen and giblets are not already ground, grind the chicken into a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients, combining well.
- Using a large metal spoon, stir the vitamin mixture into the chicken and continue stirring until the chicken and vitamin mixture are fully combined.
- Then, using a spoon, fill ice cube trays and place in the freezer until hard. I like to use ice cube trays that are divided into one-ounce slots so that I know how much foods my cats are eating.
- When the food is frozen, remove from the ice cube trays and place in a freezer proof bag or container and store in the freezer.
- Thaw the food cubes in the refrigerator in the food bowl overnight to feed your cats in the morning, and thaw food cubes in the refrigerator during the day to feed your cats in the evening. DO NOT store raw food in the refrigerator longer than 48 hours.