Twice a day we offer our homemade Raw Chicken Recipe using Kitty Bloom VM 900+3 & NuVet. We also leave Abundance Grain-Free food out during the day, allowing our kittens and breeders to have access to it daily. We recommend before picking up your kitten to consider purchasing some pre-packaged raw food from a trusted company (we recommend Fegnion) that uses a 80% Muscle Meat/10% Bone/10% Organ recipe along with dry and canned versions of Abundance Grain-Free Food. We keep the canned version on hand for whenever we run low on raw. Adult Cats only need about 20 calories per pound daily. We recommend using the Raw Daily Calculator to get an idea of how much to feed your cat or kitten. It's very important to handle raw properly, avoid grocery store meats for pet use and purchase from immediate slaughter and freeze sources such as local farms like Hare Today or prepared raw pet food companies such as Fegnion.
Interested in making your own raw? Here's an excellent recipe and website to help understand the basics of getting started using your own grinder: Feline-Nutrition.org - Quick Start Guide or you can follow our recipe located here using Kitty Bloom & NuVet.
It's significantly cheaper to make your own food for around $1.25 per lb versus paying $3.50+ per lb from a raw (even commercial canned!) food company. Investing in a meat grinder will save you a lot of money in the long run. We use a Weston 22 commercial grinder (Retails for around $600) but the Tasin TS 108 is highly rated as a good home grinder for around $150.
Don't want to invest in a grinder yet? Check out this recipe using Pre-ground Chicken/Bone/Organ Mix (Available at Hare Today): Feline-Nutrition.org - Easy Recipe for Busy People
Need help figuring out the 80% Muscle Meat/10% Bone/10% Organ (5% must be liver) Ratio? Use the convenient: Recipe Calculator
Want to learn even more? Visit our good friend Megan Gage & feline nutrition chef's website: The Nutrition Code
Litter's We Use:
Because kittens tend to eat litter when weaning & litter box training we use Feline Pine Pellets in traditional style litter pans. It's also significantly less messy with playful kittens.
Available at: Chewy.com & Petco or Petsmart
After about 6-8 weeks of age we introduce them to regular clumping litter. We prefer Dr. Elsey's Clumping Litter for our Litter Robots. Clumping litter sometimes gets stuck in their paws & fur, so we use Fresh Step Crystal Litter during travel and Cat Shows.
Fegnion is a family-owned and operated raw cat food company based in NYC. Creators of a True Raw and Biologically Appropriate Nutrition your carnivore craves. Their recipes are evidence-based and formulated by a team of clinical pharmacists and veterinarians. All products are handcrafted in their Brooklyn facility in small batches to ensure only the highest quality. Only humanely processed, high-quality, hand-selected human-grade meats are used in their products. They are proud supporters of the Bengal Community and our first pick for Feline Rare Nutrition. To order online, visit:
How We Feed:
NuVet is an excellent immune system building powder that can be easily sprinkled onto food. Their feline formula is a high-quality supplement that incorporates a precise formula of antioxidants, amino acids, taurine, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and more. To order online visit: https://www.nuvet.com/41466
Originated in 1998 with Dr. Jane Bicks, a holistic veterinarian created this line of feline nutrition with the idea of no artificial flavors, colors, corn, corn gluten, wheat or wheat gluten. Containing wholesome ingredients, vitamins, minerals, prebiotics and live probiotics at consumption.
These products are produced in small batches on a weekly basis and delivered directly to your doorstep to maintain optimal freshness generally within 4-6 days of being made. Our Bengals love the Turkey Heart treats and Grain-Free (Yellow Can/Bag) Products.
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We strongly recommend a raw diet, there's a significant increase in activity levels, growth and strength when your kitten receives the proper amount of protein, vitamins, minerals and moisture. Simply giving just dry food can cause dehydration and poor growth in kittens and adults. A cats stomach is naturally very acidic and built to digest raw meat.
If you're like me, I never thought I could make my own. So at first I relied on companies that pre-packaged it for us. We highly recommend Fegnion Feline Raw Nutrition & Simply Rawsome. When feeding raw, your feline receives less chemical ingredients and fillers which equal less stool and smell!