Transitioning to a Natural Diet

Totally Raw Felines

Transitioning to Raw Feeding

Kittens do not need a transition period. Once weaned, they are ready to eat a raw, natural diet. To support their rapid growth, kittens require feedings every 4-6 hours. Please refer to the Meal Calculator to estimate daily feeding amounts.

Cats learn their concepts of food as kittens. Transitioning from kibble to a natural diet is seamless for most cats and more challenging for others. For cats that need extra encouragement to try new food, frequent exposure is the key. Unlike dogs, cats should not fast. However, with patience, most cats will love raw food. Although it is not recommended to mix kibble and raw food long-term, this practice may help during the transition period. Scroll down for more detail.

Chewing bones is an important part of good oral health. Good options for kittens and cats are chicken wings, beef neck bones, chicken necks, and duck necks.




Transitioning to a Natural Diet

Transitioning from Kibble

Add a small amount of Totally Raw Cat Food with your cat’s kibble. As your cat becomes more interested in fresh food, reduce the ratio of kibble and increase the raw food. Over time, move away from free-feeding kibble and towards two daily meal times. Increase the amount of raw while decreasing the kibble until your cat is eating totally raw.

Transitioning from Wet Food

Add a small amount of Totally Raw Cat Food to the wet food. Depending on your cat, the raw can either be mixed in or on the side. Over time, increase the raw until your cat is eating totally raw.

Some cats prefer to have their food slightly warm. Submerge a meal portion of Totally Raw Cat Food in warm water for a few minutes and serve. 

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