Domestic cats, Felis Catus, are true (obligate) carnivores. Cats have a vital nutritional requirement for animal protein. Consuming a balance of meat, bone, and organs, ensure they receive essential vitamins and fatty acids. We at Totally Raw believe in pure, clean food without the use of fillers in any form.
Each Totally Raw formulation is designed to mirror a cat's ancestral diet. Conveniently packaged in a 5.5 oz pot, feeding is as simple as thaw and serve.
Low bone content
No fillers, grains or gluten
Wild-caught Atlantic fish
Rich in taurine
No grains; no gluten
Benefits of Raw Feeding
Transitioning to raw
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. 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.
Reduced water consumption
Cats descended from a small wild desert cat, Felis Syvestris, native to North Africa. They drink very little and conserve water by producing concentrated urine. Cats evolved meeting their water requirements almost entirely through food. Cats are in a constant state of dehydration when consuming a kibble diet. Dehydration creates significant stress on the internal organs.
A raw, natural diet is highly digestible resulting in significantly less stool production as compared to processed food. The average frequency of elimination is once a day or even less. Dry, crumbly stool is normal as well as reduced odour.
Cats fed a processed diet consume a significant amount of plant fibre in the form of fillers. These fillers can make the bowel lazy. If you find your cat is experiencing constipation you can add a tablespoon of pumpkin to the next meal. Another method is to feed a boneless meal.
Food-related allergens are often associated with ingredients that are inappropriate for cats e.g., grains,chemical preservatives. Allergies can cause scratching and crewing at the skin, hair loss, runny eyes and nose. Allergies tend to clear when a species appropriate diet is provided.