Just recently my poor little cat Stotinki started show signs of a urinary tract infection, a very serious problem that can turn fatal in some unfortunate cases. Though it has never been declared publicly, it is thought that the number one reason for these infections is caused by “cheap” dry cat food. Who really knows what they use as filler to make the food, that and the fact that there is no moisture in the food to help keep our kitties hydrated, I had a sneaking suspicion that Stotinki’s diet was probably making her sick.
My cats are first generation house/camper cats; their parents and parents parents were all typical Bulgarian gutter cats, living from dumpster to dumpster and on fast food restaurant handouts, no one in my cat’s ancestry has ever owned a passport, slept on a beanbag chair, hung out on heated floors, climbed a ladder bought specifically for them or have slept in custom cat tents and miniature Alpine ski chalets. Probably due to their lineage, my cats stomachs are stronger than nails therefore I was confident changing their food to a mainly meat diet would benefit them.
After a few attempts I came up with a cat food recipe to satisfy both my cats tastes (yes, they have very different tastes but I found out that both hate raw meats and only like trace amounts of fish).
The ultimate cat food recipe for my ladies is: roasted duck wings or legs, chicken hearts, liver, a little roasted pork ribs, carrots, green peas (Misiu’s favorite!), water, roasted pumpkin baby food and raw egg.
I tried my best to grind in as much bone as I could but doing it by hand with this crank is REALLY hard!
Misiu can’t wait for her food.
I weighed all the food into 4oz portioned bags and froze it.
Within 24 hours Stotinki, was back to normal, as energetic and lively as ever, both cat’s fur are noticeably softer, shinier and healthy. I might still feed them store bought cat food from time to time but for now this is working a thousand times better than the old food.