I hope we dont' sound like 'crazy cat people' when I tell you this, but I am so happy with our results, I thought I would spread the good news. We recently switched Mea and Mojo's food from cat kibble to raw meat.
Several events led us to try this, but the main reason was because Mea got sick a couple months ago. We still don't know what happened, but it had something to do with her digestive track. She wasn't eating anything for awhile, and the vet told us that it is very important to make her eat anything, even treats and other cat junk food. A cat will start to decompose its' own body after 24 hours of no food consumption. That sounds really really scary!
While I was looking for things that cats find delicious, I came across sites that talked about the benefits of raw food for cats. All their reasons made sense, but some solutions were really intense. Some diets involved grinding whole chickens (bones included!!) at home and adding supplements bought from health food stores. Jin and I simply do not have time for that!
I scoured the internet for a less intense alternative, and I found this forumla for cats (http://rawmeatcatfood.com/) where you mix it with ground meat, and then it is ready to serve! Mojo loved it immediately (as we suspected he would) but Mea took a little time to convert (princess).
Now that we have finally converted them to a completely raw meat diet, we can already see the benefits! Their coat is shinier and softer, and they seem to have a lot more energy. I am hoping Mojo will slim down a little too. Our vet said he was getting concerningly heavy for his age! Poor boy!
What can I say? they are the real king and queen of our house!