The Savannah Diet
Proper nutrition is just as important for your cats as it is for you! Just like we can’t live on potato chips and cupcakes, they need a proper diet to stay healthy.
Because cats are obligate carnivores, a balanced raw diet is the best species appropriate diet for them. Most of our cats are raw fed, with the occasional canned food or grain free kibble for variety/treats (We call it kitty junk food).
There are a variety of options for raw feeding. You can use a pre-made raw (frozen or freeze-dried), semi-homemade, completely homemade, or whole prey raw food. It is essential that a raw diet be balanced, or it can be dangerous to your cat’s health. We are happy to help you get started with raw feeding, but if you aren’t comfortable feeding your kitty raw, I will try to transition your new pet to a high-quality canned food before they go home with you.
Please keep in mind that dry food should never compose more than 25% of your cat’s diet. This is especially important for males as it can lead to urinary problems. If you would like more information on why dry food is not a good diet for cats here are some resources:
Commercial Pre-Made Raw
This is generally the most expensive option but is the easiest way to feed your cat raw. Please ensure that whatever you choose to feed is properly balanced, as not all the available diets are! Two good commercial pre-made frozen and freeze-dried brands are Primal, Stella & Chewy’s. These are usually available through local pet stores, or online: