You guys, my cat is weird.
I know this to be true because every time I find myself talking to other people with cats, my experiences are vastly different. We were in the pet store the other day chatting with this woman who said her cats are so picky that she buys all this food but ends up cooking for them. I have friends who tell me that their cat will only eat one food for a while, then refuses, then another food for a while, then refuses… and I’ve heard people say that their cat skips meals altogether.
Newt eats anything. If I don’t put her bowl on the counter before I put down the dogs’ bowls, she shoves them out of the way to start eating their kibble. (Please note that she weighs 8.08 pounds.) She attempts to eat everything I’m eating. Leave a plate out? She licks it clean. Eating a bowl of oatmeal? She’ll stick her paw in it to claim it as hers.
It’s up to me to make sure she doesn’t eat what she’s not supposed to… and that she gets the healthiest food out there. Because she’s open to anything and because I’m committed to feeding her high-quality natural cat food, we thought we’d give Instinct® Raw a whirl!
It’s an all-natural, grain-free, raw cat food frozen into little bites. I always thought that feeding her raw would be gross or cumbersome, but you just stick the bags in your freezer and pull out the amount of bites you need per meal. It said that it would thaw in minutes. I think it took a bit longer than a few minutes, but it takes ages to measure out everyone’s pills and supplements, so for us anyway, filling her dish before I start that process would ensure they were thawed in time for her to NOT shove her brothers out of the way…
In truth, I think she would’ve eaten them raw. As soon as I opened the bag, she was trying that cat-paw-fishing maneuver, sticking her arm into the bag and attempting to snag a bite. Since they were all frozen together, she was unsuccessful. (I chalk that up as a win for me. I gotta take what I can get.)
That said, I probably wouldn’t feed this to her for every meal every day. I like to rotate things for the herd, so I’d probably alternate this with typical canned food for her breakfast and dinner, or switch things up and give her some of this in her puzzle toy rather than regular kibble. Actually, I switched back to her regular canned food for dinner tonight, and I got a distinct “disappointed” vibe from her!
If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit Instinct’s website or Facebook page, or if you’re ready to take the plunge and give it a try, you can sign up for a $3 off coupon for Instinct Raw and do a trial for $3.99.
Have you tried raw for your pets? Please tell me someone else has a cat like Newt? Or are yours super picky when it comes to food?