Kittens – raw feeding – importance of fibre22 July, 2007
This follows on from my post on the kitten with the sticky bum.
Turns out the pumpkin did the trick and Roly produced a beautiful one. It was firm, solid and everything that sites on raw feeding claim raw-fed cat poo should be.
Unfortunately, he did it on the front door mat. But hey, at least he didn’t wipe his bum clean on the carpet.
The thing is, I almost didn’t find it either because it was relatively smell-less. A lack of smell is not something you normally associate cat poo with, but it’s true with raw fed cats/kittens. It’s something that was mentioned in the Winn Feline Foundation Report on diet and cats too.
Fibre is something that raw feeders may or may not have to add to the raw food. It helps to ease the passage of food along the bowels. Some cats don’t need additional fibre. Some do. It all depends on the cat.
If you think about one of the natural food sources of a cat in the wild, it’s a mouse, which would have a stomach full of digested grain (or bird, with its fibrous feathers). That would be a source of fibre for the cat. How to duplicate this source of fibre for our domesticated cats?