Feeding a Wide Variety and meeting AAFCO

Feeding a Wide Variety and meeting AAFCO

Raw Meow Mix makes feeding balanced raw so simple. All you need is some water and some plain, raw muscle meat.  This doesn’t mean it need be boring. Cats needs lots of variety in their food, just like we do. Each protein, in fact each different cut of each protein, has different nutritional profiles. Don’t get stuck in the habit of feeding the same meat, at every meal, every day or you will be doing your cat a terrible dis-service.


Feeding a wide variety of meats in rotation will offer the following benefits:


Optimum nutrition – as mentioned all proteins and, all the cuts of each protein, have different nutrients Harder working muscle will be full of taurine, lighter meat like breast will be lighter in calories and fat content than dark meat and so on. Feeding a wide range of cuts and proteins will ensure you get a good balance of everything


Decrease the risk of developing food allergies or intolerance – eating the same meat day in and day out will very likely create the perfect environment for an allergy to form. Too much of a good thing is still too much. Avoid this by feeding variety and rotating often


Prevent boredom – imagine eating a ham sandwich every day for every meal for the rest of your life. It’s enough to make you crazy right? Well why do it to your cat? Boredom is a very real risk if feeding the same food all the time, and this can lead to behavioural issues, unwillingness to eat, and fussiness.


Feeding a wide variety of meats will also keep your cat interested in meal times, prevent them becoming fussy and hard to please, and ensure that they will eat whatever you put in front of them. Whether you feed single protein meals or mix it up at each meal, is completely up to you. The important thing is to have at least 3 different proteins in rotation, more is better.


Whether feeding Raw Meow Mix or feeding using other methods, it's important to keep feeding a wide variety of proteins. We have ensured that no matter what proteins you use, Raw Meow Mix meets AAFCO standards.


AAFCO provides some basic nutritional guidelines, a rough framework to build upon, and ensures a product meets the basic nutritional needs of your pet. Though it was created for highly processed foods, it still has a place in determining that all diets, including raw diets, is meeting those minimal requirements.


Our animal nutritionist has analyzed the following meats, with Raw Meow Mix Adult formula, added at the recommended rate, and how they come up to, and exceed, AAFCO standards


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