So i understand the benefits of a raw diet as i feed raw to my dog. I was wondering if commercial grinds would be ok. I love “answers brand” and was wondering if their complete cat raw grind would be ok to feed? I know most complete and balanced grinds are geared more toward dogs which have ingredients not necessary for ferrets and assume that the cat grinds would be more appropriate. I prefer not to do DIY because i don’t have the time.
Post by Corvidophile on Dec 11, 2020 16:01:15 GMT -5
I’m concerned about the goat milk and carrot fiber in the ingredients- goat milk can cause diarrhea from the lactose they can’t digest and carrot fiber has sugar in it. Other than that you’re correct in your assumption that you need to look toward cat food, not dog food. Cat food will include the necessary taurine.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Dec 17, 2020 14:19:41 GMT -5
Here is a list of grinds at Hare Today hare-today.com/raw_food_for_cats Info on how to feed cats is on this page, which I hear people can mimic to raw feed their ferrets.
Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs Ground Duck/Bones/Organs Ground Quail/Bones/Organs Ground Rabbit/Bones/Organs Ground Turkey/Bones/Organs Here is whole ground cavies(guinea Pig) hare-today.com/product/raw_pet_food,_ground/whole_carcass_ground_cavies_1_lb_fine_ground ( I feed mine whole prey guinea Pig and cut them up myself)
You can freeze in portions of 2-4 ounces. U have to get up an order of at least 10 pds If you have a freezer that would be great or room in your refrigerator freezer.
Post by PatienceTheVirtue on Dec 18, 2020 20:03:15 GMT -5
I order grinds from My Pet Carnivore. I emailed them half a dozen times just to verify that the grinds are the WHOLE animal despite the labels being incomplete. They said all animals are whole ground except the large ones, which are only missing the head. Intestines and fur/feathers are also removed, but otherwise it's everything your pet would eat if they took down the animal on their own. Which is funny to think about when you start ordering things like beef and pork, but those are fine too haha