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Raw Food Diet

In our Cattery we feed our Bengal Cats a Raw Food Diet

We usually make our own chicken recipe with meat, organs and bones. We believe a raw food diet provides your cats with the best nutrients and at the same time avoids harmful ingredients that can be found in other cat foods. If you want to follow the recipe we use and recommend, then please go to the link provided below. This is the least expensive and healthiest way to feed your cat with a raw food diet.

Benefits of Making your own cat food:

You control what goes into the food, No mystery ingredients, Human-grade meats are used, Less expensive than pre-made foods. 

For reference food for 1 cat:

  1. Dry food - 25 lb bag cost around $30 will last 1 1/2 months = 1 cup $0.60 a day

  2. Can food - Friskies 5 oz = $0.70 can a day or Royal Canin $2.00 can a day

  3. Raw food - 75 lb / $95 feeds 6 months or $1.25 / per 1 lb = 5 oz $0.39 a day 

  • Click Here for the recipe provided by Feline Nutrition Foundation.


The other option for providing your cat with the raw food diet is to buy it pre-made.

This food is nutritionally balanced and is a great alternative from making the food yourself.

  • If you would like to purchase a Pre-made premium raw food that we recommend: Viva Raw Food

  • If you make purchase via this affiliate link, the discount code of 20% will be automatically applied.

Raw Chicken Food recipe we use.

In our Cattery we use One Page Guide: Easy Recipe for Success.


Making your own ground raw diet at home gives you the most control over what goes into your cat’s food, allowing you to select the meats and supplements you use. It is also the most economical way to feed a raw diet. It takes a bit of your time and some miscellaneous equipment is also needed, but it’s worth it.



Get set up:

 You’ll need a few things to get started: a grinder capable of handling small bones, a sharp knife, medium and large mixing bowls, plastic or glass freezable containers or resealable plastic freezer bags, ear plugs, gloves, a kitchen scale, a large washable cutting board, and most of all, freezer space.

The recipe:

4.4 pounds of chicken thighs with bone* 7 ounces raw chicken liver 14 ounces raw chicken hearts 4 raw egg yolks 8 fluid ounces of water.

The supplements:

 2000 mg Taurine 4000 mg salmon or small fish oil, 200 IU Vitamin E, dry form 200 mg Vitamin B Complex, 1.5 teaspoon Lite Iodized salt, 4 teaspoons Psyllium husk powder (optional). Or You can use a supplement Pre-mix. Be sure the mix you use is specifically intended for use with ground raw meat with bones

Putting it all together:

*Remove the skin from half of the chicken thighs and the bones from 20 to 25% of the chickens. * After this make sure to weigh your food you re preparing. Cut up and reserve some of the meat to add as chunks later. If you can’t get hearts, then substitute more chicken meat and add an additional 4000 mg of taurine. Open the supplement capsules (except from the fish oil). Put this into a bowl. Add the egg yolks and water and mix. Grind the meat with bones, livers and hearts, adding them alternately along with the whole fish oil capsules. When it is all grounded, add the egg mixture and the chunks and mix again. The last step is to portion out the mixture into containers or bags and freeze them immediately.*If you making a large portion for instance of 50 lb chicken you can use 10lb of boneless chicken thighs or chicken breast and remove skin from the other 15lb. 


If you purchase Viva Raw through our link, you will get 20% off of your purchase. You get free shipping if you order over $250 worth of food. This is the most cost-effective way to purchase Viva Raw if you have the freezer space to store the food.  

* We never attempt to deceive people, we disclose that we do receive a benefit when you purchase Viva Raw through our links. With Viva Raw, we get credit towards our purchase of their product.

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Why Raw? 

Raw feeding is best for Bengal cats because cats are strict, obligate carnivores with characteristic dentition and a short digestive system. They rely on animal tissue for nutrients and require a high protein for their heath and servival; as well as fat diets and a dietary source of taurine rather than the high carbohydrate content typically found in commercial pet food today.


Viva Raw consistently offers turkey, chicken, beef, duck, and rabbit.

Viva Raw is a small batch, raw food company local to us in North Carolina. They currently offer five, single protein meat, bone, and organ products - Rabbit, Duck, Chicken, Turkey & Beef - in both ground and chunked versions, as well as their new complete balanced diets in Turkey, Chicken, Beef & Duck - available in both ground & chunked versions as well! All products are 100% human grade and responsibly sourced.

Viva Raw’s Pure recipe is balanced at an ideal ratio for most cats: 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, and 10% secreting organ. All recipes include liver; the beef includes liver and kidney; the rabbit includes liver, kidney, and lung. Hearts are in all recipes. All poultry recipes include hearts and gizzards; hearts and gizzards are appropriately considered muscle meat, not organs.

We know not everyone has time nor desire to make their own raw food for their cats and dogs. Viva Raw is an affordable option in providing your cats with their appropriate diet. We love that Viva Raw provides an option for ground meals or chunked. If your cats are experienced raw eaters than chunked The chewing of the chunks act like a toothbrush working their gums and teeth, providing cats with  good oral care. Ground is great option for younger kittens  or older senior cats.

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