For those of you who haven’t read my accountability thread Full Metal Keto, I have been charming a wild ferel cat to become my pet. I think he’s kind of a scavenger eating whatever he can find. He’s quite healthy looking for a ferel cat. Nice fur, but a bit lean I think.
I used to leave dry kibble outside after my cat was kidnaped by a neighbor who didn’t know me while I was in Florida for two months over Christmas. I had left her before for the same amount of time without any problems. But last time a raccoon learned about the cat door, got in and ate all her food every time it was refilled and made a bit of a mess checking out my house and with his daily visits, and scared my timid cat into hanging around the house she was raised at where an old lady had died and new people lived there. They captured her and took her to the animal shelter and she got adopted a week before I figured out what happened. So I lost my patiently tamed ferel cat.
Enter Sylvester (the name I have settled on because of the cartoon and the species name, Felis silvestris catus). He’s been coming around off and on for over a year sometimes eating the kibble I had left outside. There are many ferel cats where I live, wooded areas near the railroad tracks that go behind my house sustain them for the most part. He would never let me near him until he showed up recently looking pretty thin. I am out of kibble and gave him canned tuna. He inhaled it. He’s gotten friendly with me and let’s me pet him and scratch his neck. This has been going on a couple of days so I want to adopt him, get him looked at by a vet and neutered.
I thought about my KETO eating and how cats are meant to be pure carnivores. I am going to do right by this fella, and read up this morning a bit on raw meat diets for cats. I think he’s accustomed to eating raw foods. Tuna and fish in general isn’t really good for cats, it wasn’t part of the savannah diet cats evolved with in Africa, the origin of house cats. So I am wondering if any of you are feeding your cat a raw carnivore diet? I have access to freshly killed gophers and wood rats and occasional voles. Also thinking chicken livers and necks. Cats apparently don’t need the fats as much as protein so leaner meats are recommended.
Thanks for reading and feedback would be greatly appreciated.