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Pat McKay RAW FOOD Basic Recipe
Our own domestic cats and dogs must eat live food just as carnivores do in the
wild to be at their optimum health.
The Raw Food Basic Recipe for preparing meals for your cats and dogs is 75% raw ground meat
and 25% raw ground or steamed/mashed vegetables
To prepare one cup (8 ounces) of food: 3/4 cup (6 ounces) of raw meat and 1/4
cup (2 ounces) of vegetables.
To prepare a larger amount: 6 cups (3 pounds) of raw meat to 2 cups (1
pound) of vegetables.
You may prepare sufficient amounts for your family of animals on a daily
basis or you may prepare large amounts and freeze it in packages containing
enough for their daily food.
You may have an animal that eats 1 tablespoon a day or you may have an
animal that consumes 6 cups a day. No matter what the size of your animal
the 75/25 proportions remain the same.
Proteins, the best to feed are: Raw egg yolks, beef, lamb, chicken, turkey,
buffalo, venison, elk, emu, ostrich, all fit for human consumption.
, the best to feed are: broccoli, zucchini and any other winter or
summer squashes, kale, chard, dandelion, Romaine lettuce, Chinese cabbage,
celery, asparagus, and pumpkin. (Even canned pumpkin is fine as long as the
label says 100% pure pumpkin.) (If you have a healthy animal, you may
include root vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, etc.)
The only supplement a healthy dog/cat needs is one that has calcium and magnesium. The product should have 2-3 times the amount of calcium as compared to magnesium. For the necessary vitamin D to absorb the calcium/magnesium, my suggestion is to give Cod liver oil. Boron and other trace minerals necessary for the absorption and utilization of calcium and magnesium, your animal will get in their vegetables. The best source of D is for your animal to be out in the sunshine; however, that is not always available for many animals. If your animal can tolerate dairy, you can give plain organic yogurt or white cheese as treats to supplement their need for calcium. It you are willing to take the time
and effort to pulverize organic egg shells to a fine powder, then you can use that calcium. If either the dairy products or the egg shells cause any bowel problems, then you will know you cannot use them, so please check the stools thoroughly. (See list of bowel problems in the BONE information below.) All supplements that you buy for your animals should be products for human consumption.
Other supplements may be needed for animals who are ill; however, they should be selected with great care, because often you could be feeding and/or giving energy to the very bacterium, virus, or fungus that your animal's body is fighting.
The only foods that should pass your cat or dog's lips are raw meat, raw egg yolks,
raw poultry, raw or steamed vegetables and supplements. All food should be for
Any food labeled for animals cannot be trusted. Even the
companies producing raw foods for cats and dogs have filler ingredients. Do not
believe the marketing ploys of animal food companies.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, there is one company putting out food for
human consumption according to my recipes. Harmony Farms in La Crescenta.
818-248-3068. For all animals with any illness of any kind, the recipe you should
be giving your dogs/cats is called Pat McKay Candida-Free. Harmony Farms also
produces my original recipe that has root vegetables; however, this is to be fed to
healthy dogs and cats only. Root vegetables, because they contain high amounts of
sugar and starch (albeit natural) will, for instance, feed unfriendly yeast and
tumors. BONE is a four-letter word: The reason you cannot feed the bones of farm
animals is because they are not fresh kill. Prey that they catch in the wild is
raw, fresh and alive. The bones are still soft, supple, hydrated and full of
nutrients. Bones from farm animals have been dead for days, weeks, or
months. Rigor mortis sets in right after death and the bones become hard,
brittle, dehydrated; the nutrients are dead and gone. What is left is a gritty
substance that causes severe pancreatitis, leaky-gut, irritable bowel, impacted
bowel, chalky and bloody stools, diarrhea, constipation, all of which are
devastating to the gastrointestinal system. Yes, you can occasionally give some
dogs or cats bones for dessert; however, people often take things to the
extreme, give them as a meal and give them too often. After what I have seen
in the past several years, I am now opposed to feeding bone…ground or
whole…except an occasional bone for dessert to chew on for pleasure. And
even that needs to be evaluated depending on the individual dog/cat, how
voraciously s/he goes after the bone, whether that particular dog/cat can
digest it, and what it looks like when it comes out the other end. If there are
any digestive problems, do not give bones. If there are any chalky or bloody
stools, diarrhea or constipation, do not give bones.
NO bones of any kind, whole or ground, should be fed to cats and dogs as part
of their main meal. The main meal should be 75% raw meat and 25% raw or
steamed vegetables. As a part of the 75% meat, 20% of that should be organ
meats: heart, liver, kidney, spleen, gizzards, and 20% should be fat and/or
skin. So the breakdown is 35% muscle meat, 20% organ meat, 20% fat, and
25% vegetable (carbohydrates). These percentages are a guideline. Every
meal will not contain exactly that amount unless you buy my ready-to-eat
meals from Harmony Farms. (I receive no royalty or any remuneration from
Harmony Farms. I gave them my recipes.) (I'm glad to give these recipes to
any other company who wants to produce them.)
The only treats that should be given to your cats and dogs are tiny pieces of
raw meat or fish. Sardines are very high in calcium. (Harmony Farms has
fresh sardines. However, even canned sardines as a treat occasionally is fine.)
For training purposes, you may give tiny pieces of roasted meat, because it
certainly isn't convenient to carry raw meat in your pocket.
The following are a list of No-No's for dogs and cats:
NO grains, cereals, bread, rice, pasta, dairy, fruit, yeast, pork, rabbit, soy,
ground bone, bone meal, egg shells, alfalfa, kelp (or any other herbs),
canned/dry foods, dehydrated foods, commercial cat/dog treats, milk bones,
rawhide, pigs' ears, nylabones, etc.
NO vegetables with hulls (peas, corn, beans, etc).
NO nightshade vegetables: white potatoes, raw tomatoes, eggplant, peppers,
or iceberg lettuce or raw spinach. (Steamed spinach is fine.)
When dogs or cats have an illness of any kind,
NO root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beets, etc). Later on when symptoms
are gone, some cats or dogs may have some root vegetables depending on their
body's response to them.
For all dogs and cats:
NO drugs, chemicals, or poisons, including vaccines, frontline, advantage,
advantix, program, heartgard, antihistamines, antibiotics, rimadyl, benadryl,
flagyl, steroids, etc. Natural solutions to all of these drugs, chemicals, and
poisons are available.
There are always exceptions to the above No-No's, so if you have any specific
questions, I am happy to answer them for you.
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