WOW! good info, good links, not a crazy cat-person, consulted with cat veterinarians, good site design “…Cats, don’t forget, derive nutrition from eating other animals, and cannot biologically derive the same nutritional benefits from plant based sources as humans do. Blueberries, whole grains, flax seed, kale, dandelion root, and other plant ingredients are perfectly lovely for humans. But we’re not obligate carnivores. Our cats are. They may be ‘domesticated,’ they may sleep indoors on fleece beds, they may wear sparkly rhinestone collars — but none of that transforms them into having the enzymatic pathways they would need to derive nutritional benefits from plants. Cats are carnivores. Period. …
absolutely essential components that must be included in the ratios and amounts specified or you risk throwing your cat’s diet dangerously off balance. Perhaps the most important thing to get right is the calcium-to-phosphorus ratio, which is most easily achieved by feeding whole carcasses. If you’re preparing your own cat food and are not using real bone in the correct amounts, you cannot just skip adding a form of bioavailable calcium to the diet. An all-meat diet is frightfully unbalanced.
In other words, please do not improvise …”♥♥♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥v♥♥♥♥♥PLEASE READ THIS DVM’s WHOLE PAGE http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm#With_Bones….or_Without_Bones