This has by far been my most successful way of getting cats to eat a wet food when they are accustomed to eating only dry cat food. Why cats prefer this recipe over a commercial canned cat food remains unknown. The cats I have tried this on did.

When transitioning to raw cat food it is essential that your cat is eating some kind of wet food to start, into which the new raw food can be mixed. Initially, yummy wet food is used to hide minute amounts of raw food. When the cat shows no rejection, the amount of raw food is gradually increased while the wet food portion is proportionally reduced. In the later stage a small amount of wet food may be used to lace the raw food with a familiar taste.

The transition period serves the purpose of gradually getting your cat accustomed to an unknown food which might otherwise be approached with total rejection out of fear of the unfamiliar.

Please note: simply using cooked meat will often not do. There is something about the aroma and texture of canned meat which cats really like. Therefore, you will have to can a supply of your own meat to follow these suggestions. Instructions on how to can meat are found here. All this might seem a bit overwhelming, but once you have everything in place, it really is not difficult at all! Please, do not use canned meat from the store. It contains too much salt!

Pictorial Preparation Instructions:

1. The magic ingredients:

  • one 500ml jar of canned meat (contains 400g actual meat)
  • 2 Tbsp (20 gram) TCfeline premix
  • one raw egg yolk
2. Open jar and empty content including the juice into a blender.
Hmmm … smells good. Our little lynxpoint Siamese boy “Malaki” will help to demonstrate.
3. Add raw egg yolk. Most cats love raw egg yolk!
4. Add the TCfeline premix. Most cats really like it and would eat the premix plain.
5. Add 1/4 cup of water for consistency. Otherwise the food is much too firm once refrigerated.
6. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly. The smoother, the better. Transfer finished food into a storage container and refrigerate unused portion for up to two days.
At the beginning, your cat might require a little help with eating, especially if he or she is used to picking kibble out of a dish instead of lapping or licking wet food. Dab a little on your cat’s paw or nose to giver him or her a taste. Finger feeding might be required for a few days before your cat feels confident enough to eat the new food alone.Finger feeding is bonding, but can be a real test of your patience, too. Designate a time of the day to feed your cat when you are not trying to do a hundred other things. Relax and enjoy.