A cat that lives on a farm may or may not have access to fresh food every day. Instead, it may eat meat scraps, produce from the farm’s garden or any other available food sources.
Cats are predators and require a high-quality diet that includes proteins and essential vitamins and minerals. Therefore, if fed a diet consisting primarily of animal products (meat, poultry etc.), they may not get the necessary nutrients they need if they’re also living on a farm where those meats often contain low levels of protein and other important minerals.
If your cat lives on a farm and has adequate access to fresh water that isn’t contaminated with livestock waste (or anything else), then there shouldn’t be any major concerns. However, in some cases – especially if the feline spends significant amounts of time outdoors – manure can contain harmful elements that could potentially harm your cat’s health should it ingest it in significant quantities.
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One pro of a raw meat/bones diet is that it offers more variety and thus encourages your pet to eat their meals. Not only that, but some think that the lack of processing means that the nutrients in the food are more intact which can help boost digestion and overall health.
However, there are also some cons to a farmer’s dog food diet consisting predominantly of raw meat/bones including potential intestinal blockages from undigested material (in particular if your dog has class 3 hepatic problems), risk of disease transmission (from bacteria or parasites present on raw meats) and possible weight gain as a result of over-indulgence in high-quality protein sources. Ultimately, it’s up to you – or your veterinarian – to decide how healthy your pet would be on a raw meat/bones based diet with those risks considered.
What are some of the classic foods that are recommended for a Goldendoodle?
Some common foods that are considered ideal for a Goldendoodle include: chicken, lamb, beef, salmon, peanut butter cookies, carrots and apple slices. These choices provide adequate sources of protein as well as other important nutrients and minerals such as potassium and vitamin A. Additionally, they tend to be low in calories so they won’t cause your pooch to pack on unwanted pounds. Many Goldendoodles also enjoy treats such as biscuits or cake which can provide additional nutrition and satisfies their sweet tooth!
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