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The following is an extremely hard multiple answer test. Should you fail this test, then don't worry. Most people do fail this test on the first try. It takes the average person 10 tries before passing this test.

Let's begin!

  1. How many times should a *mature* dog or cat be fed each day:
    1. 1,000,000 times per day
    2. 100,000 times perd day
    3. 1,000 times per day
    4. 1 time per day
  2. How many times should a *puppy* or *kitten* be fed each day:
    1. Never because they will get full eating your shoes especially if its a puppy
    2. Anywhere from 2 to 6 times per day depending on their age
  3. What is the single *most* important supplement to give pets eating a wholesome raw meat diet:
    1. Conrete, it's loaded with mineral including iron
    2. Kryptonite — it may weaken Superman but it's awesome for our pets
    3. Calcium
  4. Realizing that *calcium* is the single *most* important supplement to give pets eating a wholesome raw meat diet, the question is why?
    1. None of the below
    2. Calcium is the single most important supplement because meat is naturally high in phosphorus yet low in calcium. So we give extra calcium to our pets because they need up to twice as much calcium as phosphorus.
  5. Since our pets should eat *as much as they want* at each meal, how much do we feed them?
    1. We remove their food before they have finished.
    2. We follow the directions on the bag of the commercial pet food.
    3. We let our pets eat as much as they want at each meal.
  6. Are cats *herbivores* (vegetarians) or *carnivores* (hunters who eat meat)?
    1. Cats are definitely herbivores and that's why we feed them hay.
    2. Cats are carnivores — meat eaters.
  7. Are dogs *herbivores* (vegetarians) or *carnivores* (hunters who eat meat)?
    1. Dogs are definitely herbivores and that's why we feed them hay.
    2. Dogs are carnivores — meat eaters.
  8. We must *soft boil* eggs before feeding because?
    1. The avidin in eggs can prevent the body from absorbing B vitamins.
  9. Since raw meat naturally contains *taurine*, an amino acid that is especially important to cats, do we need to give a taurine supplement?
    1. Yes.
    2. No.
  10. True or false, a wholesome *raw* meat diet requires you to cook the meat?
    1. True.
    2. False.

The Differences Between Our Pets

Although I have provided information for feeding dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on separate pages so you can get information, tips and techniques that specifically relates to your situation, much of the information is similar or the same. So I thought, I would take this opportunity to highlight the significant differences between dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Ratio of meat and vegetables:

  • Mature Dogs:
  • 2 parts meat to 1 part vegetables
  • Mature Cats:
  • 3 parts meat to 1 part vegetables
  • Puppies:
  • 3 parts meat to 1 part vegetables
  • Kittens:
  • 3 parts meat to 1 part vegetables

Not all cats are going to eat vegetables. While not all cats will eat vegetables, some will. In some situations, I have also not fed dogs vegetables. Ultimately, meat is the most important aspect of the diet for both dogs and cats. But vegetables can and do play a valuable role, more so for dogs.

Feedings per day:

  • Age
  • Feedings Per Day
  • 1 - 3 months
  • 4 to 6 times per day
  • 3 - 6 months
  • 3 to 4 times per day
  • 6 - 12 months
  • 2 times per day
  • 1 year and older
  • once per day

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Did you know that... Dr. Pottenger found that during his 10 year cat study with over 900 cats that the cats fed raw meat over their life span showed resistance to infections, to fleas, and to various other parasites, and showed no signs of allergies. They are friendly and predictable in their behavior patterns. When thrown or dropped as much as 6 feet to test co-ordination, they always landed on their feet and came back for more play. Now you know!

source: Pottenger’s Cats: A Study In Nutrition by Francis M. Pottenger, M.D.

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