Everyone warns us to use vet approved cat food recipes. But are these free vet approved recipes online actually complete for cats?

The articles say they are “medically reviewed” by DVMs. But most of these “vet approved” recipes include inappropriate ingredients for cats. And none of the recipes provide a nutritional analysis.

Well, I pay for diet formulation software created by a pet food formulator and a vet. And I took 3 vet approved recipes from top articles, plugged it into the software, and found…

All 3 were deficient in essential nutrients.

Recipe 1: Vet approved chicken and rice feast

This “vet approved” cat food recipe is deficient in the following essential amino acids (basically every single one):

  • Tryptophan
  • Threonine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Methionine – Cystine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Phenylalanine – Tyrosine
  • Valine
  • Arginine
  • Taurine

This recipe is also deficient in vitamins D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, and choline.

There isn’t enough calcium, chloride, iron, copper, zinc, or iodine in this recipe either.

These are major nutritional deficiencies that will cause harm. Especially if this is the only diet the cat parent is feeding.

Recipe 2: Vet approved raw chicken and salmon

This cat food recipe is deficient in vitamins D, E, B1, and choline. And it’s deficient in minerals potassium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, and iodine.

I’m glad there is a pro-raw vet who supports homemade diets. However, we need to feed a complete raw recipe.

One of the main reasons vets argue against raw feeding is nutritional deficiencies!

Recipe 3: Chicken and pumpkin

This recipe lacks proper calcium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, and iodine essential minerals.

It is also deficient in vitamins D, B1, and choline.

These recipes show up at the top of Google search results when you search for vet approved cat food recipes.

I’m glad that more veterinarians are open to cat parents feeding a homemade diet. That’s great!

But we need to make sure the recipes are complete and provide all essential nutrients.

How many cat parents are taking these incomplete recipes and just going with it? Only because they are labeled “vet approved”!

Unfortunately, the cats will suffer. There are major nutritional deficiencies in these recipes.

So how are we supposed to make cat food at home properly? What’s the best recipe? Don’t worry, I’m here to help.

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I’m Jess, that’s my boss Jericho. And I’ve been where you are.

I understand the frustration you feel trying to figure out how to make cat food on your own.

That’s exactly why I started my business and created the Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit course.

I’ve learned the hard way over and over again with my cats growing up eating processed food. Diabetes, stroke, dehydration, CKD, liver failure, and shortened lives. I’m here to help you take control of your cat’s diet and make your cat’s food safely and confidently.

Ready to make homemade cat food?

Benefits cat parents report after switching to homemade raw

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Cats get more energy and become more playful

Playing is the indoor version of hunting. And it’s extremely beneficial for our cat’s mental stimulation and overall happiness.

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No more starving your cat

Overweight and obese cats lose weight naturally switching to a species-appropriate raw diet. No more special diets or cutting back on food.

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Relief that your cat is getting the best

No more worrying about your cat not getting proper nutrients. Raw diets are full of natural nutrients that nourish our cats from the inside out.

How Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit course works

Step 1: Buy Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit course

You can purchase Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit here. This self-paced video course shows you how to make homemade cat food. If your cat is currently eating dry/wet processed food, you can bundle Switch to Raw Blueprint and save 25%. Just hit add to cart and the offer will pop up!

Step 2: Follow the meal plan

Every week is planned out for you to take away the stress and guesswork. I’ve done all the planning so you don’t have to!

Step 3: Your cat is finally eating homemade raw

Now you can relax and sigh a big sigh of relief that you have complete control over your cat’s diet.

Here’s what’s included in Homemade Cat Food Starter Kit course

✅ Instant access so you can get started today

✅ Lifetime access to all content and future updates so you can go at your own pace

✅ Video guides showing you exactly how to feed our cats properly

✅ Printable, digital, and Notion planners to help you stay organized and track progress

✅ Week-by-week guidance to help you plan when and where to buy ingredients, how to meal prep cat food quickly, and how to switch from commercial fresh food to homemade

✅ My favorite meal prep supplies and places to buy ingredients

✅ Complete recipes for healthy adult cats with a nutritional analysis (raw meaty bones, raw boneless, and cooked)

✅ Use the course over and over again for all future cats in your life!

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