Viva Raw’s cat food recipes are great quality and made in USDA kitchens. All of their raw foods are high protein – 60% on a dry matter basis.

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Viva Raw sells complete food that is complete as is and pure blends that require supplements for homemade food.

What’s the difference?

For Cats complete food is complete and balanced as is for adult cats and kittens. Do not add supplements.

Pure blends are base mixes for homemade food that include meats, bones, and organs and require supplements to make a complete meal for cats.

I will review both options in this guide.

Viva Raw pros:

  • 6 protein choices provide excellent variety
  • Packed in small batches in USDA kitchens
  • Same excellent quality meat that stocks Whole Foods and restaurants
  • Viva Raw is transparent and shares a lot of behind the scenes on Instagram
  • They implement changes based on customer feedback
  • On Susan Thixton’s 2024 list
  • For cats is complete for adult cats and kittens
  • Pure blends require supplements and makes homemade cat food easy

Viva Raw cons:

  • No mental stimulation from chewing on raw meaty bones
  • More costly than feeding homemade raw

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Viva Raw complete and pure come in 5 protein options:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Rabbit

And Viva Raw comes out with seasonal protein specials throughout the year.

So far, we have tested all 5 of the complete and pure proteins plus their seasonal proteins emu & venison, bison, elk, and goat.

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Viva Raw for Cats complete food

Viva Raw’s for Cats complete food is complete and balanced for all life stages. That means seniors, adults, and kittens can eat this food as is. No supplements or additions are required.

This is the cleanest complete commercial raw food you will find!

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Viva uses whole foods to complete the food. There are only three added supplements!

The fish oil powder is a combination of anchovy, salmon, and mackerel. All of which are wild-caught. Straight from the owner, Zach.

Jericho tested beef, turkey, and chicken proteins. He loved all three! Watch below:

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Click on the nutrition tab, and you’ll see that it is complete and balanced for all life stages. That means seniors, adult cats, and kittens can all eat this food. You do not need to add anything to it.

My mom’s 4 cats tested duck and rabbit. They all dug in right away! Watch below:

Pure blends

Viva Raw’s Pure blends are great for cat parents who want an easier approach to homemade raw.

Their Pure blends include meats, bones, and organs to which you would add supplements. There is a recipe for a DIY premix and an all-in-one premix option below.

I used Viva Raw’s variety pack along with Alnutrin for meat and bone supplements to make homemade cat food for my mom’s 4 cats. Watch in the video below:

All 4 of them loved it! They licked the mixing bowl, the packages, and their plates clean.

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DIY supplement for Viva Raw Pure blends

This DIY supplement recipe from Viva Raw is formulated specifically for their recipes and their nutritional profiles.

For every 1 lb of Viva Raw Pure, add:

Note: Viva Raw updated their packs. Each pack is 1 pound. Double the recipe if you are using 2 pounds.

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Alnutrin for meat and bone supplement premix

Purchase Alnutrin for meat and bone from their website.

Get meal prep supplies on Amazon: US, CA, UK.

Follow the instructions on the bag also listed on their website and in the video above.

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