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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I AM NOW MAKING CAT FOOD AND MY CATS ARE DOING BETTER,NO MORE

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I AM NOW MAKING CAT FOOD AND MY CATS ARE DOING BETTER,NO MORE RUNNY EYES AND THEY ARE LOOSING WEITHG.THE ARE HEAVY .THE OLDER ONE 8 YRS OLD HAS STARTED TO PLSY WITH HIS TOYS ALONE AND RUNNING AROUND THE HOUSE HAVING FUN.MY QUESTION IS IS IT OK TO GIVE THE ONLY LIVER ,FOR THEIR INNERS?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Liver can be a treat but never the sole ingredient because of potential vitamin A toxicosis. I can give you a balanced home-cooked recipe for the normal 8 year old cat. Just tell me which primary protein source you prefer to feed - chicken, turkey, ground beef, lamb, tuna, whitefish, salmon, or tofu?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok ,chicken ,ground beef and tuna are available here
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i HAVE BEEN MIXING THE LIVER WITH COOKED HAMBURG,KIELBASA.ALSO GIVING THE CANNED TUNA AND ADDED OIL.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
chicken breast, without skin, cooked 6 ouncesrice, white, long-grain, cooked, 1/2 cupcanola oil, 5 tspsalt substitute (potassium chloride), 1/4 tspbone meal powder, 3/4 tspsalt, iodized (sodium chloride), 1/8 tspmultivitamin & mineral tablet, kids complete, 1 eachtaurine powder, 1000 mg per 1/2 tsp, 1/4 tspTotal kcal as prepared = 594 kcal the daily amount for a 25 lbs of cats ground beef, 10% fat, cooked, 6 ouncesrice, white, long-grain, cooked, 1/2 cupcanola oil, 1 tbspsalt substitute (potassium chloride), 1/8 tspbone meal powder, 1 tspsalt, iodized (sodium chloride), 1/8 tspmultivitamin & mineral tablet, kids complete, 1/2 eachtaurine powder, 1000 mg per 1/4 tsp, 1/4 tspTotal kcal as prepared = 625 kcal (similar feeding as cited above) tuna, in oil, canned, drained, 4 ouncesegg, large, hard-boiled, 1 eachrice, white, long-grain, cooked, 1/2 cupcanola oil, 1 tbspsalt substitute (potassium chloride), 1/4 tspbone meal powder, 3/4 tspsalt, iodized (sodium chloride), 1/8 tspmultivitamin & mineral tablet, kids complete, 1/2 eachtaurine powder, 1000 mg per 1/4 tsp, 1/4 tspTotal kcal as prepared = 531 kcal (similar feeding as above) Your ingredients sound delicious but I can't know if they represent a balanced diet. The above recipes are nicely balanced. bon appetit!
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
OK,THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
You're quite welcome! I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.

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