Getting the nutrition right for our Maine Coon kittens, breeding adults, and retirees is of the utmost importance at EuroCoons Maine Coon Cattery. Our cats' diet is the foundation of overall health and wellness. As strict carnivores, cats depend entirely on the nutrients only found in animal flesh. While cats occasionally consume small amounts of plant matter, they do not have a physiological ability to digest fruits and vegetables properly.
Because of this, our Maine Coons kittens and cats are raised on a heavily researched and balanced diet of raw meat, organs, and ground bones. The goal is to invest in our cats' overall health throughout their lifetime, from kitten through adulthood, and help them avoid severe, painful, and costly illnesses related to poor or cheap diets. Therefore, upon entering their new homes, this diet plan must continue for our cats and kittens for life.
- 83-85% raw meat
- 7-10% edible bones
- 5-10% organ meat (half of that being liver)
These numbers may vary depending on the protein mix you choose but always are within the required range.
We chose NuVet as our source for supplements due to their exceptional attention to detail when creating the products. For optimal health, all ingredients are minimally processed (cold pressed) for maximum nutritional value extraction. Also, the ingredients are organically sourced and have the widest variety of vitamins, minerals, and holistic nutrients on the market.
In addition, we recommend our new owners add a few more key ingredients to their kitten's diet. We recommend high-quality omega supplements, additional taurine, and B vitamin complex, which they can purchase on sites like Chewy.com and Revivalanimal.
It is no secret that cats are natural hunters. They have evolved to thrive on prey animals such as mice, rabbits, and birds. Cats do not produce the enzymes required to digest carbohydrates or vegetation, often used as a cheap "filler" for kibble or poor-quality canned food. At EuroCoons, all of our Maine Coons sustain on a raw diet. This difference is visibly apparent in their appearance:
A High-quality and natural diet (the kind your cat's ancestors thrived on) is simply the best option for your pet's health, even for the pickiest of eaters. We love our cats and value a quality raw diet above any other option. At EuroCoons Maine Coon Cattery, the blend we serve features natural, unprocessed food: real meat with no fillers, hormones, antibiotics, or grains. The results speak for themselves!
Red meat can cause dark brown stools. When continuing your new EuroCoons Maine Coon cat's diet of predominantly red meats, you can expect their stools to become darker in color. Additionally, white chalk-like stool can indicate too much bone in the diet (not a problem). Loose stools can mean too many organ meats in the diet, which you want to control. That is why we do not grind our own and turn that responsibility to professional raw food companies that will get all ratios just right.
It is also important to note that not all raw food is alike. We base the recommendations we make for Darwin's Natural Cat Food or Hare Today Cat Food on a few things. Continuous research, holistic veterinarian input, and our trials and flourishing results. Improperly sourcing raw food for your Maine Coon cat or kitten could lead to serious health problems and vitamin deficiencies.
It is important to note that we do not feed kibble of any kind to our Maine Coon cats and kittens. Dry kibble is usually over-processed, which detrimentally changes the nutritional value of the ingredients used. It is also much too low in water content and too high in carbohydrates, leading to weight issues, dehydration, and many other health problems in cats.
While the cheaper option, dry kibble, is less strict and, most importantly, holistically unregulated than raw food. This lack of holistic governance can lead to food contamination with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, storage mites/cockroaches and their feces, and more. Moreover, dry foods are not refrigerated, which can lead to mold contamination due to improper storage like hot shipping warehouses or at your home for months before serving to your cat.
In addition, countless research articles show that a dry food diet links to far more allergies and digestive problems than most owners realize. That's not to mention cancer and heart failure, even in dogs. Feeding a controlled raw food diet allows owners to understand what their feline friends are truly ingesting. It makes deciphering the source of food-related allergies or sensitivities far easier. Also, feeding a kitten kibble can cause havoc in health well before they turn a year old. For example, taurine deficiency related to improper balances in dry food can cause HCM to present itself even with negative genetic results in both parents and otherwise healthy kittens from the start. It is also essential to note that no cats of any age should ever consume dog food. So if you plan on adding a kitty to your pack, please ensure the dog food is not within your new cat's reach. A great idea would be to eliminate kibble from the house, give your dog a gift of health and a longer life span, and transfer them on raw!