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    Lamb Meal for Cats

    Lamb Meal (another favourite)

    200 grams chopped lamb meat
    1 jar (120g) pumpkin (organic pureed baby food)
    1 heaped tbsp
    plain organic yoghurt
    2 tsp
    *supplement mix
    1 capsule
    probiotic
    1 tablet
    digestive enzyme
    600mg calcium carbonate (or ½ tsp powdered egg shell)
    1 tsp flaxseed oil
    200iu Vitamin E


    My cats really like lamb meat. Unfortunately I cannot put lamb bones through my mincing machine, I learnt that the hard way with my last unfortunate machine!


    Lamb is not as high in essential fatty acids as chicken meat. However it does contain lots of potassium, lots of taurine (essential for cats) and it is high in iron. I sometimes add minced chicken bone to the mix but in this recipe I have added calcium in the form of calcium carbonate or ground egg shells. Whilst totally inferior to the quality of calcium found in healthy raw bones, this ensures that calcium is being balanced with the high phosphorus in the meat. (Pitcairn et al 2005)
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    Other healthy additions to the above recipes are:

    - finely chopped fresh parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin C, A, calcium, magnesium, and iron. It prevents cancer, reduces bad breath, and contains antibacterial properties. It is a natural diuretic to flush kidneys (Messonnier 2001)

    - finely chopped fresh wheatgrass (source of phytonutrients) is an antioxidant and is known to lower inflammation. It contains vitamins A, Bs, C, several minerals, protein, enzymes, which aid digestion, improves the immune system and is a major source of chlorophyll. Grown in pots, the cats like to chew on it occasionally (essential if they are indoor cats).

    - I sometimes add a spoonful of grain to their meals in the form of cooked brown rice, rolled oats (that have been soaked in water) or some cooked barley. They provide nutrients and fibre. However they should not be given to a pet with diabetes. (Brown 2006)

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