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18 oz can tuna (in oil)
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups flour
3/4 cups water

Mix all ingredients well, kneading just to combine. On floured surface, roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into little squares or other shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., and Susan Hubble Pitcairn's
Quick Feline Meatfest
From Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
Along with ease of preparation, this recipe boasts a calcium-balanced way to feed your cat chunks of meat, which help exercise his teeth and gums. (If you were to mix chunks of meat with grains for your cat, he'd probably pick out the chunks, eat them and leave the grains.)

This recipe is intended to be fed on an occasional basis
and not for regular use

1 cup raw or cooked chicken or turkey with skin (or chuck, hamburger or heart)
1 1/2 teaspoon bone meal (or 600 milligrams calcium or 1/3 teaspoon eggshell powder)

Break up the poultry or meat only enough so you can mix in the bone meal and so your cat can manage it.

Daily ration (in cups): small - 1/4 to 1/2; medium - 1/2 to 2/3; large - 3/4 to one.

Anitra Frazier's
"The Superfinicky Owner's
I'll-Do-Anything-For-My-Cat Diet"

From The New Natural Cat: A Complete Guide for Finicky Owners

60 percent protein - Use raw ground chuck, raw organic chicken or raw organic egg yolk; cooked egg white; tofu (only in small amounts); cooked chicken, turkey, lamb or beef (no cooked poultry bones)

20 percent vegetable - Use finely grated raw zucchini or carrot; finely chopped alfalfa sprouts; lightly steamed broccoli, carrot or corn; baked winter squash; Chinese broccoli in garlic sauce; a little yam or sweet potato

20 percent grain - Use soaked oat bran; cooked barley, millet, oat flakes, brown rice, teff, quinoa, amaranth, sweet corn, or mashed potato

Into each portion add:
1 teaspoon Vita-Mineral Mix

1 1/2 cups yeast powder (any food yeast: brewers, tarula, or nutritional)
1/4 cup kelp powder or 1/4 cup mixed trace mineral powder
1 cup lecithin granules
2 cups wheat bran
2 cups bone meal, calcium lactate, or calcium gluconate

Mix together and store in a covered container. Be sure to refrigerate (everything but the lecithin and minerals perish at room temperature).

1/4 teaspoon feline enzymes (for the first month only, then they're optional)

Once a week, give each cat:
1 capsule 400 units vitamin E (use alpha tocopherol, cats cannot digest mixed tocopherols) and 1 capsule vitamin A & D (10,000 units A and 400 units D). Puncture the capsules with a pin and squirt the contents onto the cat's food or, if your cat objects to the taste of vitamins, give as a liquid medication.


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A Vegetarian's Dilemma

As a vegetarian, I would like to give a little introduction to the information provided on diet. I believe that humans can have optimal health and happiness on a vegetarian or vegan diet, however, our companion animals, cats in particular, do not fare as well. Writing about the quality of meats in commercial foods, feeding raw, etc., I felt an uncomfortable twinge when referring to other domestic animals merely as meat. There is no easy answer to this question for me. If we continue to keep omnivorous and carnivorous animals as companions, then a certain number of cows, sheep, fish, pigs, goats, chickens and
other animals will have to be slaughtered in order to feed them.

In a perfect world, this would not be the case.

In a better world, only our animal companions would be eating meat, ending the cruel, environmentally hazardous and unhealthy practice of factory farming.