Nutrition & Litter

Three times a day we feed raw chicken from & add Nuvet Immune System Building Powder.
Because we recognize that all homes cannot do raw, we also leave pawTree Dry Grain-Free Chicken food out daily.
Each kitten eats about 4 oz (1/4-1/3 cup) of raw per meal, we recommend ordering raw & pawTree food in advance:

Use the Raw Daily Calculator​ to get an idea of how much to feed your cat or kitten. It’s very important to handle raw properly, avoid grocery store meats for pet use and purchase from immediate slaughter and freeze sources such as local farms, or specializing companies such as Hare Today or Fegnion.

Links to the same products we use:

  • Hare-Today Ground Chicken:
  • Nuvet Feline Immune System Building Powder:
  • PawTree Grain-free Chicken Dry Food:
  • Our kittens also occasionally enjoy
    pawTree Canned Grain-Free Real Turkey & Chicken Morsels in Gravy
  • For treats, they go crazy over pawTree Freeze Dried Chicken Liver!

NuVet is an excellent immune system building powder that can be easily sprinkled onto food. Their feline formula is a high-quality supplement that incorporates a precise formula of antioxidants, amino acids, taurine, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and more. To order online visit:

Why Paw Tree?

​What we have:

  • Natural Holistic Cat & Dog Food
  • Real Meat, poultry or fish as the first ingredient
  • High Quality Protein
  • Antioxidant – rich formulas to help support a healthy immune system
  • Contains prebiotics to support a healthy digestive tract
  • Contains taurine to support heart and eye health
  • Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acides for healthy skin & coat
  • Natural source of DHA for health brain development
  • Complete and balanced nutrition
  • Formulated for reduced stool volume
  • Good source of natural Glucosamine to help maintain joint health
  • Balanced Calcium & Phosphorus for bone and tooth health
  • Made in the USA
  • Developed by veterinarians & nutritionists

What we don’t have:

  • No poultry by-products
  • No corn, wheat, or soy
  • No added sugars or sweeteners
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • No grains in our grain-free recipes & only healthy grains in our other recipes.
  • Fish free options available!

    To order online, visit:

Additional Raw Diet Info:

Interested in making your own raw? Here’s an excellent recipe and website to help understand the basics of getting started using your own grinder: – Quick Start Guide. Do not use grocery store meats, they are not handled quickly enough and often have too much bacteria growth. These meats are meant to be cooked before human consumption.

You can purchase ground chicken from Hare-Today. During farming season we often purchase whole chickens from a local farm and package and grind the meat ourselves. We use a Weston 22 commercial grinder (Retails for around $600) but the Tasin TS 108 is highly rated as a good home grinder for around $150.

Don’t want to invest in a grinder yet? Check out this recipe using Pre-ground Chicken/Bone/Organ Mix (Available at Hare Today): – Easy Recipe for Busy People​

For an insightful explanation on why raw is the optimal feline diet, check out Dr. Karen Becker’s video below:

Litter's We Use:

Because kittens tend to eat litter when weaning & litter box training we use Feline Pine Pellets in traditional style litter pans. It’s also significantly less messy with playful kittens. We recommend starting your kitten off with pine pellets in a small room, such as a bath room, for the first 48 hours and gradually transition to your preferred litter. For clumping litter, we use Dr. Elsey’s Kitten Attract or Cat Attract Litter for some of our adults. Sometimes accidents happen & when they do, we use pawTree Odor & Stain mover, found online at: