Rad Cat Raw Diet Premium Raw Food for Cats is a premium, all-natural, complete, and balanced raw diet formulated exclusively for the domestic feline carnivore. For cats, simple is better – and they love it! Rad Cat Raw Diet is made as close as possible to the diet that nature intended for domestic feline carnivores. Help your cats experience true health and increased vitality by giving them food they were meant to eat.
- USDA Inspected and US Sourced
- Antibiotic and hormone-free
- Free-range or pasture-raised
- No preservatives
- No by-products
- No grains
- No fruits or vegetables
Rad Cat Raw Diet Premium Raw Food for Cats cater to the obligate carnivore. Even though domesticated cats no longer need to hunt as their ancestors have, their digestive systems remain unchanged. Feeding a raw diet closely mirrors what cats would naturally eat in the wild, contributing to true health and vitality. Cats are healthiest and happiest on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. As grains have proven to be an allergen for many cats, we decided not to include them.
This simple philosophy provides a broad range of health benefits including: natural weight control, healthy skin and coat, and naturally clean teeth. Staying true to the most natural, evolutionary feline diet, no fruits or vegetables re added to these products. The main ingredient is meat - muscle and organ - which is incredibly appealing to cats’ natural, carnivorous instincts.
The Benefits of a Raw Cat Food Diet
- Healthy skin and coat - Many cats are allergic to grains, which can lead to pathologic skin conditions.
- Naturally clean teeth - Many dry foods leave a starchy coating on teeth, which promotes plaque. Feeding a raw diet can lead to healthier teeth and gums.
- Decreased litter box odor - Many pet foods include protein that is indigestible, which leads to an undesirable odor at the litter box.
- Natural weight control - Cats are healthiest on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet.
- Increased energy and vitality - Cat's digestive systems are designed to ingest raw meat and are healthiest eating what Nature intended.
Some Changes to Expect
After a full transition to a raw diet, cats typically will drink less water. Cats in the wild get most of their water from their food. A raw meat diet naturally contains more moisture than dry or canned food, so your cat may be less thirsty, yet be getting plenty of water.
There may be a change in the volume, odor, and color of feces. It will stink less! It may also be somewhat harder and dryer and be colored shades of dark and light brown. Much of the crude protein and crude fiber in most commercial dry and canned cat foods is not digestible and contributes to a higher volume of stool. Along with the assurance of knowing that all the food that is ingested is being digested, the reduction of odor is a nice side-benefit.
Overweight Cats tend to lose weight. However, weight loss must be closely monitored. Rapid weight loss can lead to serious health problems. A holistic veterinarian who is skilled in transitioning to raw diets can provide the best advice, especially when transitioning a cat with chronic health issues.
Lethargic Cats start to play more and may even exhibit hunting behavior. Cats are healthiest when fed a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. When cats aren’t experiencing the metabolic highs and lows associated with high carbohydrate intake from grains, they will use protein as their energy source, as they were designed by nature to do. This tends to provide more sustained energy throughout the day and reduces the need to "graze".
Allergies tend to clear up, which may be a result of less exposure to potential food allergens. Many cats have allergies to grains that can range from very mild to severe. These allergies can manifest on the skin, can affect digestion, and also contribute to runny nose and eyes. The reduction in allergic symptoms may be a result of not only a reduced exposure to allergens from a higher quality food, but also from a stronger immune system. The more nutritious the food, the stronger the immune system will be.
Fur becomes incredibly soft and shedding is reduced. This can be the result of better nutrition and is typically one of the initial benefits observed after changing cats to a raw diet. There may also be a reduction in human allergic reactions to cats due to the reduction of dander.
Available in Chicken, Turkey and Lamb, Sold frozen in 8 oz, 16 oz and 24 oz sizes.
All of our complete and balanced raw diets meet and exceed AAFCO guidelines for all life stages of a cats life.
All Rad Cat Raw Diet Premium Raw Food for Cats are produced in the Rad Cat certified and inspected manufacturing facility. All batches are tested for E.Coli O157:H7 and Salmonella by an independent laboratory.
Review Rating: 5
Country of Origin: USA
Manufacturer: Rad Cat
Free Range Turkey
Ingredients - Free-range turkey thigh and leg meat, free-range turkey heart, free-range turkey liver, filtered water, organic egg yolk, human-grade bone meal, organic kelp, organic dulse, gelatin, organic psyllium husk powder, wild salmon oil, manganese gluconate
Crude Protein 14.30%
Crude Fat 5.70%
Crude Fiber 1.55%
Arginine 4.09 g/100g
Histidine 1.64 g/100g
Isoleucine 2.26 g/100g
Leucine 4.86 g/100g
Lysine 4.81 g/100g
Methionine-cystine 2.45 g/100g
Cystine 0.67 g/100g
Methionine 1.78 g/100g
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 4.81 g/100g
Tyrosine 2.21 g/100g
Phenylalanine 2.6 g/100g
Threonine 2.79 g/100g
Tryptophan 0.77 g/100g
Taurine 0.63 g/100g
Valine 2.41 g/100g
Linoleic Acid 4.71 g/100g
Arachidonic Acid 0.67 g/100g
Calcium 1.62 g/100g
Phosphorus 1.35 g/100g
Potassium 0.78 g/100g
Sodium 0.42 g/100g
Magnesium 0.13 g/100g
Iron 101.01 mg/kg<
Copper 6.73 mg/kg
Manganese 12.07 mg/kg
Zinc 74.89 mg/kg
Selenium 0.29 mg/kg
Vitamin A 214045 IU/kg
Vitamin D 4252 IU/kg
Vitamin E 150.55 IU/kg
Thiamine B1 8.18 mg/kg
Riboflavin B2 27.85 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 98.61 mg/kg
Niacin 150.51 mg/kg
Pyridoxine B6 9.28 mg/kg
Folic Acid 4.78 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.43 mg/kg
Choline 4266 mg/kg
Free Range Chicken
Ingredients - Free-range chicken thigh and leg meat, free-range chicken heart, free-range chicken liver, filtered water, organic egg yolk, human-grade bone meal, organic kelp, organic dulse, gelatin, organic psyllium husk powder, wild salmon oil, manganese gluconate
Crude Protein 15.50%
Crude Fat 5.23%
Crude Fiber 1.70%
Arginine 4.53 g/100g
Histidine 1.74 g/100g
Isoleucine 2.84 g/100g
Leucine 5.4 g/100g
Lysine 5.68 g/100g
Methionine-cystine 2.56 g/100g
Cystine 0.73 g/100g
Methionine 1.83 g/100g
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 5.08 g/100g
Tyrosine 2.33 g/100g
Phenylalanine 2.75 g/100g
Threonine 3.34 g/100g
Tryptophan 0.78 g/100g
Taurine 0.87 g/100g
Valine 3.02 g/100g
Linoleic Acid 5.7 g/100g
Arachidonic Acid 0.69 g/100g
Calcium 1.6 g/100g
Phosphorus 1.3 g/100g
Potassium 0.93 g/100g
Sodium 0.23 g/100g
Magnesium 0.1 g/100g
Iron 108.46 mg/kg
Copper 16.33 mg/kg
Manganese 9.93 mg/kg
Zinc 88.48 mg/kg
Selenium 0.64 mg/kg
Vitamin A 49795 IU/kg
Vitamin D 4943 IU/kg
Vitamin E 746 IU/kg
Thiamine B1 5.86 mg/kg
Riboflavin B2 27.78 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 69.57 mg/kg
Niacin 193.14 mg/kg
Pyridoxine B6 10.69 mg/kg
Folic Acid 2.21 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.23 mg/kg
Choline 5995 mg/kg
Pature Raised Lamb
Ingredients - Pasture-raised lamb shoulder and trim, pasture-raised lamb heart, pasture-raised lamb liver, filtered water, organic egg yolk, human-grade bone meal, organic kelp, organic dulse, gelatin, organic psyllium husk powder, wild salmon oil, manganese gluconate
Crude Protein 10.85%
Crude Fat 13.95%
Crude Fiber 0.57%
Arginine 2.7 g/100g
Histidine 1.03 g/100g
Isoleucine 1.59 g/100g
Leucine 3.18 g/100g
Lysine 3.06 g/100g
Methionine-cystine 1.39 g/100g
Cystine 0.44 g/100g
Methionine 0.95 g/100g
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine 3.14 g/100g
Tyrosine 1.39 g/100g
Phenylalanine 1.75 g/100g
Threonine 1.75 g/100g
Tryptophan 0.6 g/100g
Taurine 0.4 g/100g
Valine 1.91 g/100g
Linoleic Acid 2.34 g/100g
Arachidonic Acid 0.28 g/100g
Calcium 0.95 g/100g
Phosphorus 0.79 g/100g
Potassium 0.77 g/100g
Sodium 0.31 g/100g
Magnesium 0.08 g/100g
Iron 78.86 mg/kg<
Copper 29.36 mg/kg
Manganese 8.26 mg/kg
Zinc 75.75 mg/kg
Selenium 0.24 mg/kg
Vitamin A 162098 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1526 IU/kg
Vitamin E 90.58 IU/kg
Thiamine B1 6.48 mg/kg
Riboflavin B2 15.97 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 32.38 mg/kg
Niacin 117.2 mg/kg
Pyridoxine B6 5.13 mg/kg
Folic Acid 0.8 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.3 mg/kg
Choline 2598 mg/kg
- Any change to a cat’s diet can cause digestive upset, so close monitoring through the transition period is essential.
- Go slow, use caution, and consult a holistic veterinarian.
- Feed adult cats approximately 3.5 ounces (a healthy 1/4 to 1/3 cup) twice per day, based on the cat’s age, size and activity level.
- Younger cats may eat larger meals.
- Weaned kittens should be fed multiple small meals throughout the day.
- It is best to serve food at room temperature. Do not cook.
Always handle raw cat food the same as any other raw meat product. Clean surfaces immediately and never leave the raw food where small children can have access to it. Also, after offering raw food to cats, do not leave the food out for more than 30 minutes and discard all left-overs.
Recommendations for Transitioning Cats to Raw Food Diets
There are several methods for transitioning cats to a raw-meat diet. A cat’s natural instinct is to ‘fixate’ on food, which helps kittens to learn what is food and to recognize it when they see and smell it. What is sometimes referred to as a cat being ‘finicky’ is really a manifestation of this natural tendency. Some cats require a gradual transition to a raw diet, while others take to it immediately. Use the method that seems to fit the cat’s personality best. When changing to a raw meat diet, we recommend eventually stopping all feeding of dry food – completely.
Cats Currently on a Kibble Diet Only
Begin by offering a small sample. If they taste the sample at all, begin offering small amounts as a treat in the morning and evening. Gradually reduce the quantity of kibble left out for the day. Move toward one set meal in the morning and one in the evening with the raw and dry food, slowly increasing the raw portion and decreasing the kibble until the cat is completely transitioned.
Another option is to transition to a commercial wet food, then transition to the raw diet from the canned food.
Cats Currently on Wet Food Only
Begin a feeding schedule of twice per day. Place small amounts of the raw diet next to the regular diet or mix with their current wet food. Gradually begin increasing the ratio of raw to canned until the transition is complete.
Cats Currently Eating both Dry and Wet Food
Slowly move to a feeding schedule for the wet food twice per day and reduce the amount of kibble left out during the day for grazing. Add small amounts of the raw diet to the canned wet food or offer as a separate treat at meal time. Gradually begin offering kibble only during meals, and eventually not at all.
For cats that have trouble recognizing a raw diet as food and are completely ignoring it all together, here is something to try:
Place a tablespoon of raw food next to their regular food. This will let the cat begin to associate raw food with their meal time. It may be a slow process, with the cat only sniffing it at first, but gradually, they begin to decide this might also be food, will taste it, and eventually begin a transition.
There is a 4 pound minimum and $9.95 shipping surcharge on all frozen raw food and bones orders. Additional charges may apply for air express service or very large orders. Please read the following carefully:
- Special Packaging - All raw food and bones are shipped frozen in special styrofoam-lined boxes with dry ice. The shipping surcharge is to cover the cost of the dry ice and special packaging.
- Tuesday Shipping - All frozen raw orders will ship Tuesday. To ensure that we have adequate stock to fill your order, you must place your order by midnight Sunday. Orders placed on Monday or later will ship the following Tuesday.
- UPS Ground Service - The least expensive shipping method is
Service. Delivery time frames vary depending on the state shipped to, but in most cases your delivery will be on Friday. Please
click here to view a map showing the number of days to your location. If you
are in the 4 day delivery area (green area on the map) then your order will
arrive on a Saturday. We strongly recommend upgrading to an express delivery
service (see below) if you will not be available to receive your order and place it in the freezer at the time of delivery (we cannot offer refunds
or reships on thawed food that is not received by a person at the time of
- UPS Express Service - We do offer Overnight, 2 Day, and 3 Day
service. We encourage you to choose one of these express services if you are unable to
personally receive your food at the time of delivery, which may include Saturday. Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico must use
2 Day or Overnight Delivery. We cannot offer refunds or reships on thawed food
that is not signed for by a person at the time of delivery.
- Multiple Box Surcharge - Some orders weighing over 20 pounds must be shipped in more than one box and will be subject to additional shipping surcharges. Not all orders over 20 pounds will need to be sent in multiple boxes, and if this applies to your order we will notify you before processing it so that you can make adjustments if desired. In general, bones, medallions, and patties tend to take more room. As a guideline, the maximum a box will hold of each type of food is 34 x 1 lb. chubs or 8 x 3 lb. medallions or 6 x 6 lb. patties or 2 x 25 lb. boxes of dinner bars.
- Delivery Instructions - Please ship to an address where someone will be available to accept the order. If this is not possible, please leave a note for the
UPS delivery person on the scheduled day of delivery with instructions on where to leave it (that is not in the hot sun). The food will only stay frozen for up to
4 days from shipment, so if it is not able to be delivered or it sits outside after delivery, there is a possibility that the food will begin to thaw. We cannot accept returns or offer refunds
or reships for orders that are unable to be delivered or that are not signed for
by a person at the time of delivery. We are unable to send frozen raw food orders with "Shipper Release," so please leave your delivery driver a note if you think they
will not leave the package with no one home.
SEPARATE RAW FOOD ORDERS - If you are ordering both frozen raw food or bones and other, non-frozen items, you will need to place two separate orders. This will prevent the non-frozen items from being delayed until Tuesday and from being subject to extra shipping charges.