Starting a kitten on a raw diet is easy, as it is completely natural for them to eat meat right after being weaned from the mother. No transition needed! However, like a growing puppy, kittens do need more food per pound of body weight than an adult, and need to eat more often. If you want to offer a meaty bone to your kitty, a chicken wing is an ideal starter. Be sure to always supervise your pet with any type of bone.
Transitioning your adult cat from a processed food to a raw diet will likely require a little more patience on your part, but it is well worth the effort. DO NOT fast your cat. If your cat has not immediately taken to the new food, it is simply because of their natural instinct to avoid foods that they do not recognize, and that they are addicted to the carbohydrates, flavourings and palatants in their processed diet. In these cases, it is best to transition gradually.
The simplest way for a smooth and gradual transition is to add a very small amount of the new raw food on top of his current food. Continue this for a period of at least 2 to 4 weeks, or longer, if necessary. Do not rush your cat through this transition, use baby steps and be patient! Eventually, the new food will become his favorite and he will no longer want to eat processed food!