Maine Coons
Maine Coons
Feeding Commercial Foods
There are so many commercial foods available, but many (if not most) are either unhealthy
filled with grains and vegetables which can lead to obescity, diabetes, allergies. Some are
dangerous which can contain euthanized animals, and chemicals that lead to diseases.
Some of the chemicals that you wants to avoid include:
 chemical linked to cancer and serious diseases
 is a seaweed extract used as a thickener; linked to serious illness
Copper Sulfate:
 a suppliment recently linked to liver disease
Meat Meal
: some contain high levels of bone which is linked to high levels of flouride
which is linked to bone cancer
There are many other ingredients to be concerned of as well and to learn more I highly
. We feel every cat owner should educate themselves about
cat food and nutrition as well as the dangers of many commercial cat foods.
We recommend the following books and links for more information:
Pet Fooled is a great, eye-opening documentary all
about pet foods and the industry available on
Amazon. It is also available free on NetFlix
Commercial wet foods that are recommended
 (grain free varieties)
For those of you who are not interested in raw, wet is recommended (we require it). They are not
perfect, but these are some of the better brands:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul
Hound & Gatos (rabbit recipe large can comes highly recommended)
Merrick Purrfect Bistro Kitten Dinner Pate
Nature’s Variety Instinct
Tiki Pets After Dark formulas
Whole Earth Farms
Commercial Dry Food - we recommend not feeding dry food at all (MUST be supplimented
with a daily wet food), but here is a list of some of the better brands
Open Farm
Merrick Purrfect Before Grain
Natures Logic
What our cats and kittens eat is very important to us and we try to feed them the very best.     
To maintain a beautiful look on the outside it all starts what is going in the inside.
Cats are true carnivores, they MUST eat meat which is necessary for their survival. A Raw diet
is a very healthy diet (we feel it’s the best you can feed your cat). You can truly see the
dfference in a cat that’s fed raw.
Here at Marikoons we make our own raw food (bone-in chicken thighs, chicken hearts and
chicken livers as well as added suppliments).
Making a healthy, raw diet is not difficult and the great part about it is you know exactly what
is going in it. If making your own food it is VERY important that you follow a recipe exactly to
be sure your cat is getting all the proper nutrients. A nutritionally complete recipe can be
Another option is buying pre-ground meat from an animal food supplier (NEVER ground meat
from a grocery store) like
. Hare Today sells pre-ground meat with bone ground
Lastly another option is buying a commercial raw food made for cats.