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HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FEED FEGNION™ RAW CAT FOOD?
How often we feed our fur babies is dependent on the demanding schedule of pet parents. In the ideal cat world, they would eat up to 20 small meals per day. Taking all factors into consideration, the goal would be a frequency of 3 to 4 smaller meals daily. However, twice daily of an appropriate portion seems to be the norm. Finding a schedule that is optimal for you and your cat is best. No matter what your schedule dictates it is important to remember your cat’s individuality and tailoring a diet to its needs.
Please refer to our Feeding Calculator as a recommended guide to your cats needs.
Does Fegnion use any grains, vegetables or fruits in their raw food?
No. Every effort is taken to simulate a cat’s natural Ancestral Prey Model, by creating a meal that consists of a perfect balance of macronutrients-protein and fat-the same found in the prey your cat would hunt in the wild.
Due to the lack of and inefficiency of particular enzymes, cats are unable to fully process or digest ingredients such as grain, fruits or vegetables. Remember, what is nutritious and appealing to you is not necessarily nutritious for your cat.
HOW LONG IS FEGNION RAW CAT FOOD GOOD FOR?
With proper refrigeration, once thawed, Fegnion raw cat food is fresh for up to 2 to 3 days. At Fegnion, our developers believe our flash frozen preservative free Fegnion is safe for longer than the hand written best by date on each container. However, taking all factors into consideration we recommend following the best by date to ensure your cat will benefit from the bio-appropriate nutrition its creators intended.
How do I thaw Fegnion raw cat food?
Fegnion raw cat food should only be thawed in a refrigerator or cold water. Never use a stove, microwave, toaster oven, or hot or warm water to thaw Fegnion raw cat food. Using heat to thaw Fegnion raw cat food will destroy essential nutrients and enzymes. Heating Fegnion defeats the purpose of feeding raw. Cooking it cannot only deprive your fur baby of essential nutrients, but it can also physically harm your obligate carnivore with bones that become brittle and can splinter when cooked. Please plan on thawing your cat’s food ahead of time. Keep it raw!
DO YOU MIX MEAT PROTEINS?
No. Our products mimic a cat’s natural Ancestral Prey diet which is loaded with single species meat protein, raw bones and organs. This is yet another factor that we must take into consideration when mimicking a true ancestral prey diet.
DO YOU INCLUDE ARTIFICIAL COLORS, FLAVORS AND PRESERVATIVES?
No. Our products are flash frozen immediately after production to prevent the product from spoiling and to preserve its natural color, flavor, and most importantly its nutritional content. Freezing is our all natural preservative.
Are your containers recyclable?
Yes. We encourage all our pet parents to recycle our BPA-free containers. Check with your local municipality to find out which types of plastic are accepted for recycling. Our American-made containers and are reusable, recyclable and when purchased are tamper resistant for your fur babies safety.
Is the ground bone you use safe for my pet and is there nutritional value to it?
Yes. It is safe for your pet to consume raw ground bones as long as they are fed raw. Whole raw ground bones are an excellent source of minerals and nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, collagen, glucosamine and chondroitin. Including raw bones, marrow and cartilage are the best and the only way you should feed your fur baby an Ancestral Bio-Appropriate diet. You can never truly replicate what nature has created by omitting bones.
DO YOU USE FISH OR FISH OIL IN YOUR RECIPES?
Reasons we avoid it in our products:
Not true Ancestral Prey diet:
Even though a majority of cats find fish irresistible, it is still not part of their natural ancestral prey diet. Everything about your cat says he or she is a terrestrial predator that didn’t evolve eating fish.
Fish and fish oils are mainly used in pet food as a source of cheap protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, we all know that its primary goal is as a palatant or palatability enhancer (flavor enhancer), enticing your cat to consume food or treats which consist of poor quality ingredients, a food he would not naturally eat, or by masking unfavorable flavors and aromas, or both.
Fish oils are quite perishable, unstable, and highly susceptible to oxidation usually from exposure to oxygen, light, heat, and natural degradation over time. This oxidation creates unhealthy free radicals that can cause more harm than good. Sourcing a unoxidized quality product is unrealistic. All fish oils will oxidize to a certain degree. Rancid fish products are not only useless but ultimately very dangerous for your pet to consume.
The majority of fish products contain environmental contaminants such as toxic chemicals and metals.
It is important to note that fish is considered one of the top three food allergens in cats. There are an increasing number of cats developing adverse allergic reactions, such as intolerance to fish and fish allergy.
Overfishing has a devastating impact on the ecosystem. This chain reaction not only affects the balance of life in the oceans but also the livelihood of people who depend on fish for their daily living. To destroy the food chain is to destroy life. Therefore, we are not contributing in any way to the destruction of our ecosystem.
MY CAT IS EATING LESS, SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
WHERE DO I FIND THE “BEST BY” DATE AND THE “LOT NUMBER”?
“Best By” date: We handwrite it as MONTH DAY YEAR.
Example: “Best By “date of 070316 would translate as:
WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR INGREDIENTS FROM?
At Fegnion, we pride ourselves on responsibly sourcing every ingredient for all of our products. We believe that every cat parent should feel confident about what they feed their feline family member. After all, our cats have only been eating Fegnion for the past 11 years. Our cats’ daily feedings always come from a steady supply of food we create. This is the same food which they approve as taste testers. None of our products are released to the public until Gnocchi and Domino have given their seal of approval. Bottom line, we feed your cats the same exact product we feed ours.
All our meats are farmed raised, sourced from upstate New York and the East Coast, and humanely processed in the USA.
We only use *hormone and antibiotic free, USDA inspected Grade A meat and poultry, fit for human consumption.
We use quality meats that we hand select ourselves, the same cuts that are sold to fine restaurants and supermarkets nationwide.
*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in poultry.
EGG YOLK-Pastured raised eggs sourced from family-run farms.
All our supplements are FOOD GRADE, fit for human consumption, NOT FEED GRADE and not pre-packed.
Countries of Origin:
- Vitamin E – Germany, India
- Cooper Chelate -USA
- Zinc Chelate – USA
- Manganese Chelate – USA, India
- Thiamine HCL- Germany, Brazil, India, Singapore