Raw cat food helped Bucky get a soft coat and maintain his ideal weight

By Nick W., All The Best Lake City store manager

BuckyMcBuckingham, or Bucky for short, started the first five years of his life exclusively eating kibble purchased from a big box store. While he has always been a beautiful cat, he was consistently overweight and had a dry coat. Growing up, our cats only ate kibble, so I was under the impression that dry food was all a cat needed. After getting my first job at a pet supply store in California and learning the importance of high-quality protein and wet food for cats, I started to understand that cats can survive on kibble, but need wet food in their diet to thrive and be properly hydrated. Initially, I was unsure about feeding Bucky raw food because it was totally new to me and I was concerned about cost. However, I did start to give Bucky canned food every day along with higher quality, high-protein kibble. I could tell that Bucky was doing much better with getting canned food in his diet. His coat was getting softer and he had more energy.

Then, Bucky and I moved to Seattle and I started working at All The Best Pet Care, where I learned more about the benefits of raw food for pets. I decided to try raw food with Bucky. The first time I tried to give Bucky raw food did not go very well. He looked at it, smelled it, then walked away, waiting to eat until I gave him canned food.  However, I was not discouraged, as I knew that trying new things with cats can take time. So over a two-week period, I tried different kinds of meats and brands of raw food. When Bucky tried the Quest Pork raw cat food, he fell in love with it.

Then, I did the math and found out that if I moved Bucky to a completely raw diet, I would save money compared to feeding canned food. Bucky has now been on a completely raw diet for just over a year. He has slimmed down to a very healthy weight and is the softest cat in the world!  Because I understand the importance of variety and rotation in the diet, I currently offer him a variety of raw foods, including Quest Pork raw cat food. Bucky and I are convinced that feeding a raw diet can be raw-volutionary to a pet’s health.
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