I can't get my cat to even try the homemade cat food with premix. Have tried it cold. Have warmed it up. She is just too finicky.
When I started making home made cat food, I would add all the ingredients separately and individually. The premix makes my life so much easier! I also got your fish oil... wow! So much easier than opening individual capsules
Been a customer for about 5-6 months. I think this product works well and my cat will eat the food I make with it but my Lord the shipping takes forever. I live in the same state as well so it makes no sense. Might be a deal breaker for me in the future but I will remain a customer here for now. Hopefully that problem is resolved soon.
I have just entered making homemade food for my kitties. I ordered the mix in order to make it an easier process. I enjoy the product and my cats love the food. The shipping took over 14 days though which was odd since I live in the same state only a few hours away from the original shipping location. The tracking process was completely unreliable and very frustrating.
I just put in my next order after finishing the first canister! I am really enjoying cooking for my cat Spatz, and he loves eating homemade food. Following the cookbook's blueprint, the process to make his food is pretty simple, and it's quick to make (less than 20 minutes). Compared to most cat food on the market, I think this is a more affordable and healthier option. In the past month, I have noticed that his fur is a lot softer, and he usually gets a burst of energy after his meals.
This is the most recent batch of food that I made with turkey and pumpkin (I added this mix along with the fish oil). Spatz is a fan! Thank you Dr. Dody and HVB!
New Zealand grass fed beef liver, heart and kidney - Organ meat rich in B Vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids
Calcium carbonate - Calcium source
Dicalcium phosphate - Essential minerals
Nutritional Yeast - Rich source of B Vitamins
Choline chloride - Fatty acid for metabolism and nervous system health
Taurine - Essential amino acid
Icelandic Kelp - Source of Iodine and trace minerals
Ginger - Antioxidant and palatant
Biotin - B Vitamin important for skin and coat
Vitamin E - antioxidant
Folic acid - B Vitamin
Vitamin B9 (folate) - B Vitamin essential for cellular health and metabolism
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - B Vitamin important for metabolism
How to Prepare
Use the guide below to create your own recipes that cater to your cat’s unique palate.
1. MEAT: 1 pound of poultry or red meat, chopped and browned in 2 Tbsp coconut oil
2. LIQUID: 3/4 -1 cup low sodium broth or water
3. OMEGA-3: ½ tsp Holistic Vet Blend Omega-3 Icelandic Fish Oil OR tinned fish
4. EGGS: 1 or 2 cooked eggs (Optional)
5. PREMIX: 2 TBSP/15 g HVB Feline Premix or HVB Feline Senior Premix
Add HVB Feline Premix to one pound of cooked or raw meat.
Add water or broth (avoid onions and garlic in broth).
Add tinned fish (4.5 oz sardines in water OR 6 oz wild salmon OR 7.5 oz mackerel in water) or another omega-3 fatty acid source such as Holistic Vet Blend® Icelandic Omega-3 fish oil.
Add eggs if desired.
Blend or mix the recipe to the desired pâté consistency. You can use a food processor, an immersion blender, or any other type of blender to achieve whatever consistency you want.
This recipe yields approximately 1¾ pounds or 3 cups.
Keep up to 4 days of food in the refrigerator and freeze the rest.
More recipes are available in our free cookbook and on our YouTube channel
This is a quick start recommendation for feeding your cat or kitten. You have to find a place to start, make a transition and adjust as needed. Monitor appetite and body condition to determine next steps and consult with your veterinarian when in doubt.
Feline weight in pounds:
2-4 pounds feed ¼ to ½ cup
4-6 pounds feed ½ to ¾ cup
6-10 pounds feed ¾ cup
10-15 pounds feed ¾ to 1 cup
15-25 pounds feed 1 to 1 ½ cups
Cats and kittens over 6 months of age can be fed once daily. If you chose to feed two daily meals I would recommend feeding 2/3 of the food in the morning and 1/3 of the food in the evening.
Frequently asked questions
How long will one canister feed my cat?
One canister contains enough premix to make meals for one month for the average cat.
Can I feed this to my kitten?
Yes, we recommend the Feline Blend for kittens; if adding egg add the shell as well for additional calcium.
Can I just add the premix at feeding?
No. You should prepare the recipe in its entirety and add the premix last and mix in well.
How do I make the food?
Make sure you download our free cookbook and check out our YouTube channel. All recipes can be prepared on the stove or in a pressure cooker or slow cooker. We also have raw recipes.
How many days can I keep the prepared diet in the refrigerator or freezer?
After cooking, the prepared diet can be refrigerated for 4 days. If feeding raw, the diet should be frozen in servings for up to 4 months and thawed out for each feeding thereafter. Cooked food can be refrigerated for up to 6 months.
Who developed the product?
The product was developed by a PhD animal nutritionist and a veterinarian.
Where is the product made?
The product is made in a facility that only uses ingredients fit for human consumption (no feed-grade ingredients). The product is manufactured in California.
Is the product tested?
A certificate of analysis is provided for each batch. The individual ingredients as well as the final batch are tested for bacteria (Salmonella, coliforms, E. Coli, Staph Aureus) and fungal pathogens, lead, mercury, and arsenic.
What liquid can I add to the recipe?
We recommend water or homemade broth or bone broth without salt added. Although rare, onion and garlic powder should be avoided as these can cause anemia.
Are there risks to feeding raw?
Although many pets have done very well on raw diets, each individual pet and their family has different needs. AVMA does not recommend feeding raw diets due to the risks of exposure to zoonotic risks (spread of Campylobacter or Salmonella) to humans. Use proper hygiene, especially if there are immune-compromised individuals in the household.
What adjustments should be made for feeding raw?
Do not use raw eggs in the feline formula.