You will no doubt have read countless articles about how cats require high-quality, animal-sourced protein in order to fuel their nutrient-dependent bodies.
One of the best sources of protein is undoubtedly chicken. It provides strength and energy, boosts immune systems, and can help repair cells and tissues. And felines love the taste.
With all that in mind — ‘Can cats eat raw chicken?’ — seems like a more than reasonable question.
The answer is ‘yes’, felines can be fed raw chicken as part of a complete and well-balanced diet.
Raw animal meat is bursting with protein, contains vitamins and minerals, and can be easily digested by cats. On top of that it’s also high in moisture, which may aid cats suffering from urinary conditions.
Cats in the wild are predators. They catch their prey, they eat it. Domesticated cats may be slightly more timid than their roaming relations, but they are still carnivores, and they do share the same DNA. And so by their very nature they are biologically designed to eat raw meat.
Despite all this, raw food diets can be a divisive topic and there are a few other factors to consider when contemplating a change.