She's also utterly full of shit.

The firm stool is followed by the guar gum stool which is ~3/4″ – 7/8″ in diameter and is very soft. This is not what we want for the average cat.

And almost enough caffeine for me.

 What if I told you I was talking about vinegar, otherwise known as acetic acid?

It's about statements like this:

Note that dry kibble is very often contaminated with bacteria, fungal mycotoxins, insects and their feces, as well as being high in carbohydrates and plant-based (vs animal-based) proteins.

Luckily, the internet never forgets.

If you want proof that Hari doesn't research anything before she puts it online, look no further than this article on airplanes, which she deleted from her site. She claimed that pilots control the air in an airplane, so you should sit near the front to breathe better air. She wrote that passengers are sometimes sprayed with pesticides before flights, and that airplane air is pumped full of nitrogen.

My rule? Don't base your diet on the pronunciation skills of an eight-year-old.

Total = $0.66 (66 cents) per day for one cat

Your cat may make it easy for you and show enthusiasm for the new food right away….but many (most?) will not. It took one of my cats (Toby) many months before he would start eating this diet with any consistency and when he finally did start eating it, I noticed that he was picking out the pieces that got a bit cooked when I was warming the food. Toby still is not terribly keen on strictly raw meat so he gets his semi-cooked. See for a picture of how he likes his homemade diet half cooked and half raw. I often cook it even more than is shown in the picture below. Interestingly, Toby is one of my cats that does not like canned food.

Back to the cost of the food…..

My mom’s cat, Tyke, has drawn his ‘line in the sand’ and will only eat his homemade diet when it is 2/3 homemade and 1/3 Sheba. He is 19.5 years old so….we compromise.

As noted above, I feed meat from two different sources:

Making cat food is not difficult. I am a walking disaster in the kitchen and it is my least favorite room in the house. If I can make cat food, anybody can. I won’t lie – it can be a bit time-consuming – but it is definitely not difficult or complicated. If you can follow a simple recipe, you can make cat food. I usually prepare enough food for 8 – 12 weeks at a time but I have also used food that has been in my freezer for up to 1 year.

For a comment about feeding cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD), please see this  below.

The anti-raw folks are afraid of bacteria and parasites.

Making cat food: Do it and do it right, or don’t do it at all. It is not difficult to make cat food but do your homework first and

In Hari's non-defense, they're "only" $6 per bottle from Suja's website.

The main reasons for the switch were:

You can either poke the fish oil capsules with a pin or cut the tip off with scissors and squirt the oil into the water….or you can do what I do and just dissolve the fish oil capsules in the water for ~15 minutes and then, once they are somewhat dissolved, make sure that all of the oil is liberated from the capsule by squeezing the capsules with your fingers within the water. Using warm/hot water helps dissolve them faster. I use this method because I make so much cat food at one time that it would take forever to poke each capsule with a pin.

She had completely missed the boat on this very critical issue and was harming her cat.

Example (consider that there are 16 ounces/lb):

Some people feed a bit of canned mixed with the homemade for the rest of the cat’s life. I don’t have a problem with this if that is what it takes to get them to eat a predominantly homemade diet.