With the recent Rad Cat recall, and eventual closure on Oct 15, 2018, we experienced an increase in calls/messages from worried and stressed out kitty parents seeking immediate alternatives for their cats’ next meals – especially those unable to tolerate many common proteins, or that have been stable on venison.
First: with this week’s news about the closure, we want to take a moment to express our disappointment over this sad outcome. We sold Rad Cat for many years (we purchased directly from them when they first started!) because they offered a high-quality prepared raw cat food option for our members. We discontinued carrying their HPP products when they started implementing this kill-step process, but continued to carry their beef, lamb and venison – at least until this year’s recalls.
We know, firsthand, just how incredibly difficult it can be to start, operate, own and manage a small, independent food business – particularly when your standards are high in a niche market and to do so on our own, without start-up capital, investors or funding. Common small business operating challenges are made far more difficult due to the struggles inherent to businesses in the food industry. It takes incredible dedication and a fierce commitment to keep these businesses afloat, and the necessary workload demands to accomplish this on a daily basis is tremendous. Most people have no idea – but we do – and so we post this with sympathy for the owners, staff, and customers of Rad Cat.
Thankfully, for those that live in the greater Bay Area, SFRAW offers a wide variety of options available to meet your cat’s nutritional needs: and, yes, we DO have venison! We also have elk & alpaca, too — which have both proven to be HUGE hits for most cats and are, generally, very well tolerated, too.
We have a variety of “easy to feed” options available in various formats: from complete whole prey to our prepared whole animal Grinds to ground boneless meat & stew meat, which you can use to make meals for your kitty at home mixing just a few things together, including:
elk, alpaca, goat, bison, pork, beef, lamb, turkey, rabbit, quail (whole), pheasant (whole), guinea hen (whole), duck, wild chicken/poussin, squab, ostrich, camel, wild boar, bison, alligator.
Our selection of whole prey includes: large & small rabbit, mice, chicks and quail.
Don’t fret — we have much of this in stock right now and we’re open 7-days/week. Yes, most of our shoppers are current members but we are open to the public every day. We charge an additional 30% on the listed member prices at checkout to non-members; you may shop as long as you’d need/want as a non-member, and join any time to start getting the listed/discounted member pricing.
EEK! MY CAT CAN ONLY EAT ____________ (venison, for example). I’M USED TO FEEDING RAD CAT! WHAT CAN I FEED MY CAT RIGHT NOW? HOW DO I DO IT?
We quickly prepared this little shopping list & “recipe”/meal planning guide which can assist you in making selections and preparing meals for your cat when picking up food/ingredients at SFRAW.
This includes how to DIY using important/not to be skipped elements of the diet to ensure that you’re feeding a safe and healthy menu/diet.
Next time you come in, please ask for a print out of the below guide! We’d be happy to make a copy of this for your personal reference & meal planning.
Yes, we also have SFRAW fully prepared meal options in wild truly pasture-raised heritage chicken, bio-dynamic pasture-raised heritage duck, truly pasture raised heritage turkey, grass-finished antique beef, pasture-raised local lamb, pasture-raised heritage pork, local rabbit – plus seasonal pheasant and goose (we don’t make a SFRAW venison flavor currently) – see below…