One of the most common problems, when we suggest that people switch their cat to wet food, is that their cats don’t like it. Cats who have been eating dry food their whole life may be like: “Are you serious? What is that? Bring back my kibbles!” Many cats are very loyal to their current food brand and will not even look at anything else. Familiar? This may be … [Read more...] about How to switch cat food to a new type or brand
How much water should a cat drink? Regardless of the appropriate amount, your cat should have fresh drinking water available at all times. And if you suspect that your cat is drinking too little or too much? That is when it helps to know what is normal. However, determining the amount is not as straightforward as you may expect. Calculate how much water your cat … [Read more...] about How much water should your cat drink per day?
How often should you feed your cat? It's a question first-time cat owners struggle with a lot, just as people who have finally decided to give scheduled feeding a try. We feed our cats three times a day, but that does not necessarily mean you should too. Above all, remember that feeding a cat is not a “paint by numbers” process, and you will always be able to come up with a … [Read more...] about How often should you feed a cat
When we choose food for our pets, we want to believe we are getting the best we can afford. Unfortunately, advertising and product design can easily distort our view. It is not always the case that the most popular pet food is also the best food, because being superb at marketing is not the same thing as being good at making food. Here are eight things that pet food … [Read more...] about List of most common misleading claims by pet food manufacturers
Do you need to feed a specific diet to your senior cat? What do you think? Did your grandparents change their diet upon retirement? They might eat less to avoid some unhealthy foods, often because their doctor told them, but mainly, they do not shop at specialized senior grocery stores, nor do they buy meat or milk for oldies. And it shouldn’t be different in cat … [Read more...] about Does your senior cat need a special diet?
Among all the meats that are fed raw to dogs and cats, pork has received the most undeserved bad reputation. Our veterinarian colleague shared with us that her clients are afraid to give pork to their pets because they all have heard something from somewhere about pork being bad. But what is the truth? Can you give pork to your cat? Is raw pork dangerous to pets? And if you … [Read more...] about Can you feed pork to your cat?
Do you give milk to your cat? Many people do. After all, it’s a delicious treat for cats. Unfortunately, giving milk to your cat often leads to developing signs of lactose intolerance, such as diarrhea and vomiting. In reality, do cats need milk? Is milk bad for cats and can you give milk to your cat? Let’s find out. Can you give milk to your cat? If your cat develops … [Read more...] about Is it okay to give milk to your cat?
There are many myths surrounding the field of cat nutrition, such as: your cat can receive balanced nutrition only from commercial cat foods, meat-by products are evil, and cats love to drink milk and eat fish. We will talk about milk sometime soon (now you can read about milk), but, in this article, you are going to learn why raw fish is not safe for your cat, if cats … [Read more...] about Is it safe for your cat to eat fish?
The best way to determine the proper nutrition for a domestic cat is to take a look at what cats normally eat in the wild. After all, this is what cats traditionally have consumed for tens of thousands of years before any commercial cat food appeared, and cats appear to have thrived on this "wild" diet. In this article, you are going to learn what sort of animals cats … [Read more...] about What would a cat eat in the wild?
“How much should I feed my cat?” is one of the most common questions our clients ask. Veterinarians and cat behaviorists must often answer cat food-related questions, such as what is the best cat food, is dry food better for cats and others. The only straight answer to this question is: Provide your cat enough food to maintain healthy weight and not enough to gain excess … [Read more...] about How much food you must give to your cat