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Nutrition Nuggets
 
 
Your cat's nutrition is important for a healthy & happy life. petMD experts help you to know what to feed your cat, how much food to feed, and the differences in cat foods, so your cat gets optimum nutrition.

Nutrition Nuggets is the newest offshoot of petMD's Cat Nutrition Center. Each week Dr. Coates will use her expertise and wisdom to blog about the intricacies of cat nutrition.
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What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?

Our cats are living longer than ever, which leads to the question, “What should old cats eat?”   READ MORE

Apr 29, 2016 / (1) comments

Feed Cats Like They Eat in the 'Wild'

Researchers have done a lot of work to determine what the feline “natural” diet looks like. The reason is simple. READ MORE

Apr 15, 2016 / (1) comments

Most Cat Illnesses Can Be Treated with Small Change in Diet

Pets Best insurance Services recently published a list of the ten most common diseases in their insured cats for the last ten years: READ MORE

Apr 01, 2016 / (4) comments

Cobalamin Supplements - When Do Cats Need Them?

Does your cat have a chronic gastrointestinal problem? Has the response to treatment been less than optimal? READ MORE

Mar 18, 2016 / (0) comments

Want Your Cat to Love You? Put Him On a Diet

The numbers vary depending on what study you look at, but there is no doubt that cats in the United States are getting fatter. READ MORE

Mar 04, 2016 / (0) comments

How to Keep Your Cat’s Food Fresh

You’ve researched your cat’s nutritional needs, compared brands, and purchased the best option for your favorite feline. READ MORE

Feb 19, 2016 / (0) comments

The Usefulness of Lysine Supplements for Cats Under Scrutiny

Herpesvirus infections in cats (also called feline viral rhinotracheitis) can be a big problem. Most cats are exposed to the virus at some point in their lives. READ MORE

Feb 05, 2016 / (1) comments

Are Fish Flavored Cat Foods Causing Hyperthyroidism?

I am all too familiar with hyperthyroidism. It is one of the most common endocrine (hormonal) diseases of cats. READ MORE

Jan 22, 2016 / (2) comments

How to Make Homemade Treats for Cats

Do you have a little extra time on your hands now that the holidays are over? Do you want to give your cat a special treat to celebrate? READ MORE

Dec 25, 2015 / (1) comments

Is Too Much Salt Dangerous for Cats?

Have you heard about the new salt warning that is going into effect in New York City? According to National Public Radio:   READ MORE

Dec 11, 2015 / (1) comments

 

 

 

ABOUT NUTRITION NUGGETS

JENNIFER COATES, DVM

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... graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. In the years since, she has practiced veterinary medicine in Virginia, Wyoming, and Colorado. She is the author of several books about veterinary medicine and animal care, including the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian .

Jennifer also writes short stories that focus on the strength and importance of the human-animal bond and freelance articles relating to a variety of animal care and veterinary topics. Dr. Coates lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and pets.


 
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