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Cat Nutrition Nuggets

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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Feeding Your Cat to Avoid Hairballs

Live with cats for long enough and you’re bound to find a hairball on the floor (or in your bed, if you’re really unlucky), but hairballs don’t have to be a regular part of cat ow READ MORE

Feb 20, 2015 / (1) comments

Feeding to Prevent Diabetes in Cats

Diet plays a huge role in preventing diabetes in cats. READ MORE

Jan 09, 2015 / (2) comments

What is Taurine?

Whenever the topic of feline nutrition is discussed, the word “taurine” will surely come up, but do you really know what taurine is and why it’s important?   READ MORE

Dec 12, 2014 / (2) comments

How to Switch from Dry to Canned Cat Food

Cat owners need to decide whether they are going to feed dry kibble, canned food, or some combination of the two. READ MORE

Nov 28, 2014 / (1) comments

Why a Diet Change Won't Fix Food Your Cat's Allergies

When I discuss the possibility that a cat might be suffering from a food allergy, owners will often say “that’s not possible, I changed his food and he didn’t get any better.&rdqu READ MORE

Oct 31, 2014 / (0) comments

Diets for Helping Cats with Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea is an all too common problem for cats and their owners. In a perfect world, veterinarians would always be able to fully work up the case, come to a definitive diagnosis, and prescribe treatment that cures the diarrhea. But as we all know, this is not a perfect world.   READ MORE

Oct 17, 2014 / (1) comments

5 Tips for Picking Out Treats for Cats

Last reviewed on November 25, 2015   READ MORE

Oct 03, 2014 / (1) comments

Protein Levels in Cat Foods May Be Too Low

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how, unlike many other species, cats need more protein when they enter their golden years (around 12 years of age). In the process of researching that article I came across some disturbing information. The recommendations for minimum protein levels in cat food put... READ MORE

Sep 19, 2014 / (5) comments