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Nutrition Center - Slideshows

5 Ways to Help Your Cat Stay Disease Free

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Your cat may be your steady companion for the next 20 years, if you’re lucky. Follow these steps conscientiously and you can ensure that she stays healthy and happy for all of her nine lives.

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10 Tips for Creating a Stress-Free Environment for Your Cat

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Does your cat have the blues? Is he or she anxious? Here are some things you can do to rectify the situation.

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10 Signs Your Cat Might Be Stressed

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Here are some signs of stress you'll want to watch out for in your cat, especially if they occur suddenly.

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5 Reasons Your Cat is Extremely Hungry

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Is your cat's appetite insatiable? Here are a few reasons why Kitty keeps may be asking for more cat food.

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5 Cat Food Storage Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make

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There are so many things you can be doing wrong when handling cat food. Here are 5 mistakes you don’t want to make to keep your cat safe.

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Dry vs. Canned Cat Food: Which is the Best for Your Pet?

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Not sure if you should buy your cat dry food, canned food, or a little bit of both? Here are few cat food facts from veterinarians to better help you make a decision.

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Does Your Stressed Cat Really Have a Dangerous Urinary Issue?

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Stress affects our cats in much the same way it affects us. What's most disconcerting, however, is that when your cat is stressed or anxious, it can impact his or her health. Even a small change in routine can cause painful health issues like cystitis (inflammation within the bladder) in some cats. And although cats have evolved to hide signs of pain effectively, there are some symptoms that will be noticeable if you are being extra vigilant.

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Why Fat is Good for Your Cat

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We often think of fat as an evil thing when it is added to our diet, so it comes as no surprise that many of us are also wary of it in our cat's food. However, some amount of fat is necessary, even vital, to the health of your cat. Let's take a look at just how and why fat is important in cat food.

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5 Steps to Save Your Cat's Teeth

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Dental disease is a common problem in our pets and can lead to a variety of health issues. It is estimated that 70% of cats over the age of 3 years suffer from some degree of periodontal disease. Every time a cat with periodontal disease chews, bacteria are showered into the bloodstream, which then lodges in the kidneys, liver, and heart causing damage and disease. Additionally, fractured teeth, feline resorptive lesions, and tooth root abscesses are painful and can act as a constant source of discomfort for your cat. Here are a few steps you can take to help maintain the dental health of your cat.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Active this Winter

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Cold weather and short days make it is easy for both us and our pets to get a bit lazy in wintertime. Nevertheless, it's important to stay active to maintain a healthy body condition and optimal health, even when the outdoor temperature drops. Here are a few tips to help you and your cat stay busy this winter.

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4 Must-Know Facts About Kidney Disease in Cats

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To better prepare and protect your cat from this horrible affliction, read on and learn a bit more about how kidney disease affects cats.

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4 Must-Read Tips Before Buying a Food-Dispensing Cat Toy

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Are you looking to get your cat more active? Does he or she constantly look bored? Then consider using a food-dispensing cat toy.

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Does Your Cat Drink Enough Water?

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Even a small deficit in the amount of water your cat consumes can make a big difference in your cat’s health.

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6 Things You Must Know About Cat Urinary Tract Infections

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A cat that refuses to use the litter box or who repeatedly urinates outside of the litter box can be difficult to live with. Unfortunately, many cat owners become frustrated and end up relinquishing the cat to a local shelter or turning the cat outdoors when faced with this situation. However, if your cat suddenly and inexplicably stop using the litter box, there is generally a reason why the behavior has occurred. Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is one of the more frequent medical causes.

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5 Dangerous Foods for Cats

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While we may consider our cats to be family members, treating them as such can cause more injury than good.

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Digestive Problems in Pets: Causes, Signs and Treatments

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It’s not uncommon for your dog or cat to suffer from digestive disorders. Fortunately, acting quickly can prevent them from worsening.

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10 Kitten Supplies to Add to Your Checklist

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One of the keys to successfully bringing a new kitten home is preparation. Make sure you have these 10 kitten checklist items on hand.

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Common Causes (and Remedies) of Diarrhea in Pets

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While diarrhea is prevalent in pets, it shouldn't be taken lightly. Start by learning some common causes and ways to prevent diarrhea.

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8 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Pet Treats

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If used correctly, pet treats can be a great asset. However, there are important things to consider before offering your cat or dog a treat.

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8 Common Snacks That Will Prompt a Portly Pet

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A small portion of food can almost constitute a meal for your dog or cat. Don't believe us? Here are a few examples.

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