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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.

  • Why should I buy cat food according to my cat’s life stage?

  • What shopping tips should I follow when searching for a pet food that best suits the needs of my cat?

  • What quality control measures should pet food manufacturers use to assure the quality of their product?

  • Should I follow the feeding recommendations on my pet food?

  • How can I tell if my pet is overweight?

  • Can I still give my overweight cat treats?

  • What does “natural” mean on a pet food label?

  • What is a “minimum nutrition requirement”?

  • What is a “body condition score”?

  • How much food needs to be cut from the pet’s diet for weight loss?

  • How were the nutrient ratios in MyBowl determined?

  • Are grain-free cat foods better than foods that contain grains?

  • What does the word "holistic" on a cat food label mean?

  • Isn't fat bad for cats?

  • Can I feed my cat "people" food?

  • How long does it take for cat food to go bad?

  • How much should I feed my cat?

  • What is AAFCO?

  • How important is water to cats?

  • Can cats digest carbohydrates?

  • Why are vitamins and minerals added to cat foods?

  • What is a meat meal?

  • Does the guaranteed analysis provide any useful information about a food?

  • What information can I take away from the ingredient list on a cat food label?

  • Why is so much emphasis put on protein in cat foods?

  • What nutrients have to be included in a cat food to make it balanced?

  • What does the word "natural" on cat food labels mean?





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