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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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What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?

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



Apr 29, 2016

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.



Apr 15, 2016

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:



Apr 01, 2016

Cobalamin Supplements - When Do Cats Need Them?

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



Mar 18, 2016

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.



Mar 04, 2016

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.



Feb 19, 2016

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.



Feb 05, 2016

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.



Jan 22, 2016

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?



Dec 25, 2015

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:  



Dec 11, 2015