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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.

Why Are Cats Such Picky Eaters?

If your house is anything like mine, holiday leftovers are taking over the refrigerator. Why not share the wealth and give your cats a treat?  

Nov 27, 2015

What to Feed a New Cat

I just adopted a new cat!  

Nov 13, 2015

What Type of Water Bowl is Best for Cats?

Some owners spend a lot of time thinking about how much water their cats are drinking, and for good reason.

Oct 30, 2015

Cat Food for “Real” Cats

I’ve been noticing a trend in the cat food aisle over the last few years.

Oct 14, 2015

Using Diet to Treat Arthritis in Cats

Managing arthritis in cats is difficult. The drug class that is the mainstay of treatment for both dogs and people—nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)—can be quite toxic to cats.

Oct 02, 2015

Are You Overfeeding Your Cat?

Cats… they’re small and tend to spend a most of their day sleeping. What does this mean? They need tiny meals.

Sep 18, 2015

Feeding the Finicky Cat

Why is it that some cats will eat a particular food one day and then turn their nose up at it the next?  

Sep 04, 2015

The Truth About Grain-Free Cat Foods

Do you feed a grain-free diet to your cat? Why?   The most common reason I hear goes something like this:  

Aug 21, 2015

Five Tips for Feeding Kittens

Good nutrition is essential if a kitten is to live a long and healthy life. The following five tips are key to getting kittens started off right.  

Aug 07, 2015

High Protein Diets Are Best for Weight Loss in Cats

Fat cats — they seem to be everywhere (at least to vets). We all know that if fat cats are to enjoy good health and a long life, we need to help them lose weight.

Jul 24, 2015