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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.

Cats with Cancer – What should they Eat?

Taking care of a cat with cancer is hard enough, but when his or her appetite begins to wane, questions about quality of life soon follow. READ MORE

Jul 10, 2015 / (2) comments

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Fatty Acids for Your Cat

I’m sure you’ve heard about some of the important roles that fatty acids play in the body and how important these nutrients are in a cat’s diet, but do you want to know more? READ MORE

Jun 26, 2015 / (1) comments

New Evidence Supports the Importance of Vitamin D for Cats

A recent study published in the online journal PLoS ONE shows how important vitamin D is, especially to sick cats. READ MORE

Jun 12, 2015 / (1) comments

Feed Spayed and Neutered Cats Right to Keep Them Slim

I just finished reviewing a large number of scientific papers that all try to explain why so many cats get fat after being spayed and neutered. READ MORE

May 29, 2015 / (0) comments

How to Get Cats to Drink More Water

Water is the most essential nutrient for all animals, including cats. READ MORE

May 15, 2015 / (1) comments

What to Do When a Cat Won’t Eat

Cats cannot go long periods of time without food. READ MORE

May 01, 2015 / (1) comments

Is Songbird Fever a Threat to Your Cat?

I visited a farm this week and had the opportunity to watch their “barn cat” hunt. The object of her attention was a bird. READ MORE

Apr 17, 2015 / (6) comments

Everything You Need to Know about Cat Food and Protein

Informed owners know that protein is a vital part of their cat’s diet, but a greater understanding of protein is necessary to make good decisions about what to feed your cat. READ MORE

Apr 03, 2015 / (5) comments

Your Cat's Food Obsession May Be a Mental Disorder

My cat, Victoria, is going bonkers. I just changed the type of canned food I’m giving her and she obviously loves it. READ MORE

Mar 20, 2015 / (2) comments

The Effects of Diet on Bladder Stones in Cats

Bladder stones have long been relatively common in cats. In the past, the great majority of these stones were made out of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate), but times have changed. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2015 / (1) comments