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Cat Care Center - Nutrition

Cat Care Center - Nutrition

Appetite Stimulants for Cats
If your cat has not eaten in 24-48 hours, is vomiting, has diarrhea, or is lethargic, seek veterinary care right away.   If your feline friend isn’t eating as much as they usually do, or they are not eating at all (anorexia), this is often a sign that they’re not feeling well. Occasionally, cats will stop eating because they are no longer enjoying their food, but a medical...
Why Your Cat Won’t Eat and What to Do
You should always pay attention to your cat’s eating habits, as they can give you some insight into how your cat is feeling. If you notice your cat’s eating behaviors change, you can get in touch with your veterinarian right away to figure out what the problem is. And if your cat is not eating, you need to find out the cause. Here are some of the more common reasons why a cat won’t eat and...
Can Cats Eat Eggs?
Can Cats Eat Eggs?
When you think about foods that cats love, eggs might not come to mind. Since they’re healthy for us, are they good for our feline friends, too? Can cats eat eggs? Here are some benefits and risks of feeding your cat eggs. Are Eggs Good for Cats?Eggs are good sources of protein and fat, and cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they eat a diet of mostly animal protein. Eggs aren’t recommended...
What to Feed a Cat for Weight Gain
When veterinarians talk about a cat’s weight, it’s usually focused on feline obesity.  While obesity is a prominent health issue among cats, many cats are also struggling with being underweight. And similar to losing weight, gaining weight gain can also be a tricky issue for cats. It’s not just about changing food portions. First, you’ll need to find out why your cat is losing weight....
Is There a Special Diet for Hyperthyroidism in Cats?
Cats with hyperthyroidism have happier, healthier lives when their caregivers are knowledgeable about the disease and its dietary management. Here are some hyperthyroidism management tips about what should be included in a diet for cats with hyperthyroidism and why it’s such an important part of managing the disease. Treating Hyperthyroidism in CatsThe goal of hyperthyroidism treatment is to...
Kidney Diets for Cats: What to Look for
By Jennifer Coates, DVM Kidney disease is extremely common in cats. It can develop quickly, because of something like an infection or exposure to antifreeze, or over many years for no apparent reason. Symptoms and treatment for kidney disease vary depending the specifics of the case, but oftentimes, a diet change can help. Why Diet MattersThe kidneys have many roles in the body. Two of these...