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PetMD Editorial
Feb 06, 2018

By Paula Fitzsimmons Given that obesity in cats and dogs is increasing at epidemic rates, there’s a good chance your furry companion is among those pets who need to shed some weight. While you may view calorie counting as a form of punishment, a better way to think about it… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jan 26, 2018

By Jennifer Coates, DVM Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions—not just in people but also in cats. Most cases of feline diabetes are similar to what is called Type 2 diabetes in people, which means that weight management and diet are major factors in the development and… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 19, 2018

By Kate Hughes There is nothing like a good meal enjoyed in the right atmosphere. Whether you’re fueling up with eggs over easy and a steaming cup of coffee as the sun rises or lingering over a romantic, candle-lit steak dinner, humans have turned dining atmospheres into an… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 30, 2017

By Rebecca DiFabbio Pumpkin is a popular fall and winter flavor that many people look forward to each year. While humans can enjoy an array of pumpkin treats, what about our feline friends? Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Cats Plain pumpkin is a good source of fiber for cats… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 01, 2016

By Elizabeth Xu Coconut oil is gaining in popularity with humans for things like cooking, hair care, and even as a moisturizer. But are there any benefits of coconut oil for cats? Can we feed our feline family members coconut oil or use it to protect their skin and coats?… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 14, 2015

HOW DIET AND EXERCISE CAN MAKE YOUR SENIOR PET LIVE LONGER The connection between diet, exercise and weight has long been understood for pets. Just as important, however, is the role those three factors play in the health of our pets as they age. Let’s take a look at how to… Read More