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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Nov 02, 2018
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Healthy Eating

Liz Bales, VMD
Dec 10, 2019

Does your cat have a sensitive stomach? Do they consistently vomit or cough up hairballs? Believe it or not, hairballs aren’t normal for cats; their bodies are made to pass the hair that they ingest from grooming. So these could be signs that your cat is sensitive to something in their food. Gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances are commonly caused by poorly digestible foods, food allergies or food additives/flavorings/preservatives. Many… Read More

Liz Bales, VMD
Dec 02, 2019

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on December 2, 2019, by Dr. Liz Bales,VMD Providing your cat with quality nutrition is one of the most important things you can do. But how do you make sure you are choosing the best and healthiest cat food? The cat food market is teeming with cans and bags of food that make all sorts of health claims—some are substantiated by scientific research, and some are not.  While there is no “one-size-fits-all”… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Nov 02, 2018

Sharing your life with a cat is certainly rewarding. There’s nothing quite like cozying up with your four-legged fluffball after a long day’s work. But being a pet parent carries with it a lot of responsibility, too, especially when it comes to determining how much food to feed a cat. Feeding cats is more complicated than simply ladling out a few kibbles here and there; you need to consider several factors, especially if you choose to give… Read More

Diet Tips

Krista Seraydar, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Prior to starting your cat’s weight loss journey, please talk to your veterinarian about how to do this safely. Cat dieting is not as simple as restricting food, and rapid weight loss can be very dangerous. Any cat weight loss plan should be a collaboration between you and your vet. Here’s are a few ways that you can help your cat lose weight and get back to being healthy. How to Help Your Cat Lose Weight Safely First and foremost, talk to… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Jan 01, 2020

Cats come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they even have varying levels of fluff, so it can be difficult to identify whether your cat is overweight. Many pet parents don’t even realize that their cat is overweight, so this is actually a topic I address on a daily basis. And while it’s a difficult conversation to have, it’s a vital conversation that can have deep impacts on your cat’s overall health. Here are a few tips for… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 05, 2017

By Nicole Pajer What are Probiotics for Cats? Just like in humans, the majority of a cat’s immunity resides in its digestive tract; so keeping it balanced with an array of good bacteria is a great way to ensure that your feline stays healthy. One possible way to do that is by supplementing your cat’s diet with probiotics – friendly bacteria that help to regulate digestive and overall health. These live microorganisms are believed to help… Read More

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Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

Megan Keller, DVM
May 05, 2020