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Cat Nutrition: What Makes a Nutritional Cat Food?
One of the best ways to keep cats healthy and happy is to feed them well. Cats need all the right nutrients in just the right proportions to grow, maintain their bodies, be active, and prevent and recover from illness or injury. With healthy eating being so essential, pet parents need to know what goes into a nutritional cat food. Here is breakdown of what you need to know about cat nutrition....
Feeding Kittens 101: What to Feed, How Much, and How Often
Most kittens get adopted at about 6 to 8 weeks old. They are typically already weaned from their mother and eating solid food. It is important to feed kittens a nutritionally complete diet that contains high quality vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This article will explain everything you need to know about what to feed kittens, how much to feed them, and how often and when they need to be...
Is Homemade Cat Food Better?
Is Homemade Cat Food Better?
For people, homemade meals are almost always healthier than what you can buy ready-to-eat from the store. It stands to reason that the same would be true for our feline friends, right? Not necessarily. It’s a good idea to learn all that is involved in making nutritionally complete and balanced cat food before you rush out and buy a bunch of ingredients. The process may not be as simple as you...
Do Cats Need High-Protein Cat Food?
As more research is done in the field of veterinary nutrition, we continue to learn more about how to keep pets happy and healthy with one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of their daily care: food. Research has shown that one of the most critical dietary components for our feline friends is protein. Here’s what you need to know about protein for cats and high-protein diets. Why Cats...
Wet Cat Food vs. Dry Cat Food: Which Is Better?
A common question that veterinarians get asked is whether cats should eat canned or dry food. The good news is that most commercial cat foods provide an excellent source of nutrition, whether it’s dry cat food or wet cat food. But finding the best food for your cat will depend on several factors, including: Your cat’s weight Your cat’s health and any health conditions present Your budget...
Is Freeze-Dried Cat Food Better?
There has been a recent surge in pet parents considering raw, “human-grade,” limited ingredient, or freeze-dried food their cats and dogs. Freeze-dried cat food accounts for much less of the total cat food sold when compared to kibble or canned food, but it is a growing category. Because there are many health risks associated with dietary nutritional deficiencies in cats, many of which are...
Is Raw Cat Food Good for Cats?
Is Raw Cat Food Good for Cats?
Feeding raw foods to cats is controversial. The wild ancestors of domestic cats certainly ate raw foods, but does that mean our cats should do the same? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of raw cat food diets so you can make an informed decision when choosing a healthy food for your cat. What Is Raw Cat Food?Raw cat food is just that—unprocessed food made from raw ingredients. Cats are...
What Is Human-Grade Cat Food?
What Is Human-Grade Cat Food?
Human-grade cat food is having a moment. But is it really worth the extra money, and for that matter, what does “human-grade” even mean? Here’s what you need to know to determine if a human-grade food is right for your cat. Human-Grade Cat Food: What Is It?The term “human-grade” is hard to define. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Is Grain-Free Cat Food Better?
Is Grain-Free Cat Food Better?
It goes without saying that as a cat parent, you want your feline friend to enjoy a life that’s as long and as pleasant as possible. A huge part of supporting your cat’s health is ensuring that they have the right nutrition. As a result, selecting a cat food is a pretty important decision. This is compounded by the fact that there are now tons more cat food options than ever before. Many pet...
What Is a Limited Ingredient Cat Food?
As a modern cat owner, you’ve probably heard of a “limited ingredient” cat food. Perhaps your veterinarian has recommended one of these diets to treat your cat’s food allergies, or maybe you saw a grain-free limited ingredient diet advertised as the most natural option for your cat. However, before these foods end up in your cat’s bowl, it’s important to know what these diets entail,...