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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Sep 29, 2017
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Jan 19, 2021

Healthy Eating

Kelly Sulik, DVM
Jan 21, 2021

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 Need Protein There are six classes of… Read More

Cathy Meeks, MS, DVM, DACVIM
Jan 19, 2021

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 Whether to feed dry, canned, or a mixture of both… Read More

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Jan 19, 2021

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 irreversible or untreatable, it is always best to… 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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