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What Is Organic Cat Food?
What Is Organic Cat Food?
Selecting the best diet for your cat can be very challenging, and you want to make the best decision on behalf of your cat. Cat food that’s labeled as “organic” or “natural” sounds like the best choice, but is it truly a better option? What does it even mean for a cat food to be called organic? This article will tell you everything you need to know about organic cat food and whether...
What's in Natural Cat Food and Holistic Cat Food?
  Cat food labels and advertisements are loaded with pictures of stunningly beautiful cats, artful design, and words—lots and lots of words. Some terms sound meaningful while, in truth, they are not really regulated. Becoming an informed pet parent and knowing the difference will help you pick out cat foods that not only sound good but are good. This guide will help you understand what natural...
Cat Dieting: How to Help Your Cat Lose Weight
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...
Can Cats Eat Dog Food?
Can Cats Eat Dog Food?
This is a common question to come up in the course of a veterinary visit. The short answer is yes, a cat can eat a small amount of dog and not have any toxicity or lasting effects. However, the longer answer dives into the species-specific differences between our feline and canine friends. While a nibble of stolen dog food will not harm cats, it will definitely not help them achieve their best...
How Can You Tell If Your Cat is Overweight?
How Can You Tell If Your Cat is Overweight?
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...
What Are the Best Cat Foods for Sensitive Stomachs?
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...
How to Shop Smart for Healthy Cat Food
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...
How to Calculate How Much Wet Food to Feed a Cat
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...
Cat Diarrhea: 5 Treatment Options You Should Try
By Jennifer Coates, DVM What do you do when you find diarrhea in the litter box…or worse yet, when your cat doesn’t quite make it to the litter box? An immediate call to the veterinarian might be in order, but sometimes you might want to try some home treatment first. Here’s how to respond when your cat develops diarrhea. When Does Cat Diarrhea Need Veterinary Attention?Assess the severity...
Probiotics for Cats: What are They and How Do They Help?
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....