Pet Symptom Checker

Decreased appetite (hyporexia), or loss of appetite (anorexia) in dogs can be stressful for pet parents, and can often indicate an underlying medical condition. Anorexia for more than 24 hours should not be ignored, as it is often a warning that something else is going on. Here’s some insight on… read more

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… read more

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,… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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?… read more

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… read more