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Cat Food & Feeding

Cat Food & Feeding and Feline Nutrition Articles

  1. A Scientific Take On Cat Nutrition By Dr. Rachel Boltz

    Dr. Rachel Boltz is a veterinarian who specializes in feline health and uses an evidence-based approach. That means that when a question comes up, Dr. Boltz thoroughly reviews existing scientific studies, using her extensive knowledge of feline...
  2. Weaning: How To Get Your Kittens To Eat On Their Own

    Watching a litter of tiny kittens suckling voraciously, you may be wondering how they will ever switch over to eating on their own?

    The transition from nursing to independent eating is called weaning. It is a process and does not happen over...
  3. Unbalanced Diets - Are You Killing Your Cat With Kindness?

    Cats have very unique nutritional needs. They are neither little humans nor little dogs. If you want your cat to have a long and healthy life providing him or her with a species-appropriate balanced diet is key.
    What's so special about the...
  4. How To Get Your Cat To Start Eating Again

    When cats stop eating, for whatever reason, we must help them get food into their system or they will develop a serious liver condition called hepatic lipidosis.
    Read here about the reasons why cats stop eating and about hepatic lipidosis in cats...
  5. How To Safely Pamper Your Cat With Turkey Treats

    With the holidays around the corner, traditional butterball turkeys are on everyone's mind. Families gather around the dinner table, and for many the menu calls for turkey. Our cats are part of the family, but should they enjoy some turkey for...
  6. The Science Behind Cat Nutrition

    The Cat Nutrition Forum is a very active one. Threads cover many topics. Some people want to know how much to feed their cat. Others ask for opinions about particular brands of cat food. Many ask about which type of food to give their cat (dry,...
  7. By-products In Cat Food: 5 Facts You Need To Know

    Smart owners read the labels before feeding a new kind of food to their cats. It's one of the first steps to choosing the best cat food for your kitty and you. One of the ingredients which often shows up on cat food labels is "By-Products". If...
  8. Which Foods Are Safe Cat Treats?

    Some cats are finicky eaters and will not taste a morsel of anything that's not their regular menu. Others will beg relentlessly to try anything that you have on your plate. If you have a cat that's addicted to treats, how can you tell what is...
  9. Cat Treats - Is Kitty Is An Addict?

    There are treats that Kitty likes and there are treats that Kitty will do anything to get. Once your cat knows where the stash is, how do you keep his addiction under control? Sometimes it’s just easier to give in than listen to the constant...
  10. Raw Feeding For Cats: The Ingredients

    Feeding a homemade raw diet, or any homemade diet for that matter, means you are responsible for providing complete and balanced nutrition for your cat. As many TCS members can tell you (given half a chance, they will!), it doesn't have to be...
  11. Raw Feeding Cats: Calcium And Bones

    If you're feeding raw or are considering the option, you need to make sure the cat's diet is complete and balanced. If you're feeding homemade raw, using a nutritionally balanced recipe is key. Take a few minutes to read our discussion of finding...
  12. Preparing Raw Cat Food At Home - Tools Of The Trade

    Feeding a raw-based diet doesn’t have to be complicated. As more cat owners choose to feed raw, the market for commercial products increases in size, and easy thaw-and-serve solutions are readily available.

    If you do choose to prepare a homemade...
  13. Homemade Food For Cats: Consider Your Recipe!

    Google “homemade cat food” and you will get almost 33 million results. There are recipes galore, YouTube videos, and many strong opinions on the subject. Our vets often discourage us from making cat food ourselves, and articles often indicate...
  14. Raw Food For Cats - Interview With Pet Nutritionist Dr. Martha Cline

    The major pet food recalls of the past decade brought on a renaissance of alternative diets for dogs and cats. In what appears to be more than just a temporary fad, many cats are now fed homemade, often raw meat-based diets.

    In a recent Skype...
  15. Raw Feeding Cats: Types Of Raw Diets & Feeding Options

    There was a time when "raw feeding" meant "homemade." That is no longer the case.

    Some call it a fad, others consider the growing trend in feeding fresh, minimally processed food to be the result of consumer education and awareness. With the...
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