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  1. Best Automatic Feeders For Cats (including 17 Detailed Reviews)

    Best Automatic Feeders For Cats - Which One Should You Choose?We all wish we could spend all of our time with our kitties, don't we? To care and...
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  2. 18 Awesome Cat Feeding Tips By Thecatsite Staff Members

    18 Awesome Cat Feeding Tips By Thecatsite Staff MembersWe asked our trusted team members for cat feeding tips and they did not disappoint. Here...
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  3. Should You Add Coconut Oil To Your Cat's Food?

    Should You Add Coconut Oil To Your Cat's Food?Coconut oil has gained popularity in recent years, touted by some as a "super food" to be included...
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  4. How Long Can You Safely Keep Cat Food Out For?

    How Long Can You Safely Keep Cat Food Out For?You would probably avoid eating food that's been sitting out there uncovered and unrefrigerated for...
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  5. 11 Key Facts About Food Allergies In Cats

    11 Key Facts About Food Allergies In CatsEven when we make sure to provide our cat with the most nutritious diet, the food Kitty ingests may not...
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  6. 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,...
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  7. 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...
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  8. 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...
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  9. Best Cat Food Of 2015: Tcs Member Choices

    Cat food discussions are the bread and butter of our Cat Nutrition forum. As 2016 begins, it's time to review which brands our members liked and...
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  10. 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...
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  11. 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...
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  12. 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...
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  13. 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...
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  14. 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...
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  15. 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...
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  16. 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...
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  17. 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...
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  18. 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...
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  19. 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...
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  20. 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...
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  21. 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...
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  22. Feeding Raw To Cats - Safety Concerns

    Maybe you've been reading about raw, and you’re feeling excited about the idea of regaining control over what goes into your pet’s food or feeding...
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  23. Cat Food & Feline Nutrition With Pet Nutritionist Dr. Martha Cline

    Earlier this month (May 2014) I talked to Dr. Martha Cline, DVM, Diplomate ACVN, about feline nutrition and the pet food industry. Dr. Cline...
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  24. Can I Feed My Cat A Fish-based Or Fish-flavored Diet?

    It’s a question that often comes up in our cat nutrition forums. Many cats adore the flavor of tuna, sardines, or just plain old “fish” and will...
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  25. How To Keep The Dog Out Of The Cat’s Food And Vice Versa

    There are a number of ways to keep the dog out of the cat’s food - and you should. Cat food contains more fat and can be harmful to dogs who eat...
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  26. How To Choose The Best Dry Cat Food?

    These days, there are feline nutrition experts who insist that there is no such thing as good dry food. In fact, the title of this article alone...
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  27. Top 5 Brands Of Wet Cat Food Our Members Love The Most

    What do our member look for when buying food for their cats? Recurrent themes include: protein from quality meat sources; low-carb content; and...
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  28. Fantastic Food And Water Dishes - A Product Guide (updated For 2019)

    Think your cat food dish is, well, just a food dish? Think again! We found you some crazy food dishes that are much more than just a receptacle...
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  29. How To Compare Cat Foods & Calculate Carbs: Dry Matter Basis

    Pet food labels report the nutrient content of their products using the Guaranteed Analysis. These contents are listed in terms of minimums and...
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  30. Transitioning Your Cat From Kibble To A New Type Of Food (canned, Raw, Or Homemade)

    I want my kitties eating a healthier diet, and I’m ready to go! What’s next? Free-fed kibble eaters are usually nibblers. The very first step is...
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  31. Transitioning Free-fed Kibble Kitties To Timed Meals

    [ATTACH] Kitty parents find themselves wanting to transition from free-fed kibble to timed meals and/or a new type of food for many reasons: The...
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  32. What Makes The Best Canned Cat Food?

    Make no mistake, the marketing of cat food is targeted towards what will appeal to us. The images of grilled chicken, carrots, spinach and...
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  33. Grain-free Cat Food – What Does It Mean?

    So, yes, we should seek grain-free foods for our cats, but a “grain-free” designation is just a starting point for good cat nutrition. Why...
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  34. How Much Food Should I Feed My Cat?

    How Much Food Should I Feed My Cat? Written by Laurie Goldstein Have you ever wondered just how much food you should be feeding your cat? Let's...
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  35. Choosing The Right Food For Your Cat - Part 2

    In Part 1 of this article, the different types and market segments of cat food were identified. The best food for your cat was defined as a food...
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  36. Feeding Cats In A Multi-cat Household: A Quick Guide

    It doesn't even take the sound of a tin can being taken out of the cupboard to start our cats going. Their own biological clock tells them food...
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  37. Tips To Increase Your Cat’s Water Intake

    The need for cats to consume plenty of water cannot be emphasized enough. Marginal chronic dehydration over a lifetime - stresses the kidneys....
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  38. Cat Treats Our Members Recommend

    We had a very successful reviews contest this month! We asked our members to review cat treats that they've tried, both good and bad. The result:...
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  39. Does Dry Food Actually Clean Your Cat's Teeth?

    Cat food is always a hot topic on our forums. There are so many things to consider when deciding which diet is best for your cat that debates can...
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  40. Common Foods That Are Harmful To Cats

    Many owners like to enrich their cat's diet with the occasional treat, often a piece of food prepared for the human residents of the house....
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  41. Natural Balance Product Review

    A few weeks ago, our friends over at Mr Chewy's sent one of our moderators, Joan aka GoldyCat, a case of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet...
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  42. The Essentials Of Kitten Nutrition

    Kittens double their birth weight in the first nine days. As they continue to grow, their weight gradually increases by a total of over 30 times...
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  43. Nutrition For The Mother Cat

    A pregnant cat usually carries three to five kittens. The growing fetuses, along with the placentas, are all formed by the nutrients supplied by...
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  44. Is Your Cat Overweight?

    Buddy is a friendly domestic shorthair cat. At six years of age, Buddy weighs 28 pounds. His owner, Michelle Endorf, confesses that she and her...
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  45. How To Choose The Right Food For Your Cat

    You've probably been there before - standing in front of shelves loaded with dozens of cat foods. Dry or canned? “Fresh” refrigerated or frozen...
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  46. Cat Nutrition - A Recap

    Feeding your cat provides her with the things she needs to stay healthy and grow. Although some people believe that cats won't overeat, this is a...
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  47. Raw Feeding For Cats

    Recently, TheCatSite.com introduced the Raw Feeding Forum and we are excited about the positive response. Many cat owners already know that cats...
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  48. What Do I Need To Know About Feeding My Cat?

    Feeding cats can seem complicated and require a level of expertise, but there are some essential rules that every owner needs to know. Gaye Flagg...
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  49. How To Choose The Best Water Fountain For Your Cat

    How To Choose The Best Water Fountain For Your Cat (including recommendations from our community members at TheCatSite)Many cats prefer their...
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