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  1. How To Keep Ants Out Of Cat Food

    How To Keep Ants Out Of Cat Food

    How to keep ants out of cat foodA common complaint we see from cat owners is that of ants in the cat food. Whether dry kibble or wet canned food, seeing it covered with tiny black or brown insects is not very appealing. So, how bad is this and what can you do to keep ants away from your cat's...
  2. How To Get A Cat To Gain Weight

    How To Get A Cat To Gain Weight

    How To Get A Cat To Gain WeightJust as our felines can grow overweight, they can also become underweight under certain circumstances. It can be worrying when your cat seems to be dropping the pounds in rapid succession. And rightfully so. Cats can lose weight for a lot of reasons, some of which...
  3. Is Your Cat Addicted To Treats?

    Is Your Cat Addicted To Treats?

    Cat treat addiction is a real thing that afflicts thousands of households. Characterized by whining, meowing, and pawing the spot they know their favorite treats are stored, this behavior can be challenging to cope with. Some well-intentioned pet owners will try to pacify their pet with added...
  4. Best Automatic Feeders For Cats (including 17 Detailed Reviews)

    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 cater for all their needs, at all times. Fortunately, we can at least provide our cats with excellent care 24/7. And here's how you can always feed...
  5. 18 Awesome Cat Feeding Tips By Thecatsite Staff Members

    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 are 18 tips that offer advice about cat feeding practices. Feeding cats can be challenging at times. Some cats are messy eaters while others are dainty...
  6. Should You Add Coconut Oil To Your Cat's Food?

    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 in our diet. It's hardly surprising that there are now voices suggesting we should supplement our cats' diet with coconut oil as well. But is that a...
  7. How Long Can You Safely Keep Cat Food Out For?

    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 a few hours, wouldn't you? But what about cat food? For how long can you leave out the food in your cat's dish? How long before cat food spoils? When...
  8. 11 Key Facts About Food Allergies In Cats

    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 always agree with him or her. Substances in the food can trigger an allergic reaction, resulting in gastrointestinal or skin problems which can be...
  9. Salmonella In Cats - 9 Things Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Salmonella In Cats - 9 Things Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can infect all warm-blooded animals, cause disease and spread in the environment. According to the CDC, there are more than one million reported cases of salmonella infections in humans every year in the US. Thousands are hospitalized and a few hundred never...
  10. A Scientific Take On Cat Nutrition By Dr. Rachel Boltz

    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 physiology and anatomy to come up with the right...
  11. Weaning: How To Get Your Kittens To Eat On Their Own

    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 night, but the good news is yes, every kitten...
  12. Unbalanced Diets - Are You Killing Your Cat With Kindness?

    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 feline diet? Quite a lot. Cats are obligate...
  13. Best Cat Food Of 2015: Tcs Member Choices

    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 recommended the most in the past year. This list features all types of commercial cat food, including dry, wet and frozen/freeze-dried. These products...
  14. How To Get Your Cat To Start Eating Again

    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 Lack of appetite can be a temporary thing...
  15. How To Safely Pamper Your Cat With Turkey Treats

    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 Thanksgiving or Christmas? Generally speaking, it's...
  16. The Science Behind Cat Nutrition

    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, wet or homemade). Occasionally, we get questions...
  17. By-products In Cat Food: 5 Facts You Need To Know

    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 you're worried about these by-products in cat food...
  18. Which Foods Are Safe Cat Treats?

    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 safe to give it and what is not? Our friends at the...
  19. Raw Feeding For Cats: The Ingredients

    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 complicated, as long as you follow the right recipes...
  20. Raw Feeding Cats: Calcium And Bones

    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 the right recipe for feeding homemade raw. A...
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