Vaccinating Your Kitten

What is the Kitten Vaccination Schedule? All kittens need vaccinations to help keep them healthy. Vaccinations, by definition, protect your kitten from contracting specific diseases. Cat vaccinations are divided into two types: Core cat vaccinations are those that protect against especially common and/or particularly dangerous diseases and are recommended for all kittens and adult cats. [...]

How to Read a Cat Food Label

Choosing the Best Cat Food Whether you’ve just brought a new kitten into your home, or your fussy feline demands a re-evaluation of the dinnertime goods, it’s important to be knowledgeable on deciphering pet foods labels. Does grain-free mean lower in carbs? What’s a Guaranteed Analysis? Questions abound when it comes to pet food label [...]

Is There Enough Protein in Your Cat’s Food?

We’ve spoken many times about the importance of including adequate amounts of protein in a cat’s diet, but all protein is not created equal. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for owners to determine whether the percent protein that appears on a food’s guaranteed analysis will actually meet their cat’s needs. The crude protein percentage of [...]

How to Keep Your Cat’s Food Fresh

You’ve researched your cat’s nutritional needs, compare brands, and purchased the best option for your favorite feline. Now the question arises: “What is the best way to store the food to keep it fresh and wholesome for as long as possible?” First, let’s take a step back. All cat foods should have a “best by” [...]

9 Common Cat Behavior Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Cats are notoriously mysterious creatures. While a dog aims to please, our feline friends have a more curious agenda. We love that cats play by their own rules, but it would be nice to understand some of their less endearing behaviors. Why are they suddenly boycotting the litter box? Why is the new couch so [...]

What Makes Cats Carnivores?

Cats have unique behavioral, anatomical, and nutritional characteristics that demonstrate their carnivorous nature. Although cats are able to digest some plant products, their physiology is best supported by the nutrients found in animal tissue. A small cat’s behavior in the wild is quite unique from other well-known mammals. For instance, dogs and large cats hunt [...]