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” […]

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 […]

Senior Cats Need More Calories

Anybody out there have an old, skinny cat? Veterinarians see them on a daily basis. Sometimes we reach a causative diagnosis — kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, cancer, and gastrointestinal disorders are all common culprits. At other times, however, a cat may lose weight but appear to be normal in all other regards. What’s going […]

Can cats be vegetarians or vegans?

Many people choose a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. There are many reasons, ethical, environmental, and health-related, for doing so. However, some of those people also want to feed their cat a vegetarian or vegan diet. Is that safe? Cats Are Obligate Carnivores Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they must have meat to survive. […]