Tasty Tuesday

Essential Amino Acids for your Cat

Essential Amino Acids for your Cat

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   The ingredients in your cat’s food could be more important to your cat’s health than you think. A cat’s body uses the foods he/she eats for energy and to create and replace cells within the body. Essential amino acids are critical... »

Cats and Carbs

Cats and Carbs

We read a lot about “carbs” and how much you should have in your diet. We also see lots of fad diets promoting “low carb”, or “high carb” come and go. It’s hard to keep track of how much carbohydrates is good in your diet.   It’s even harder for o... »

Do Cats Need Fat in their Diet?

Do Cats Need Fat in their Diet?

The simple answer is, of course. Just as with humans, fat provides energy or fuel and aids in the breakdown and absorption of certain fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E & K. In addition, it provides a layer of insulation and protection for the internal organs. Good sources can be foun... »

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Tomorrow is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This day was created by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) to help raise awareness of both the seriousness of and the magnitude of the pet obesity problem we have in the U.S. Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 20... »

Ingredients: Pet Food Labels Explained Part 2

Ingredients: Pet Food Labels Explained Part 2

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   What is really in your pet’s food? No matter what you personal pet food philosophy is, it is important to know what you’re buying. In the first part of this series (Pet Food Labels Explained Part 1), I explained what you can know about your pet’s f... »

Cats and Dogs: Mixed Species Households and Weight Control

Cats and Dogs: Mixed Species Households and Weight Control

Guest Post from Maggie Marton author of OhMyDogBlog.com.   Part 2: The Story of Newt. Read Part 1 here.   Before Newt, neither my husband John nor I had ever had a cat. Between the two of us, our cat knowledge was zilch. Everything with Newt was a learning experience, but none more so than... »

Dear Tabby: Can my Cat Live on Dog Food?

Dear Tabby: Can my Cat Live on Dog Food?

Dear Tabby,   I live on a limited budget and have three dogs and a cat. I hate having to buy dog food AND cat food. Can’t my cat just eat the dog food?   Thrifty Cat Owner   Dear Thrifty,   While you might think it’s a good economical move to feed your cat the dog foo... »

SlimKitty Mythbuster

SlimKitty Mythbuster

Today we are bringing one of our reader’s favorite SlimDoggy features to SlimKitty: MYTHBUSTERS! This special feature is where we take a commonly held belief about a cat nutritional need, behavior or training method and find the REAL facts. Is it true or is it MYTH?   Today’s SlimKi... »

Nutritional Supplements to Boost Immunity in Cats – Do They Work?

Nutritional Supplements to Boost Immunity in Cats – Do They Work?

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   Many cat owners use various supplements to help boost their cat’s immune system, believing that boosting the immune system can be quite effective in keeping their cat healthy. I often recommend products such as fish oil or other sourc... »

My Cats are Fat, Picky and Addicted to Kitty Crack

My Cats are Fat, Picky and Addicted to Kitty Crack

Guest post by Kimberly Gauthier from Keep The Tail Wagging.   I’m a dog mom. I talk “dog” so much that many people don’t know that I have cats too.   Jaffrey and Cosmo. They’re 11 and 9 this summer and the easiest cats in the world. The only thing they demand is a daily ear, be... »

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