Food

Cat Food Fairytales: A Completely Untrue Story about Canned Food

Cat Food Fairytales: A Completely Untrue Story about Canned Food

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Every day I am confronted with the feeding habits of cat owners while I offer consultations about weight loss. A weight loss plan always includes advice about what and how to feed your cat so ... »

3 Reasons Cats Resist Switching to Healthy Food

3 Reasons Cats Resist Switching to Healthy Food

Almost every cat owner has experienced it. You find out about a healthier type of cat food, purchase it, and excitedly give it to your cat. Then the cat just stares at you like “what on earth is this? Where is my food?” You try it a few more times and feel completely baffled. Why wouldn’t your... »

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... »

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

Over 57% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s a lot of cats carrying around extra weight and living shorter lives as a result. Taking weight off dogs is a little simpler than cats because you can exercise dogs more easily. It’s not too often you see someone running or hiking... »

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... »

Sources of Protein for Cats

Sources of Protein for Cats

In our previous post on the protein needs of cats we recognized that most veterinary nutritionists recommend a higher level of protein for cats than for dogs.   Protein sources typically found in cat food include: Chicken Turkey Fish Lamb   While these are excellent sources, it’s imp... »

Protein Needs of Senior Cats

Protein Needs of Senior Cats

Our last post was on the protein needs of cats. It’s important to note that senior cats have slightly different nutritional needs, just as kittens do. Kittens need slightly MORE protein than adult cats and contrary to conventional wisdom out there, senior cats protein intake does not necessari... »

How Much Protein do Cats Need?

How Much Protein do Cats Need?

The SlimDoggy family doesn’t have any cats, so we’ve been spending time learning as much as we can about cat nutrition. One thing that was interesting for us to learn was that cats need an even higher level of protein in their diets than dogs. Cats are still carnivores where dogs, the op... »

How Much Should I Feed My Cat: Daily Calorie Needs

How Much Should I Feed My Cat: Daily Calorie Needs

Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 2013 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), almost 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Perhaps even worse, 17% of all dogs and a whopping 26% of all cats are considered obese. Stu... »

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Guest Post from: Dr.Eloise Bright   Currently there is some amazing technology available to help with pet care. Today Dr. Eloise Bright from Love That Pet discusses whether an automatic pet feeder can help those cats struggling with their growing waistline.   As a vet I have my concerns ab... »

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