Diet

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... »

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... »

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... »