FOOD & NUTRITION

Ash In Your Cat’s Diet?

Sometimes in the “Guaranteed Analysis” box on a cat food label, you’ll see ash as an ingredient. What’s going on? Are burnt embers some...

When Choosing Cat Food, Don’t Fall Prey to Premiumization

Pound for pound, cat food is typically more expensive than dog food because it tends to contain higher amounts of protein and fat —...

Freeze-Dried Cat Food: Think Twice

Freeze-dried treats for cats have a nice long shelf life because the moisture has been removed from them. Some cat kibble is also coated...

Fruits and Vegetables for Your Carnivorous Cat?

Cats do not need fruits and vegetables in their diets. In fact, because they are obligate carnivores, some of the nutrients they require can...

Dear Doctor: New diet not agreeing with cat

Q. We needed to switch our cat to a different diet to help manage her heart disease, but I can see after only a...

Which Is Better For Your Cat, Dry Food Or Wet?

Have you been feeding your cat dry food but wondering if she would be healthier with wet? Maybe you’ve stayed away from wet food...
Are picky feline eaters born that way or inadvertently taught by their owners to turn up their noses at food?

Once a Picky Eater, Always a Picky Eater?

Does it sometimes seem like your cat is such a finicky eater that she is taunting you by turning up her nose at what...
A voracious appetite in a cat can be psychological or physiological.

Dear Doctor: New cat’s insatiable appetite

Q. After a number of months, we have taken in a feral cat who finally seemed to want to live “on the inside.” We...
“I would have preferred fish.”

So You Want to Make Your Cat’s Meals Yourself

Following are just a few of the erroneous statements found online to try to scare people into thinking that commercially prepared cat food is...
Yes, but is the amount of kibble in the scooper correct?

Measure Food By Weight, Not Volume

Do you weigh your cat’s food before feeding it or measure it out in a cup or serving scoop? If you’re like most people,...
TRIXIE Fun Board

Feeding By Food Puzzle

You do your best to make sure your cat is pampered and enjoying the good life. But you may be overlooking her innate prey...
A cat-sized water fountain may be just the thing.

When Your Cat Needs to Drink More Water — But Won’t

Most of the time you don’t need to worry about whether your cat is drinking enough water. Setting out a bowl for her is...