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  • Why does my cat vomit after eating?

    Your cat may throw up occasionally in order to get rid of hairballs or because there’s competition around the food bowl. There could also be a more obvious explanation. If your kitty frequently gags or vomits after dinner, she may simply be chowing down too quickly. In fact, one of the most common reasons why [...]

  • Understanding your Cat’s Body Condition

    While some pet owners think a fat cat is a healthy cat, there are easy ways to find out if your cat has the ideal body condition. Allowing her to get heavy can have a major impact on her health, mobility and lifespan. Use the following tips to better understand your cat’s body condition and [...]

  • How do I know if my Cat is Overweight?

    Humans aren’t the only ones living large. The obesity epidemic is affecting our cats, too. In fact, between twenty-five and forty percent of pet cats are obese or likely to become obese. Unfortunately, cat owners don’t always realize that their once-trim tabby has become a fat feline. Without proper weight management, their cats continue to [...]

  • Why is Obesity Dangerous for Pets?

    Obesity is just as dangerous for pets as it is for humans. The extra pounds weigh on an animal’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems, exacerbating existing problems and causing new ones. Fat cats and dogs are also prone to injury, more at risk in surgery, and predisposed to conditions such as diabetes. And the laundry list [...]

  • What are the Best Food and Water Dishes for my Cat?

    When buying food and water bowls for your cat, look beyond the cute patterns. Plastic scratches easily, and tiny fissures can harbor germs. Stainless steel is sturdy, unbreakable, and dishwasher-safe. Ceramic is another good choice. Be sure to wash out all food bowls daily. Cat bowls should be shallow, yet large enough to hold a [...]

  • Facts about Feeding Cats

    Some pet owners forget that humans require a variety of foods to ensure the consumption of nutritionally balanced meals. A quality cat food has the proper balance of all the nutrients a cat requires together with a high level of palatability. Adding human food to a nutritionally balanced commercial cat food may upset the nutrient [...]

  • Comparing Cat Foods

    Types of Cat Foods The three main types of cat foods are dry, soft-moist and canned products. With today’s advanced technology, all types of cat food products can be formulated to provide complete and balanced nutrition for your cat. Dry Diets Dry products consist of crunchy kibbles, which help reduce the build-up of plaque and [...]

  • How is kitten nutrition different from adult cat nutrition needs?

    Don’t mistake your kitten for an adult cat when it comes to kibble. Cats are not considered adults until they are one year old, and before then, their nutritional needs differ. You may have noticed that kittens are very playful, and fast growing. That extra movement, musculoskeletal growth, and neurological development all require more calories [...]

 
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