Years ago I had a cat that would go bananas over popcorn. She would cry and mew until I gave in and tossed her a few kernels of the crunchy stuff. But was I doing her a favor, or worse yet, actually causing her harm? Can cats eat popcorn? The answer isn’t clear-cut. Read on
There’s nothing quite like a pizza dripping with hot cheese and meaty toppings. But despite those YouTube videos that have been getting the “clicks,” is allowing our feline friends to indulge in the “za” a good thing? Can cats eat pizza? Read on… Cats and Pizza As a general rule-of-paw, pizza is one of those
When we think of foods that our cats may enjoy, peanuts probably aren’t the first thing to pop into our mind. But what happens if a peanut is dropped on the floor and gobbled up by a curious pet? Although the peanut is not toxic to the feline species, there are some things to consider
Bread. It may be a big or small part of your daily diet (depending on how many carbs you are consuming). It comes in a variety of flavors and consistencies and can be baked fresh or bought pre-packaged. But is this tasty staple good for our pets? In particular, can cats eat bread? Read on
It may be difficult to tell on a day-to-day basis if your cat is drinking enough water until dehydration sets in. If your cat is not drinking water it is most likely being caused by a serious underlying health issue and should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. In this post we are going to
It can be difficult to determine what a “normal” weight for a cat should be due to varying breed specifications; however, if you can see your cat’s ribs or hip bones he is probably too thin. There are many reasons which could be causing your feline to be underweight. Read on to discover some of
Is your cat too thin? Does she need to put a little “plump on her rump?” Then read on to find some simple solutions to Kitty’s supermodel-slender situation and how to help your cat gain weight. Before we go through the different options, the first thing to try in most cases is protein-rich wet cat
One of the most important decisions you will make in the lifetime of your kitten is to decide on its nutritional needs. This may not always be a simple choice since there are so many options available to the discerning pet parent today. In this article we are not only going to cover how much wet food to feed a kitten per day, but we will also discuss the difference in wet food quality and what you should look for when choosing a brand.
Unlike humans and dogs, cats are purely carnivores. This means they cannot survive on a diet that isn’t protein-loaded. In the wild, cats will hunt, kill and eat their prey which gives them all the nutrients they will ever need. However, once domesticated, we don’t necessarily want our feline friends hunting for their dinner. This is where a good commercial brand of food enters into play.
According to veterinary science, when your cat is iron deficient it will affect the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells naturally occur through the marrow of the bones. Without the sufficient amount of iron, these red blood cells will be too small and will lack the oxygen-carrying properties to be productive.
We love to share our food with or cats…or sometimes they just nab it off our plates when we’re not looking. However it works in your home, there are many people foods that are healthy for our feline friends and make a nice alternative to those prepackaged treats and dinners. But in the same line of thought, there are also toxic foods that can cause immediate or long term illnesses in our pets.
Potassium is a natural mineral that is crucial for both the health and well-being of our cats. It can be found in many foods and is usually added into a well-balanced kibble made specifically for felines. But how do we know if our pets are getting enough potassium and if not how do we supplement them with this vital ingredient?