Stacy Block

Finicky cat eaters

So, we have all heard of a “finicky” eater, right? In most cases it applies to kids. But, what do you do if you have a finicky cat on your hands?

Before you run out and start spending hundreds of dollars on specialty cat food, it’s best to take a look at some in-home remedies first. The problem may be as simple as your feeding bowl. Some cat’s actually have trouble eating from a bowl that is too small or too light. If the bowl moves too much while a cat is feeding, they may not find it worth the effort to try. Another thing is to change the location of the feeding bowl. We all know how stubborn cats can be. Sometimes they don’t like where their food bowl is placed and the only way to tell you is by simply not using it.

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Randi

Do Persian cats need a special diet?

Ah the beloved Persian cat! Why do people love them so? It's easy – the are gorgeous cats  that come in a wide range of lovely colors and have gentle and sweet personalities to match. They are a good choice for most families although along with all this loveliness comes a few considerations. It should be taken into consideration that they do require more grooming than the average short haired cat, they can occasionally be picky eaters and can have sensitive tummies. But the question is – do they need to eat a special diet formulated just for Persians?

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Nola Erus

Cat food ingredients you should avoid

Ever since the pet food recalls of 2007, pet owners have become more aware of the ingredients used in the meals they feed their cats. Obligate carnivores, or animals requiring meaty diets, cats have been domesticated to accept subpar diets that do not meet their needs and can have disastrous effects on their health.  Learning what cat food ingredients you should avoid giving your own pets will help you to be a better owner and family member.  Furthermore, with cats who feast on healthier diets, you stand to save a lot of money on remedy health care.  Prevention is, after all, the best medicine!

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Derek van der Linde

Aging cats' nutritional needs change after age eleven

America's most popular pet, the cat, can spend more than half of their existence in the senior years. Despite the development...
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Patricia Leyland

What to look for on the cat food label

Choosing the right cat food may not be quite as simple as you expect. It's preferable that you don't grab the first generic type of food you see in a supermarket or dollar store, because it's very likely that the food won't provide all that's needed for a good cat diet. Because the government requires ingredients and nutritional information to be put on food labels, these are a good place to start when hunting for the right food to give your cat.

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Patricia Leyland

How to choose the best cat food

Some cats eat whatever food is presented to them while others turn their noses up at almost everything. This choosiness is just one of the factors you need to consider in deciding which brand of cat food to give your pet. The primary factor, naturally, is how good the ingredients are, so you'll need to do some investigating. But sometimes the best cat food for your own cat also depends on other things like the state of their health and teeth, or even whether they are overweight.

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