How To Keep Your Cat Healthy - Cat Feeding Explained
Cats have a reputation for being finicky eaters, but that is usually a distortion of the truth. Cats have a very keen sense of
taste and smell, and they know what they like. If you have fed your cat the same food for years, then change brands, she may
boycott the new menu. If you must change her diet, do it over time, mixing just a bit of the new food with plenty of the old
favorite. Slowly increase the amount of new food and decrease the old.
Cats are creatures of habit. Your feline friend will feel more calm and comfortable if you feed her at the same time each day.
If more than one cat shares your home, be sure that each has a food and water bowl of its own. This lessens competition,
territoriality, and ensures that everyone is getting their fair share of nutrition.
Cats have unusual nutritional needs and you should check the labeling of your chosen cat foods to ensure they are included, or consider nutritional supplements. These include:
* Vitamin A
* Essential Fatty Acids
The amount and frequency of food you put out depends on the age, health, and activity level of your cat. Kittens under 12
weeks of age usually need to eat about four times each day. Adult cats benefit from twice-a-day feedings. Read packaging labels or
ask your veterinarian for guidelines on how much food your cat should eat each day. Don't panic if your cat skips a meal, but if
she doesn't eat for more 48 hours, contact your vet. But, keep in mind that if your cat is allowed to roam outdoors, she may be
ruining her appetite at a neighbor's house. Never feed your cat table scraps. They are unhealthy for her, and create annoying begging behaviors.
I would always pick a meat-based cat food over a vegetable-based one. Despite the fact that you will pay more for
the meat food, if you are concerned about the health of your cat, this will be a cost worth paying. And because meat-based products
are generally of better quality, your cat will be satisfied with less of the quality cat food that she would be with a lesser quality product.
Moist, or canned food is usually a favorite - the moisture amplifies the scent-but make sure your cat also eats dry food
regularly. Leave a bowl of dry kibble out for your cat to snack on throughout the day; the crunchy food helps clean her teeth. If
you do feed "wet" food, make it available for about 30 minutes, and throw away the uneaten portion. This teaches your cat to "get
it while the getting is good." Never leave canned food in a dish all day long; it attracts ants, cockroaches, and creates a bad habit in your cat.
In addition to a bowl of dry kibble, make sure your cat has plenty of fresh water in a clean bowl. If your home is large, or
has multiple levels, consider putting out more than one water bowl so that she always has access to water and won't need to try quenching her thirst via an "unsafe" supply.
Most people know that cats are carnivores, or meat eaters, and are puzzled when their cats begin eating houseplants. This could
be dangerous - some plants are toxic. A plant-snacking cat may be trying to get required minerals that might be lacking from the
commercial food she eats. Give her access to a planter pot of "cat grass" (available at pet supply stores and garden centers), and she'll leave your other plants alone.
Pet Medication Supplies http://www.pet-medication-supplies.net
can help you get the best possible supplies for your pet. Advantix, Arthramine, Cosequin, Frontline, Heartgard - find the best deals in pet
medication for flea and tick control, arthritis and lyme disease. Upto 50% discount everyday on brand names.
NEWS & INFORMATION resources updated Mon. June / 24 / 2019
Should we really bring our pets to work? Yahoo Finance
Pet-friendly workplaces are becoming more common, with Google, Amazon, Etsy, and other large companies allowing employees to bring their furry friends to ...
2 Stocks to Play the Pet Care Trend Yahoo Finance
With consumers spending as much as $72 billion on their pets in 2018, here are 2 companies that could benefit most from our love of animals.
Pets of the Week | Pets Index-Journal
Meet Penny: Pretty, petite, playful Penny, a pup with a heart of gold, a desire to please, and a happy-go-lucky personality that's impossible to resist. This lovely ...
Pets of the Tucson Weekly Tucson Weekly
For our pets edition this year readers submitted their best dressed pets and here at Weekly headquarters, we wanted to get in on the action!...
The Next Frontier Of Wellness: Your Pets Forbes
With a fast-growing awareness about nutrition and our own health, it is not surprising that the next wave of wellness companies are not focused on humans, but ...
Natural Remedies for your Pet KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento
Be Kind Pet Line is a line of natural remedies for pets so you can treat care for them without medication, toxins, chemicals or side effects. More info: Be Kind Pet ...
The best pet stroller Daily Press
Our four-legged friends love exploring the outdoors, but when they're unable to walk for long periods—due to age, size, illness, or injury—that doesn't need to.
Pet of the Week: Sam and Koda WAPT Jackson
Our Pets of the Week, Sam and Coda, are available for a discounted adoption fee from the Animal Rescue Fund of MS.
CAPA Pet of the Week: Squish Santa Ynez Valley News
Squish is a 12-year-old female, brown smooth-coated Chihuahua mix available for adoption at Animal Services – Lompoc. Her adoption fee includes spay, ...
Pets with Potential: Meet Aspen WCAX
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Last week's pets with potential, Marcus, was adopted and is now at his home. You may remember Sweetie, a cat we featured twice ...
Flea season hitting Valley pets hard YourCentralValley.com
This summer could be a bad one for pet owners, more fleas seem to be invading the valley. “The fleas are definitely worse this year, we did hear with the ...
NJ pets in need: June 10, 2019 NJ.com
Profile: One Step Closer Animal Rescue. One Step Closer Animal Rescue Inc. in Sparta is a nonprofit rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from ...
Why We Treat Some Animals Like People NPR
Does living with animals really make us healthier? Why do we eat some animals and keep others as pets? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk with psychology ...
Traveling with your pet WTNH.com
(WTNH) - It might be hard for you to leave your pet behind when you go on vacation, but should you really them with you? Furry Friends Foster & Rescue can ...
The New Rules of Flying With Your Pet ConsumerReports.org
Consumer Reports gives you tips on how to fly with a pet or support animal. If you're thinking of taking a pet along on your next flight, be prepared. This summer ...
NJ pets in need: May 27, 2019 NJ.com
The Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the cookout season; here are some tips from BluePearl Veterinary Partners to make sure your pet is a ...
Groom has his pet dog as his best man Fox News
At this wedding, the best man was also a very good boy. A groom from Scotland decided that for his best man, all he needed was man's best friend. So, on his ...
Adams: Pet CPR, first aid training class Berkshire Eagle
Got Spots Etc. is hosting a pet CPR and first aid training class from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Firehouse Cafe, 47 Park St.Taught by a 25+ year ...
Vegan pet food might save the planet Quartz
My dog Tobey and I were recently watching Shark Tank when the creator of vegan dog food brand Wild Earth came on stage. Ryan Bethencourt, the company's ...
Petition: Make Pet Theft a Felony! One Green Planet
If you agree that pet theft should be treated much more seriously and the lives of our furry companions are worth more than property, sign this petition!