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Cat Food & Nutrition

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People often ask what they should feed their cat, what should be in cat food, and how to read cat food labels. In short:

  • Look at the first five ingredients listed. The more you see the quality meat listed among them, the better. Know that ‘meal’ is not the same as ‘meat’. If you want to know what you feed your cat, avoid unspecified meat. E.g. “Chicken”, “Chicken meat” – you know the meat type; compare it with “Meat meal”.
  • If your cat has special needs, e.g. diabetic, educate yourself on what exactly the condition means and what “qualities” the food should have for your specific case (e.g. low in carbohydrates, high in protein, low in phosphorus, you get the idea). This will help you to understand whether a certain cat food really helps your cat.
  • A rule of thumb of everyday feeding – have wet food in your cat’s diet. Avoid fish if you have male cats. Choose the most top quality cat food that you can afford.
  • Educate yourself on reading labels and what should go into cat food. Start with catinfo.org.
  • What about raw feeding? I recommend you properly investigate what goes into raw feeding and preparing cat food yourself, before you opt in, as you must clearly understand what should be present in cat food to make it nutritionally complete. The absence, or presence, or excess of certain things can make your cat severely sick. Explore the raw feeding topic from various angles, so you make the best and informed decision for your cat’s health.
  • Feline Nutrition: Daily Nutritional and Vitamin Requirements
  • About pet food industry and pet food:
  • Frederick Cat Vet on dry, wet, and raw diet for cats: What Should I Feed my Cat? Choosing a Cat Food
  • Dr. Becker / Mercola on ingredients in cat food: Your Pet’s Food: Exposing Manufacturers’ Dirty Tricks
  • Drs Foster & Smith on cat food allergy – “Several studies have shown that some ingredients are more likely to cause food allergies than others. In cats, the most common offenders are beef, lamb, seafood, corn, soy, dairy products and wheat gluten.”: Food Allergies & Intolerance in Cats
  • Fish in cat food – Why fish is dangerous for cats: Article by Jean Hofve DVM
  • What ingredients to avoid in wet cat food: Carrageenan, animal fat, BHA, BHT, meat and bone meal, etc: Link 1, Link 2
  • Do you feed complete cat food? The difference in the ingredient percentage in cat food marked as “food”, “dinner”, “platter”, “entree”, “nuggets”, “formula”, “flavour”, etc: Little Big Cat


Cat Vomits After Eating. Cat Obesity. Puzzle Feeders. Slow Feeding.

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Rescue and Shelter Medicine

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Feral Cats

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