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Must I Feed Wet Food?

Ask 10 people what you should feed your cat, and you’ll get 15 different opinions. Wet, or canned food is extremely popular with many...

Hyperthyroid Cat’s Appetite

Q: We have a 14-year-old female Russian Blue cat who has been recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. She has a ravenous appetite and continues to...

Cassava and Sweet Potato for Diabetic Cats

If you’ve ever had an obese cat or a diabetic cat, you know first-hand how difficult it can be to get the cat’s weight...

The Challenge of Maintaining Thiamine Levels

As carnivores, cats have a high requirement for the essential amino acid thiamine in their diet. Cats require about five times as much thiamine...

Mycotoxins Blamed

In September 2021, we wrote about an outbreak of pancytopenia, a disease that decreases the number of blood cells, in the United Kingdom. The...

Yes, Cats Can Eat Carbs

We all want to keep our cats happy and healthy. Unfortunately, this desire makes it easy for marketing claims and personal beliefs to spiral...

Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Q: I am writing to you about my 6-year-old cat Ellie, who was presumptively diagnosed with IBD about 6 months ago after an ultrasound...

Risk Factors for Cats with Cognitive Disorders

Colorado State University researchers looked at records from past clients to determine risk factors and common complaints for feline cognitive disorder syndrome. Owners cited...

Wet Food, Dry? Both?

We have so many options when it comes to feeding a cat, and this is surely a good thing. It would seem like the...

Are You Seeing Urine Spots?

Urinary incontinence is an involuntary leakage of urine. Most often, an incontinent cat is not aware that this leakage is happening. If you think...

Study Targets Raw-Diet Safety Issues

The very words “raw diet” can evoke a strong response (pro or con) when mentioned among cat lovers. Issues of concern include the potential...
UK Cat food recall

U.K. Food Recall

Feline pancytopenia is a potentially fatal illness characterized by a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Since April 2021, veterinarians...