Cat Food and Hydration

can you feed cats fish bones?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Cooked Fish with Bones?

Fish bones are small, numerous, and sharp. Given that many cats do enjoy eating fish, it is vital to ensure that it is safe for consumption. But, what constitutes safe from unsafe fish involves more than checking for bones. Cats can eat fish bones, but they shouldn’t. It doesn’t matter if the bones are cooked or uncooked. They can be a choking hazard, cause internal impaction in the digestive tract, and do damage internally. If […]

is it bad for cats to eat pasta?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Pasta Bad for Cats? (Brown, White, Dried + Pasta Sauce)

Pasta is a staple food for many households. It’s versatile, easy to prepare, packed with carbs, and provides a healthy meal. Pasta and the many different sauces may be OK for humans to eat, but is pasta good for cats? Pasta is not bad for cats, but it is considered empty calories in a cat’s diet. Essentially, pasta is junk food for cats. This is because pasta is full of complex carbohydrates. Cats have evolved […]

what are the best vegetables for cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Vegetables? Types of Feline-Safe Veggies!

As diet is a crucial factor in a feline’s wellbeing, many owners wonder if vegetables should be fed to a cat. There are several types of vegetables that cats can safely eat, but others should definitely be avoided. Including vegetables, like pumpkin, squash, and peas, in a cat’s diet can be a good way to increase its nutritional intake. Pumpkin and squash can help maintain gastrointestinal health and movement. Peas, which are often included in […]

how to fatten up an old cat
Cat Food and Hydration

How To Get a Senior Cat To Gain Weight

Keeping your cat at a healthy weight is crucial during its golden years. Many owners start to notice that their cat has become very thin and bony all of a sudden. A cat that is skin and bones is just as unhealthy as an obese feline, so you need to help your cat to gain back the weight it has lost. Many older cats lose interest in food. While there could be a medical explanation, […]

can cats digest carbohydrates?
Cat Food and Hydration

Why Is It Difficult for Cats to Digest Carbohydrates?

The use of carbs in cat food is controversial. While some people see them as a good source of energy, others believe that carbohydrates are responsible for the rise in feline obesity and diabetes. Nevertheless, both sides would agree that cats digest carbohydrates less efficiently than other animals. Cats evolved on a carnivorous (meat-based) diet, so most of their digestive enzymes are geared towards digesting protein rather than carbohydrates. Nevertheless, cats can tolerate some forms […]

can cats eat cooked chicken and rice?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Rice and Chicken?

Cats need a protein-centric diet, with specialist cat food providing all essential vitamins and nutrients. Human food, which often contains more fiber and carbohydrates, can be harmful to a cat’s delicate digestion. However, a bowl of rice and chicken is a notable exception to this rule. Rice and chicken is a good meal for a cat recovering from a stomach upset. After a cat experiences diarrhea, bland food is essential. This food is inoffensive enough […]