Cat Food and Hydration

Is Canned Tuna Fish Bad for Cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Tuna Safe for Cats to Eat?

Cats love eating tuna and all types of fish. If you open a can of tuna, it won’t be long before your cat is drawn to the enticing aroma. You want to feed your cat its favorite food, but are unsure if tuna is good for cats or toxic. A cat shouldn’t be fed tuna on a daily basis because it can cause mercury poisoning. Just 3 ounces (85 grams) of light tuna contains 10.71 […]

is it okay to feed cats sardines?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can You Feed Cats Sardines?

You already know that cats like eating sardines. Felines don’t hunt in water, and they don’t eat fish in the wild. Given that some human foods are toxic to cats, this makes many owners wonder if it’s safe to feed cats sardines. Sardines are healthy for cats because they’re high in protein, which cats need for energy. Sardines also contain minerals like calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc, which cats require for a healthy […]

are cats allowed to eat bread?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Bread Bad for Cats?

Cats need protein and fat from animal products to survive. Bread contains neither of these food groups, so it shouldn’t be a regular part of a cat’s diet. Plain bread is not toxic to cats, but it has no nutritional value. Many cats enjoy the taste, but it’s empty calories. A piece of bread the size of your fingernail is fine as an occasional treat. Bread is best used for hiding medication and worming pills. […]

can cats eat dog food for a couple days?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Dog Food in an Emergency?

You’ve run out of cat food, but have plenty of dog food. Or, perhaps it’s cheaper/easier to feed both pets the same food. It’s fine as a one-off, but it shouldn’t become the new norm. Cats have unique nutritional needs. If your cat ate from the dog’s bowl, it will be fine. Dog food makes an acceptable one-off meal replacement when you’ve run out of cat food. Anything more than 1-2 days of eating dog […]

cat drinking a lot of water and meowing
Cat Food and Hydration

Why is My Cat Always Thirsty?

It’s normal for a cat’s water consumption to increase during warmer weather. But sometimes excessive drinking in cats, especially when accompanied by other symptoms, is a cause for concern. If your cat is drinking a lot of water, it may have polydipsia (excessive thirst). A cat with polydipsia may drink 60 ml per kg of body weight per day. Causes range from behavioral to pathological, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, fever, and urinary tract disease. Cats […]

how much protein does an older cat need per day?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Too Much Protein Bad for Older Cats?

Older cats find it harder to digest protein. However, that’s not to say that protein is bad for old cats. It’s a common misconception that all senior cats should be placed on a low-protein diet. Aging cats need as much protein as younger cats, but the protein must be high-quality and easily digestible. However, cats with kidney disease should consume less protein. You might think that there’s not a lot of difference between a “mature” […]