Cat Food and Hydration

can you give cats cream?
Cat Food and Hydration

What Kind of Milk Can Cats Drink Safely?

For many years, people thought that milk was the ideal drink for cats. You only have to look at children’s picture books to see countless images of cats lapping up milk. But in recent years, attitudes have changed. Milk is no longer considered a healthy choice for felines. Most cats are lactose intolerant, which means that they’re unable to digest the lactose (sugar) in milk. These cats should only be given lactose-free milk. Cats that […]

are bananas good for cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Are Bananas Safe for Cats to Eat?

One of the challenges of pet ownership is remembering which human foods are harmful to cats. We automatically assume that feeding cats bananas will be a beneficial part of a feline’s diet plan. Your feline’s health can benefit from the vitamins and minerals (potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin c, folate, etc.) found in bananas, but not if consumed to excess. Bananas are not harmful to cats, but they have a high sugar content that can […]

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

Is Tuna Safe for Cats to Eat?

If you’ve opened a can of tuna, it won’t be long before your cat shows an interest. We love to treat our pets with delicious foods, but also have to consider whether this type of fish is safe for cats. Tuna contains high levels of phosphorus and mercury, so it should never be eaten daily.  It is high in protein, but lacks many essential nutrients. Feeding your cat a scientifically-formulated tuna cat food is the […]

can cats taste spice?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Spicy Food?

Cats love to experience new tastes that are rich and flavorful, especially food that’s being enjoyed by humans. How about spicy food for cats? Well, it is no exception to the rule because it has a very distinct scent. Spicy food is usually meat-based, making it particularly enticing to felines. Gastrointestinal and digestive issues (upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting) can occur due to the capsaicin found in spices, such as cayenne pepper. A cat’s tongue […]

Why is my cat not drinking water?
Cat Food and Hydration

Cat Not Drinking Water? 10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Cat Hydrated!

Is your cat dehydrated? Cats need 60 ml of water per kilo of bodyweight. Felines rarely drink enough water to meet their daily requirements. But there are some really easy ways to get your cat to drink more water that can be introduced almost instantly. Move your cat’s water bowl to a better position. Most felines are reluctant to drink water if they smell food or their litter box is nearby. Use a water fountain. […]

My cat only wants to eat human food
Cat Food and Hydration

Cat Eating Human Food? 10 Dangerous Foods Cats Should Never Eat!

When little eyes peer at your dinner plate, it can be hard to resist sharing your meal with your cat. This can be a mistake as many human foods are unhealthy for felines. Unsafe human foods for cats include chocolate, avocado, grapes, and spices. Most cats are lactose intolerant, which rules out dairy products. We will look at popular human foods that can make your cat sick (or worse.) Be vigilant about keeping your pets […]