Cat Food and Hydration

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 […]

How to Stop Your Cat from Eating Too Fast
Cat Food and Hydration

How to Stop Your Cat from Eating Too Fast

Dinner is the highlight of the day for many cats. This excitement can be detrimental, though. If a cat eats too quickly, it risks regurgitating undigested food. It can also cause obesity. A cat that eats quickly will not realize it is full, eating more to overcompensate. If you have multiple cats, feed them in separate rooms. This prevents competition over food. Feed smaller portions, multiple times per day. This way, your cat will not […]

are strawberries good for cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Safely Eat Strawberries?

Bring home a punnet of strawberries and your cat will likely show interest. Cats seem to adore these sweet fruits, tempted by their enticing smell. This will leave you wondering if strawberries are safe for cats to eat. Strawberries will not make a cat unwell, unless they are eaten to excess. There are no toxic qualities to these fruits. However, they are high in sugar and have limited nutritional value. Feeding strawberries to a cat […]