Cat Food and Hydration

pica disorder in cats
Cat Food and Hydration

Why Does My Cat Eat Things That Aren’t Food?

It sometimes feels like the human definition of food differs from that of your pet cat. It can seem strange when your feline refuses their dinner, only to eat things that aren’t food. It makes you wonder if this mealtime behavior is normal for a cat, or if a medical problem is responsible. If your cat is eating strange things, it’s not always a symptom of an underlying problem. Some cats settle for licking and […]

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

Is Too Much Protein Bad for Older Cats?

As cats grow older, they find it harder to digest food – particularly 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.   Cats over the age of 12 find it harder to smell and taste their food, so they may start to lose their appetite. As such, you should look for cat food that excites […]

How Long Can a Sick Cat Go without Eating and Drinking?
Cat Food and Hydration

How Long Can a Sick Cat Go without Eating and Drinking?

A sick cat can go without food and water for a few days at best. If your cat is ill, then immediate action is required before it becomes a life-threatening situation. While it’s natural for cats to grow finicky and refuse food and water from time-to-time, prolonged refusal is abnormal. We’ll explore the issues that can cause cats to refuse meals and liquid. We’ll then look at the warnings signs that can highlight an underlying […]

easiest proteins for cats to digest
Cat Food and Hydration

What’s the Most Easily Digestible Protein for Cats?

Cats need a high-protein diet to survive, but consuming large amounts of protein can be harsh on cats with sensitive stomachs. It doesn’t help that the proteins found in many commercial cat foods are low-quality and somewhat difficult to digest. To prevent digestive problems, we’re often told to feed our cat ‘high quality’ or ‘digestible’ protein instead. If you feed your cat ‘high-quality’ and ‘digestible’ protein, this will improve their bowel habits and their general […]

sudden loss of appetite in cats
Cat Food and Hydration

10 Reasons for Decreased Appetite in Cats

Whenever a cat has lost interest in eating, alarm bells start to ring. Cats need to eat regularly to stay healthy. Felines are food-focused animals, and their small bodies hold little in the way of energy reserves. If your cat is refusing to eat all of a sudden, there will be an underlying reason. We will explain why cats go off their food. There could be a simple explanation surrounding their lifestyle that can be […]

is watermelon safe for cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Safely Eat Watermelon?

Cats are indifferent to most fruits. This is due to their tongue’s lacking the taste buds that detect sweetness, rendering fruit tasteless to felines. One exception to this rule is watermelon, which many cats have a particular fondness for. We will look at how to introduce watermelon to your cat’s diet. This will include how much watermelon is safe for your cat to eat. Like anything, it’s possible for your pet to consume too much. […]