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 is natural for cats to grow finicky and refuse food and water from time-to-time, prolonged refusal is abnormal. We will explore the issues that can cause cats to refuse meals and liquid. We will then look at the warnings signs that can […]
Cat Food and Hydration
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
The use of carbohydrates 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. Although you should avoid high-carbohydrate cat foods, you shouldn’t try to eliminate carbs from your cat’s diet altogether. Carbohydrates may have some health benefits, and even wild […]
Cats can be fussy eaters. What goes down a treat one day may be refused the next. This causes consternation for pet owners, who understandably grow concerned when their cat doesn’t eat. A cat not eating must be taken seriously. Regardless of whether your cat is just being a pain or they’re unwell, don’t ignore it. We will look at the explanations for a sudden loss of feline appetite.