Cat Food and Hydration

are insects poisonous to cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is It Safe for Cats to Eat Insects?

Felines have strange eating habits. You may buy quality cat food, only for your pet to reject it. This is confusing enough, but it becomes increasingly so when your cat starts eating insects. [Most invertebrates are edible without any long-term impact. This does not mean that your cat will never experience health problems after eating an insect, though. It’s possible that a bug will irritate their throat or digestive tract. This could lead to stomach […]

what are the best vegetables for cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Vegetables Safely?

Cats are obligate carnivores, not vegetarians. They need to be fed a diet that is high in protein (amino acids, such as taurine) to facilitate their physical development. A cat’s diet plan should NOT consist entirely of green vegetables. Pets have different dietary requirements to humans. Some vegetables are healthy, but they should only be fed to your cat in moderation. These include peas, carrots, broccoli, and spinach. Other vegetables are extremely tough for felines to […]

can cats eat pork?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Pork Healthy for Cats to Eat?

As obligate carnivores, cats have a limited diet. They must eat meat, or their bodies will not function optimally. Chicken and fish are well known feline favorites, but is pork good for cats? Pork isn’t toxic to cats, but it’s not a healthy option either. There are leaner, and less salty, meats available to feed your pet. Despite this, if your cat enjoys pork, it’s fine to consume in moderation. Just ensure that the meat […]

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 requirements to increase as the weather warms up. Many cats are ancestral desert inhabitants that are careful about how much water they drink. Sometimes excessive drinking in cats, especially if they’re accompanied by other symptoms, can be a cause for concern. If your cat is continuously seeking out bowls, cups, and puddles, it may have polydipsia (excessive thirst). A cat with polydipsia may drink over 60 ml per kg […]

how much chocolate can a cat eat?
Cat Food and Hydration

Will Chocolate Make My Cat Sick?

Pets and chocolate are rarely a good combination, and cats are no exception. In addition to risks of obesity and tooth decay, chocolate can damage your cat’s internal organs. Just 15 grams of chocolate can be lethal for cats. This is due to the presence of theobromine, an alkaloid found in cacao. It can cause major problems with your cat’s heart. The good news is that most cats don’t want to eat chocolate. Feline taste […]

how to fatten up an old cat
Cat Food and Hydration

How to Get a Senior Cat to Gain Weight

Weight loss can be a significant health problem for cats who are aged 15+. It’s not uncommon for a feline in their twilight years to start losing weight and muscle mass, particularly in the hindquarters of their legs. Older cats that struggle to maintain an optimal weight must be monitored closely. Feed your cat more calories each day. If your older cat won’t eat, you should amend its diet. Warmer food, wet food, and meals […]