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Rachael Ray Launches Nutrish for Cats

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Cat Infographic. Safe Snacks For Cats

Cats Are Curious About Human Food Too!

When you share your home with a cat, one thing we can all agree on is that they are curious and quick.  One second they are no where to be seen and the next second they are  underfoot or  right next to you checking out what you are doing.  We find this to be true when we are in the kitchen preparing meals.  The cats might be sound asleep basking in the sun, and the moment they hear the refrigerator, or in Annie’s case the water running in the kitchen sink, all three cats are ready and willing to help.

We use garlic and onion almost every day and take extra precautions to make sure they don’t get their paws on any.  We must be mindful not to let any small pieces slip onto the floor or counter.  Even if you think your cat might not eat a piece of onion or garlic, when you mix it in with a source of protein, your cat might find it irresistible.

Even though we try to keep our cats on a regimented diet, there are times when we like to share a special treat with them too.   But it is important to know what you can, and more importantly, what you should never feed your cats.  This easy to follow infographic serves as a quick reminder.

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Cat Health Depends on a Balanced Diet

Balanced nutrition is the key to your cats good healthIdeal Balance Commercial Image

How often have we heard that for the best in life, we need to keep everything in balance. Work and family life balance, exercise and rest and of course eating a balanced diet.  When I was in Kenya, I saw the limitations on the availability of clean water.  I have not been able to turn on the water at home without thinking about how precious this resource is and how fortunate those of us are that take clean water for granted every day.

We know we need water and we also need to eat a balanced diet to maintain our health and this is easier said than done at times.  We can select our food choices but our cats rely on us to choose for them and this can be daunting at times.

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Drinkwell Original Fountain Review and Giveaway

House cats benefit by drinking more water, and even more so if they are eating a dry kibble diet. All cats need water and even though you might hear people say  their cat never drinks water, we know this is not true and all cats need water.  Even wild big cats intake water when eating their prey but they also seek out watering holes.  You can help out your cats by setting up a watering hole for them in your own habitat.

Gracey drinking water from fountain

Gracey loved her Drinkwell Fountain

Gracey loved her Drinkwell Fountain

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Is All Natural Cat Food Enough? A Cat’s Diet Must Be Balanced

Pet Parents Demand All Natural Quality Ingredients for their Cats

Ideal Balance canned cat food

Pets are part of the family, in fact so much so that we are seeing the term pet parent more often than pet owner. This increasing humanization of pets has paved the way for pet parents to demand their pets’ food be made of the same type and quality of ingredients that might be in a food product for humans. . This means that cat parents are asking for protein sources in their cat’s food that would match the quality of meat, poultry or fish in their own food.  And just as all natural foods are demanded for themselves, all natural food is in demand for cats too.

Is All Natural Cat Food Enough?

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Does Your Cat’s Menu Have the Ideal Balance?

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Gracey excited to snack!

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Hill’s Ideal Balance Cat Food Created From Consumer Input

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Hill’s®  Ideal Balance™ natural cat food provides balanced nutrition

Most of my working life has been in the product development and marketing of food for humans.  And as I am sure you are aware, when you walk into a traditional grocery store you are hit with a multitude of products, everything from items with ingredient labels that look like they might have been created in a lab to the products with clean labels; meaning they are produced with natural ingredients.  In fact, there are so many products in a larger format grocery store, a new product only has about 3 seconds to grab the attention of  the consumer.

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Pet Food Preference Survey for Cat and Dog Parents

Pet Food Preference Survey for Cat and Dog Parents

As part of our zoology studies, we are super interested to learn what is important to you when choosing food for your cat and dog.  Your opinion matters!  Thank you for your consideration!

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Which Protein is Best for your Cat? Ask an Iams Expert Here!

What protein is best for your cat

Do you wonder what protein is best for your cat?

Food trends come and go. Many humans like to mix up their diets by trying a variety of  foods and flavors.  My mom is a foodie. She has developed award winning specialty food products  and even now that she is a zoologist  she still likes to  learn about interesting new ingredients  and innovative foods.  Just ask my dad, you probably never want to go to the grocery store with her.  She really likes to  stalk the shelves for what’s new.  But we cats, well we aren’t concerned with pink himalayan sea salt or agnolotti with celery-root puree. We just want protein.

Cats are obligate carnivores and we need to eat protein that contains 10 specific amino acids that we can’t make on our own. These essential amino acids are known as the building blocks for important biologically active compounds and proteins. If we become deficient even of just one essential amino acid, it can lead to serious health problems. Your cat’s menu should be made up almost entirely of protein sources from meat.  This is why we cats are always on the prowl for the amino acids in protein.

Do you have questions about cat food ingredients?

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Two Hydration Tests Your Cat Needs Now

Cats Need Water

All cats need water. Even though you might hear people say their cat never drinks water, or even say cats don’t need water, Gracey drinking water from fountainwe know this is not true and that all cats need water. Our wild cousins intake water when eating their prey but they also seek out watering holes.  Domestic cats sharing their homes with humans are descendants of the African Wildcat, but the life style and domesticated adaptations make their needs different. Most house cats are not surviving off of their hunting skills.

House cats benefit by drinking more water especially if they are eating a dry kibble diet. Cats consuming wet food do get more water from their food but still need to have a separate water source. I have an electric water fountain and a bowl of fresh water by my chow station.

Two Hydration Tests Your Cat Needs Now

There are two simple tests that you can do at home to make sure your cat is getting the water they need.  My parents perform both of these tests on me quite often. They are not painful or difficult to withstand.

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