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Will You Take Your Pet’s #WholeBodyHealth Survey?

Gracey with Duck and Pea

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Helping Your Cats Live Their Best Lives #gethealthyhappy

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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?

This is a sponsored post; we have been compensated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is not responsible for the content of this article.

Gracey Head in chow jar

Gracey excited to snack!

Cat Food with Complementary Nutrition

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Petcurean Helps Feed Cats at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary

Petcurean Helps Feed Cats at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary

BlogPAws Award

 

In May, the same weekend that we lost Gracey, we won the Best Facebook Award in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards.  Pets Add Life, Natural Balance Pet Foods and Petcurean, were the official sponsors of the awards.  Pets Add Life provided the after party food and drink and Natural Balance and Petcurean each provided prizes for the winners with donations of 200 lbs. of food each (400 lbs. total) to the shelter/rescue organization of the winner’s choice.

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Hill’s Ideal Balance Cat Food Created From Consumer Input

Ideal Balance Commercial Image

This is a sponsored post; we have been compensated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is not responsible for the content of this article.

 

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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Vote for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies

Vote for The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure in The Friskies

Gracey with Friskies Statue

 

Voting is open now  and our video The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure is a Semi-Finalist!  From the thousands of cat videos entered this year, Friskies and the contest judges selected 20 Semi-Finalists to compete for a spot as one of 12 Finalists. The top four Category winners and one Fan Favorite winner will be awarded $25,000 in total cash prizes and gold-plated Catuette trophies at “The Friskies” Award Show October 15, 2013. The show will be hosted by comedian and cat owner Michael Ian Black, and broadcast online at www.TheFriskies.com.

“In America, the vote is always in the hands of the people,” said comedian, cat owner and “The Friskies” host Michael Ian Black. “Take advantage of that right and vote for your favorite Internet cat videos at www.TheFriskies.com! It’s time to give back to those cats and their owners who create the videos that get you through work, public transportation and family parties. It just may be the most important thing you do. And you should do it every day.”

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Dr. Raasch Answers Questions and Iams Giveaway

Dr. Raasch from Iams Answers our Readers Questions.

Some of you asked questions about cat food ingredients, proteins and other concerns you might have about your cat’s nutritional requirements in our post Which Protein is Best for your Cat. Dr. Raasch from Iams  answered your questions  in a personalized video.  Our Friends Jayme and Maya’s questions are addressed in the first video.

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Friskies Search for Next Great Original Internet Cat Video

Friskies® Presents “The Friskies

Films have the Oscars®, television shows have the Emmys®, and now internet cat videos have “The Friskies.” Sponsored by Friskies cat food brand, “The Friskies” is a national contest to find and honor the best in original Internet cat videos with tiger sized prizes and charity donations, including a $15,000 Grand Prize.

And if this isn’t super exciting enough, one of the judges is our good friend Karen Nichols, mother of Skeezix and editor of Mousebreath!  This makes me want to run and scratch the sofa from excitement.

The Friskies Internet Cat Video Contest

Cats Rule the Internet!

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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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