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Distaster Preparedness for Cats #FoodShelterLove

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Eddie under ottoman

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Bring Some Love Home #FoodShelterLove

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® and Food, Shelter & Love™ Program, but The Tiniest Tiger only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

 Cats Come into Shelters for a Lot of Different Reasons.

Annie and Eddie in their cage

Annie and Eddie waiting for their forever home.

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Ideal Balance Crunchy Naturals Cat Treats

Ideal Balance Crunchy Naturals

Gracey had food allergies and that made it difficult to find special treats for her to enjoy.  We were in that mind set for so long, now that Annie and Eddie are Ideal Balance Crunchy Naturalshere we realized that we could look for a teat for them to enjoy.  We are still skittish about what to feed our cats because we want to make sure that they not only enjoy their treats but that the treats are good and safe for them too.

Ideal Balance created Crunchy Naturals for dogs and cats to meet the needs of pet parents that want the best in what they choose to give to their loved one.  I like the window on the bag that allows me to see the treats inside the bag too.   The treats stay fresh even after opening because the treat bag has a zip loc closure that seals tight. In fact, the treat bag stayed closed even after Annie batted it off the counter onto the floor thinking she would be able to get a few extra treats.

All Natural Ingredients and Grain Free

Ideal Balance treats are made with all-natural ingredients like real chicken and they are grain-free too. There is no corn, wheat, soy, added artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.  All of the Hill’s Ideal Balance treats are manufactured locally, in the United States.

Zero Tolerance for Salmonella

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Worried About Salmonella? Hill’s Pet Nutrition has Zero Tolerance

Raw Ingredients

Most of my life I have been in the product development, manufacturing and distribution of  food products. Having owned my own food company, I understand how important not only choosing the right ingredients but also where those ingredients come from is to the quality and safety of the finished product.  Just as people are becoming more concerned about where and how their own food is produced, we are demanding better quality and transparency in the food that we choose to feed our pets.

How Ingredients are Sourced is Important

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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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Win a Hill’s Ideal Balance Gift Basket! 20 Winners!

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If you would like to try Hill’s Ideal Balance food, we have the perfect opportunity for you.  Twenty friends of  The Tiniest Tiger will win a basket of food, treats and a a special cat or dog bowl and a place mat or blanket.

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Does Your Cat’s Menu Have the Ideal Balance?

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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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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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