PET CARE: CATS: NUTRITION
This section contains information on some of the most common medical problems and issues of dogs and cats. It is designed to assist pet owners in better understanding their pets’ health problems and issues.
Ash and Your Pet's Health
Ash is not an individual ingredient that pet food manufacturers add to your petâ€™s diet, however, it is present in all pet foods at varying levels. Dry meat protein sources, such as chicken by-product meal, chicken meal, lamb meal, or meat meal, all contain ash, or bone. Chicken by-product meal [...] Read More »
Feeding Your Pregnant Queen
It is important for a queen (female cat) to be fully mature (usually 1 ½ years to 2 years of age) and in good body condition prior to becoming pregnant. Queens that are underweight or overweight can have difficulties conceiving, carrying the pregnancy to term, or delivering live kittens unassisted. [...] Read More »
Nutrition for the Cancer Patient
Cancer is a disease that most of us are familiar with. We are either survivors or know someone who is a survivor or someone who lost the battle with this dreadful disease. Most of the cancers that affect people can also affect our beloved furry companions. As dogs and cats [...] Read More »
Obesity in Pets - What Can You Do?
Is your pet overweight or even obese? Obesity in pets is an epidemic that mirrors the problem in the human population. Data gathered in 2002 by the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that 40% of pet dogs in the United States were either overweight or obese. More recent data gathered [...] Read More »
Pet Nutrition 101
Have you ever wondered what the best food to feed your pet is? Or even how to choose from the many options available today? Well, this article is designed to help explain the important nutritional features of a good quality diet. Feeding a good quality food will have a positive [...] Read More »
Pet Nutrition 102
A follow-up to Pet Food Nutrition 101, this article discusses specific dietary features for specific groups and even for individual breeds of dogs and cats. DOGS Large and giant breed dogs, such as Mastiffs, Great Danes, and German Shepherds (to name a few) should be fed with several factors in [...] Read More »
Please note that this information does not replace professional veterinary care. It is solely for educational purposes. Your pet’s medical condition should be evaluated by a veterinarian before any medical decisions are implemented. If there is a potentially life-threatening emergency involving your pet, take your pet to a veterinarian or veterinary facility immediately.