Feline Nutrition

The Health Benefits of a Raw Diet

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Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it. A raw diet can benefit your cat’s health overall, and it can also make a big difference with certain health conditions.Continue Reading

What Do The Terms on Pet Food Labels Really Mean?

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I’ve written extensively about feline nutrition and my recommendations based on what our obligate carnivores need for optimal health. Generally speaking, the progression from most desirable to least desirable is a raw food diet (either commercial or homemade), a home cooked whole food diet, or grain-free canned food. I do not recommend any dry food for cats. But even within these parameters, the available options can be overwhelming.  Pet food labels should be a useful tool to help cat parents decide which foods to select. Unfortunately, food labels are more about marketing than providing information.Continue Reading

Darwin’s Intelligent Design: Raw Food to Support Cats with Kidney Disease

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If you’ve followed us for a while, you already know that we’re big fans of Darwin’s raw food. It’s Allegra’s favorite, and we like everything about this food. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a unique offering in the raw food market: Darwin’s Intelligent Design™, a raw prescription diet for cats with kidney disease.Continue Reading

The Best to Worst Cat Foods

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m passionate about species-appropriate nutrition for cats. Cats are obligate carnivores, and they need meat not only to survive, but to thrive. You can find many of the articles I’ve written about this topic in the Feline Nutrition section right here on this site. I also provide one-on-one consultations if you need help with transitioning your cat to a healthier diet.

You can find my recommendations of what to feed your cat here.Continue Reading

Darwin’s Makes Feeding Raw Easy

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This post is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Food and contains affiliate links*

As more and more cat parents are looking for ways to provide optimal nutrition for their feline family members, raw feeding is becoming more and more popular. Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, the availability of commercially prepared raw diets like Darwin’s have made raw feeding easier than ever before. Continue Reading