The J.M. Smucker Co. voluntarily recalled two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. No other Meow Mix products are impacted by this recall.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
If you’ve followed The Conscious Cat for any length of time, you already know that we’re passionate about species-appropriate nutrition. Cats are obligate carnivores, and they need meat not only to survive, but to thrive. Continue Reading
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Have you ever opened a can of food or a bag of kibble and wondered about the contents? Why does it smell so bad? Why are the ingredient lists so complicated and long? What’s even in it? Cats may be mysterious, but their food shouldn’t be. That’s where Smalls comes in. Smalls is human-grade, fresh food, for cats.Continue Reading
We’re super excited about Hauspanther’s new line of freeze-dried raw cat treats and meal toppers. Developed by Kate Benjamin and sourced and made in the USA, these treats are everything I look for in a cat treat.Continue Reading
On July 3, the J. M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.Continue Reading
My name is Andrea Tasi, and my whole life revolves around cats and cat care. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and was determined to go out into the world and help sick cats get better, and keep well cats well.Continue Reading
Human nutritionists tell us that food variety is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet, and yet, we don’t think twice about feeding our cats the same food, day after day. I can’t imagine that they enjoy this lack of variety any more than we would.
But in addition to the boredom factor, there are other important reasons for feeding a variety of foods, also knows as the rotation diet, or rotation feeding. You can rotate different proteins, brands and flavors on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.Continue Reading
We’ve been fans of Balanced Blends for quite some time, and we were delighted to see that they recently introduced their enhanced raw formulas as well as brand new steamed formulas, ideal for cat parents who want to feed a species-appropriate whole food diet, but aren’t quite comfortable with the idea of raw feeding.Continue Reading
Cats should be thriving, not just surviving. Yet the vast majority of pet food options is filled with species inappropriate ingredients chosen to meet the minimum nutritional requirements, at the lowest possible cost, while sounding increasingly “human appropriate” to appeal to buyers. We’ve domesticated our cats, but we’ve failed to bring the nutritional benefits of the wild in with them.Continue Reading