Feline Nutrition

Balanced Blends Guide to Raw Feeding: De-Mystifying Pet Food Labels

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This post is sponsored by Balanced Blends

This article is part of a series sponsored by Balanced Blends, a raw pet food company, answering some of the most common questions around feeding a raw food diet to your cats.

Buying pet food can be an overwhelming and confusing process. Pet food labels are supposed to provide information to consumers, but unless you know how to interpret the information on the labels, they may only add to the confusion.Continue Reading

Balanced Blends Guide to Raw Feeding: Transitioning Your Cat to a Raw Food Diet

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This article is part of a series sponsored by Balanced Blends, a raw pet food company, answering some of the most common questions around feeding a raw food diet to your cats.

After doing the research, you’ve finally found the optimal raw diet for your cat. But now comes the potentially challenging part – transitioning your favorite feline to the diet that you know is better for them, but that’s totally different from what they’re used to eating. While some cats will take to raw immediately, others may take a little bit longer. How can you make the transition easier?Continue Reading

Primal Pet Food Recalls Select Freeze-Dried Formulas Produced Out of Specification

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The following notice went out to all Primal Pet Food customers yesterday:

“Through a recent product quality review process, we have determined that 5 specific Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Formulas were produced outside of our grind size specification of 1/8″ which we have determined is the ideal size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats. The products in question were ground at 1/4″ or 1/8” deviation from our specification.Continue Reading

Is It Okay to Feed Your Cat Table Scraps?

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Pet food manufacturers would like you to believe that the only food your cat should ever eat is a “balanced” food coming out of a bag or can. These commercial, often highly processed, foods are labeled as “100% complete,” and pet guardians are cautioned against feeding table scraps.

However, if you’re eating a reasonably healthy diet of lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables, an occasional table scrap for your cat is not going to be a problem and may actually enhance her nutrition.Continue Reading

Balanced Blends Guide to Raw Feeding

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This is the first in a series of articles sponsored by Balanced Blends, a raw pet food company, answering some of the most common questions around feeding a raw food diet to your cats.

Today’s article starts at the very beginning: with the reasons why raw feeding has become so popular among cat parents.Continue Reading