Feline Nutrition

Why Food Flexibility Is Important for Cats

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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 reasons why food flexibility is important. Continue Reading

Radagast Pet Food Voluntarily Expands Recall

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Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its voluntary recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diet across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution because of its strong commitment to food safety and quality.Continue Reading

Radagast Pet Food Inc. Recalls Three Lots of Rad Cat Free-Range Chicken and One Lot of Pasture Raised Venison

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Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe because testing results indicate they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is also recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe because testing results indicate it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O121. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution.Continue Reading

What to Do When Your Cat Won’t Eat

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Cats can be finicky eaters. Some cats simply decide from one day to the next that they no longer like a food they’ve been happily eating before. This can be frustrating for cat parents, and it’s not something to take lightly. A cat who stops eating is always a concern, and a cat who hasn’t eaten anything for more than 24-48 hours may be developing hepatic lipidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition also known as fatty liver disease.Continue Reading

Review: NomNomNow Fresh Food for Cats

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This post is sponsored by NomNomNow and contains affiliate links*

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need meat in their diet to thrive. Their systems aren’t designed to digest carbohydrates. A raw diet is one of the best ways to fulfill cats’ nutritional requirements, but raw food, even a commercially prepared raw diet, may exceed the comfort level for some cat parents. I don’t think it’s necessary to take an “all or nothing” stand when it comes to feline nutrition, but I do believe that it is important to feed our cats a diet that is as minimally processed as possible.

There are few options for minimally processed fresh cooked diets on the market. One of the newest offerings comes from NomNom Now.Continue Reading

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