Feline Nutrition

Balanced Blends Guide to Raw Feeding: How Does a Nutritionally Balanced Raw Diet Benefit Your Cat’s Health?

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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.

Today we’re looking at the health benefits of raw diet. How does a species appropriate and nutritionally balanced diet benefit your cat’s health?Continue Reading

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Balanced Blends Guide to Raw Feeding: Why a Balanced Raw Diet is Important

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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.

In today’s article, we look at understanding a balanced raw diet and why it is important.Continue Reading

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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

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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

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New from Balanced Blends: Raw Turkey Dinner for Cats

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This post is sponsored by Balanced Blends*

We’ve been fans of Balanced Blends raw food for quite some time. Our only “complaint” has been that up until now, they only had chicken and beef varieties. Allegra and Ruby love turkey, so we were delighted when Balanced Blends asked us to review their new turkey formula.Continue Reading

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Weruva Recalls Best Feline Friends (BFF) Products Made for Australian Market – Updates

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On May 5, Weruva issued a statement that they removed select Best Feline Friend (BFF) canned foods, exclusive to the Australian market, from shelves after concerns that the formulas may have been making cats sick. Those of you who have read this blog for any length of time know that Weruva is on my list of recommended brands, and I feed this brand to Allegra and Ruby. I’m always concerned when I hear of a cat food recall, but of course, I’m even more concerned when it happens to a brand I know well, recommend and feed to my own cats.

I reached out to David Forman, Weruva’s president, late yesterday afternoon,Continue Reading

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Study Confirms that Dry Food Increases Risk of Diabetes for Cats

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There are many reasons why cats should never eat dry food. Dry food is the equivalent of junk food for cats, it is the leading cause of most urinary tract problems, and it is responsible for the obesity problem among cats. Dry food has also been implicated as one of the contributing factors to diabetes, which is reaching epidemic proportions. 1 in 50 cats may be affected, with overweight cats being at increased risk.Continue Reading

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Darwin’s Offers Raw Prescription Diet for Cats

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We are big fans of Darwin’s raw food. it’s currently one of Allegra and Ruby’s favorite foods. You can read our review of Darwin’s here. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a unique offering in the raw food market: Darwin’s Intelligent Design™, a prescription diet for cats with kidney disease.Continue Reading

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Wellness Cat Food Recall

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Wellness is voluntarily recalling a small amount of their canned cat foods from retailers’ shelves. According to the company’s website, “keeping your trust in our brand is so important to us, and so we wanted to let you and our retailers know right away. Since the products may not have been made consistent with our quality assurance guidelines, we want to replace them. Our Quality team learned that a foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility, and so we are taking this conservative step to ensure the well-being of cats and to put our consumers’ minds at ease.”Continue Reading

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Big Bear Pet Food: Fresh Frozen Raw and Cooked Cat Food

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This post is sponsored by Big Bear Pet Food

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. There are numerous benefits from feeding a raw diet to your cat, including improved digestion, reduced stool odor and volume, increased energy, ability to maintain ideal weight, better dental health, and better urinary tract health. Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more mainstream as pet parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods.Continue Reading

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9Lives, Special Kitty and EverPet Recall Expanded to Include Additional Lots

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The J.M. Smucker Company expanded its voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives™, EverPet™, and Special Kitty™ canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date. The recall was first announced on January 3.Continue Reading

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