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Why Quality Matters: Fresh Food for Cats

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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

Why I Love Chewy.com

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I’ve been ordering cat litter and other supplies from Chewy.com for years. I don’t particularly like shopping and running errands, and I love having things delivered. In fact, between Chewy.com, Amazon, and Prime Now (for groceries,) I save a lot of time that I would otherwise spend going to multiple stores, not to mention sitting in traffic.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

Review: Merrick Purrfect Bistro

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At Global Pet Expo earlier this year, I had one of the most fascinating conversations I’ve ever had about pet food with a representative from Merrick Pet Care. I have long considered Merrick one of the better offerings in the pet food arena, and after my conversation with Mark, I like the brand even more, for a variety of reasons:Continue Reading

Giveaway: Cat Food and Treats from The Honest Kitchen

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When it comes to feeding our cats, less processed is better. The ultimate diet for an obligate carnivore like the cat is a raw diet, but not every cat guardian is comfortable with the concept. Dehydrated raw diets are an easy way to get the benefits of a raw, minimally processed diet. Cooking at high temperatures destroys many of the nutrients and enzymes in food. Dehydration helps lock in the freshness of the ingredients, resulting in very little loss of nutrients and enzymes.

The Honest Kitchen has been one of the leaders in the dehydrated raw food industry since 2002. Founder Lucy Postin started the company in her own kitchen, Continue Reading

Giveaway: Win a $50 Whole Foods Gift Card and Try Whole Paws Cat Food

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I do most of my food shopping at Whole Foods, so when I started to see some of their advertising for their Whole Paws line of pet food, I was very curious. I particularly enjoyed their “Love is a Four-Legged Word” teaser campaign at the cash registers. But of course, cute marketing does not tell you anything about the food being advertised. I was very interested to see whether Whole Paws would meet my requirements for what constitutes species appropriate nutrition for cats.

Thankfully, Whole Foods didn’t disappoint. Whole Paws is made with real meat and containsContinue Reading

Food Stamps for Cats: New Program Helps Low-Income Families Keep Their Companions

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In these tough economic times, some families are faced with the heartbreaking decision of whether to feed themselves, or their pets. A new program, Pet Food Stamps©, is helping these low-income families keep their pets, and at the same time, prevents pets from being surrendered to already overcrowded shelters.

Pet Food Stamps© is a registered non-profit corporation in New York state, and has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program, which excludes the purchase of pet food and pet supplies. There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive food stamps, many with dogs or cats, who simply cannot afford to feed their animals, and who are often forced to surrender their animals to shelters.

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