An alternative way rather than cat confinement to reduce domestic cat hunting

Feeding a domestic cat a grain-free food reduces their predisposition to hunt

This is an interesting study which I’ve relied on before in a discussion whether hungry cats hunt better. Common sense dictates that a cat that is not fed by their caregiver will, given the opportunity, hunt to sustain their life. But they will hunt just what they need and no more. And a cat …

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Can humans eat cat food and will it be cheaper?

Tuna open sandwich made with wet cat food

In general terms, the answer to the two questions in the title are (a) yes and (b) yes but it depends upon the food quality. Eating cat food to save money is not a long-term solution and it is not ideal. And people tend to store cat food less well than they do human …

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Cat foods that help gain weight? This begs questions.

Skinny cat

Sometimes people search the Internet for cat foods which might help their cat gain weight. This is entirely understandable but it is fraught with dangers because in conducting this research it’s clear that their cats are underweight. If a domestic cat is underweight, there are numerous reasons. Being underweight is a very common sign …

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Reduce domestic cat hunting by feeding them grain-free food and playing with them

Graphic provided by the scientists

A study has found that when domestic cats who like to hunt are fed grain-free food (premium wet food) the number of prey amimals brought home is reduced by 36 per cent. And playing with your cat for 5-10 minutes per day results in a 25 per cent reduction. This is important as predation …

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3 diabetic cats cured with an exclusive wet cat food diet

I am not a veterinarian so rather than discussing in detail the causes and cures of type II diabetes in domestic cats, I have decided to tell 3 stories about 3 cats. The stories come from Elizabeth Hodgkins’ book, Your Cat, which is essentially about dry cat food and how it can gradually cause …

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My cat always wants to eat my food

Cat grabs human food

I am not referring to my cat but a statement made by people using the Google search engine when looking for reasons why it happens. There are two ways of looking at this, one is positive and the other is negative. Positive If your cat always wants to eat your food one reason must …

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Feral feeding tip: I add enough water until their wet food is like a soup

Posted October 17, 2018 by Robert Smith I live in the high desert and have been caring for 10 feral cats for seven years now. I want to share that despite making sure they always have plenty of fresh water, I was concerned if they were getting enough water. So I replaced their all …

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Gourmet Cat Foods: Will They Tempt Finicky Felines?

Do gourmet cat foods tempt finicky felines? Our two Oriental shorthair cats, Dr. Hush Puppy and Sir Hubble Pinkerton are to say the least extremely fussy about what they will eat. Trying to figure out what will suit their fancy leaves my head spinning. What makes this situation even more anxiety-producing is the meager …

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