Vet gives us his three top tips for cat owners

Amir the TikTok vet

This veterinarian, Amir Anwary, who is successful on the social media website TikTok, provides us with his three top tips for cat owners which are: Changes to diet This is discussed quite a lot on the Internet. Amir emphasises the potential problem. For me, he might be overemphasising it. Also, changes in diet can …

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How does a cat caregiver improve their cat’s gut microbiome?

How does a cat caregiver improve their cat’s gut microbiome?

The health of a domestic cat’s gut microbiota is very important to their health. A healthy gut microbiome improves and supports a healthy immune system. It affects hormones and general welfare. It’s something that cat caregivers should, I believe, think about. In this article I discuss how a caregiver might improve their cat’s gut …

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“Cats can live on dog food” infographic

"Cats can live on dog food". No, they cannot as in time it will make them ill with serious dietary deficiencies.

The infographic explains in a concise way why the belief by some owners that cats can live on dog food is entirely wrong as due to dietary deficiencies, over time, the cat will become seriously ill. As nearly everyone knows – largely thanks to the internet – cats are predators who’ve evolved to be …

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Cat caregivers should try a vegan diet for just TWO MONTHS for real health benefits

Two months on a vegan diet and the cat caregiver will see a major health improvement

The health and well-being of our cat companions depends upon the health and welfare of us, their caregivers. If we aren’t healthy and reasonably active, we might struggle to discharge our responsibilities towards our cat companions to keep them healthy and content. That’s why I write about human health. This is another article in …

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Catster asks: “Can Cats Eat Blueberry Muffins? Vet approved Facts & FAQ”. WTH!

Cat loves blueberry muffin

Vet approved! Who is going to feed their cat blueberry muffins for dinner?! You don’t need a vet to approve the answer to the question because no cat caregiver in their right mind is going to feed their cat blueberry muffins (note: plural). And I don’t expect a domestic cat to be interested in …

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WARNING about feeding your cat a vegan diet

Cat are obligate carnivores and a straight vegan diet will harm the cat

Following the publication of a study about the health benefits of a vegan diet for domestic cats, the news media have jumped on the bandwagon and published headlines which I fear will be misleading to many people. I have written about this study which you can read by clicking on this link. It’s not …

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Savoury umami taste of tuna is why cats love it

Cat enjoys canned tuna because of the umami taste

Domestic cats have the required ‘umami’ taste receptors on their tongues to respond well to an enzyme called inosine monophosphate and an amino acid called free L-Histidine which combine to produce a strong umami taste. Cats enjoy these taste receptors thanks to the inheritance of Tas1r1-Tas1r3 genes. The umami taste is described as the …

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What can I do about my cat’s flatulence?

Feline Flatulence

The crude word for flatulence is “farting”. I guess you know that. But these articles are written for an international market. The website is seen in 86% of the world’s countries. I have to make sure that people all over the globe understand what I am saying. Technically it is referred to as ‘flatus’ …

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