Dry food prescription diets for cat UTIs are contradictory – vet approved!

Dr Drew speaks openly and honestly about vets' failings in the US and the contradictory nature of dry cat food prescription diets for UTIs.

Well, I have just bumped into an excellent American veterinarian, Dr. Drew, on social media, who has a TikTok label of “The Jungle Vet”. A good one because he does a lot of wild animal treatments. And what he says chimes completely with what I have felt for many years; in fact, for as …

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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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Comparing the pellet size of Hill’s Dental Care, Oral Care and Royal Canin Calm

Comparing 'Dental Care Oral Care and Calm

Hill’s Prescription Diet have followed my recommendation and made their pellets larger! Yes, I am convinced (!) that Hill’s have followed my advice delivered years ago to finally make their dental care dry cat food larger. Way back on Jul 22, 2013, I queried whether dry cat food pellets were too small as they …

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Does dry cat food clean teeth?

Persian cat likes Hills Oral Care

Manufacturers make large pellet dry cat food on the promise that it helps to clean teeth through abrasion. The theory is that the cat chews on the large pellet which ensures that the food rubs against the teeth and gum line helping to remove plaque and tartar. This then helps to prevent gum disease …

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2 hazards for cats when eating dry cat food

Some dry cat food pellets or particles thereof can be inhaled

I am discussing two potential hazards for domestic cats when eating dry cat food. First, though, I believe that some manufacturers make dry food pellets too small in the interests of cat health. I believe that the optimum size of dry cat food pellets should be the oral care type of pellet which is …

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Integrity of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in question on pet food quality

Vitamin D premix issue exposes possible cosy relationship between FDA and Hills

Susan Thixton on her website ends one of her articles with the sentence: “Is FDA protecting their friends in pet food again?” She knows the business inside out and she is alleging that a government agency, the FDA, lacks integrity and is working with, in this case, Hills Pet Food to protect the manufacturer. …

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Class action lawsuit. “Prescription” cat food overpriced and not a prescription

Hill's Prescription and Iams Veterinary Formula

Dr Judy Morgan reports that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the District Court in northern California against some big pet food manufacturers including Hill’s and Mars. It seems that pet food consumers are fed up with (a) the misdescription of pet food by calling it “prescription diet” when the dry food …

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