Feeding Your Cat


Food-Related Illness

Worried about a recall? Be sure to check our Cat Food Recall index for all the latest recalls of cat foods and cat treats.

Recognizing Salmonella in Cats One of the most common reasons for pet food and treat recalls is the risk of Salmonella, a group of bacteria that are the number one reason for food poisoning. Not only can Salmonella bacteria make your cats ill but handling pet food that has Salmonella can make you ill as well. For that reason, […]

How to Report a Problem with Your Cat’s Food, Treats or Medication We all worry about cat food, treat, and medication recalls — but what if you open a container and suspect that there’s a problem, even though there’s no recall? Or you feed your cat some food and he becomes sick? You can directly report your potential problem to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]

Natural and Organic Cat Foods

Natural Cat Food: Is Natural Enough? This is a sponsored post; we have been compensated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. As the readers of our site DogTipper.com know, we are currently writing The Healthy Hound Cookbook, due out this spring. We’ve been doing a lot of research in the […]

Why Organic for Your Cat? Why Organic for your Cat? Guest post from Arcanatura LLC, a  pet care company specializing in holistic veterinary products. U.S. sales of organic food and beverages have shot up from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion last year in 2010. The terms “natural” and “organic” have become a growing trend, the shelves in supermarkets […]

Cat Obesity

How Often Do You Feed Your Cat? This is a sponsored post; we have been compensated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. In most households, meal time is a very special occasion. With their internal clocks, cats are generally spot-on when it comes to anticipating meal time, whether morning, noon or […]

Helping Your Cat Lose Weight Summer is just around the corner so we know what that means for all of us: swimsuit season! As we all look at the scale (and let’s don’t even talk about the mirror!) and wonder why we overindulged so much this winter, we also need to take a look at our cat’s figure. Is your […]

Does Corn Lead to Weight Gain? Today we continue our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: How does corn impact the nutritional health of dogs and cats?  Does it lead to weight gain? Dr. Bierer: Corn is an incredibly important source of nutrition for both humans and pets worldwide.  The great thing about it is the many different types […]

Locating Information on Cat Metabolic Needs Today we continue our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: Where could I get reliable, and credible information on the metabolic needs for cats and dogs? Such as grams per kg of body weight of the energy nutrients, and essential nutrients for their optimal health? Dr. Bierer: That is a great question!  The […]

Helping Your Cat Lose Weight October 12 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day but, like watching our own weight, making sure our cats remain at a good weight is a year-around job. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), about 22 percent of cats are overweight. Today we have some tips from petMD contributor Dr. Patrick Mahaney about […]

Food-Related Topics

Cooking for Your Cat: What You Should and Shouldn’t Feed Your Cat We feed our cats a commercial diet as well as commercial treats…but we also occasionally love to cook treats or give them a taste of food we’re preparing for us. From a bit of chicken to a little scrambled eggs, our cats enjoy having a bit of variety in their diets, too! PetCareRx produced this […]

Can I Feed Raw and Kibble? Today we continue our series of reader questions answered by Dr. Tiffany Bierer, health and nutrition science manager for Mars Petcare US. The raw diet seems to be all the rage now. Is it OK to mix a freeze dried raw diet with kibble? I have a very finicky eater. I can get her to […]

Controlling Hairballs with Diet Let’s talk about hairballs… April 27, 2012 is National Hairball Awareness Day but there’s no doubt that hairballs know no special day; they occur just about anytime. Spring, however, is a peak time for these compacted balls of cat fur (accompanied by any food in your cat’s stomach) due to shedding. Hairballs happen…and it’s no […]

Implementing the 15-Minute Feeding Rule Recently we had a question on our Facebook page from a reader asking about how to feed one cat a particular diet without the other cat eating the special diet. We have the same situation in our home. Felix, seen above, is on a special urinary diet while Linus, Coco, and Inca are not. It’s […]

How to Switch Your Cat to a New Cat Food We know from firsthand experience that switching cat foods isn’t always a popular move with our four-legged family members. Our cats, like many, can be downright finicky when it comes to their food and like to have for dinner what they had for breakfast, not just that day but every day in recent memory. But […]

Pitfalls of Value Brand Cat Foods This is a sponsored post by Scott Clawson on behalf of Nutrecare Animal Health, a leading online supplier of prescription diets and non-prescription products in the U.K. With the sales of premium pet foods on the rise, and with an increasing trend to cherish our pets and spoil them almost as much as our own […]

Diet and Pet Dander As you know, Paris traveled to Topeka, Kansas to learn more about Hill’s Pet Nutrition late last year; before her trip, we asked our readers for questions to ask the scientists at Hill’s. Today we have a question about cat dander and diet;  thanks to Dennis E. Jewell, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of […]

Using SureFlap to Control Feeding You’ll remember a while back we posted about SureFlap and even ran a giveaway of this product that uses your cat’s microchip to unlock the cat door for him. Well, we just heard about another use for the SureFlap that’s of special interest to multi-cat families: using the SureFlap Microchip Cat Door to segregate feeding […]

Including Eco-Friendly Omega-3 in Your Kitten’s Diet Dr. Serge Martinod, DVM, PhD is the CEO of Arcanatura LLC, a green pet care company specializing in holistic veterinary products for dogs, cats and horses. He is a practiced veterinarian who specializes in natural pet health and healing pet allergies. Below, Dr. Martinod discusses the importance of including Omega-3 in your growing kitten’s diet. […]

Senior Cats: You Are What You Eat As we continue this week’s series of tips on senior cats, today Wendy Diamond looks at an axiom that’s often used with humans but applies to senior felines as well: The saying “You are what you eat” applies to animals just as much as it does to humans! That’s why it’s so important to be […]

Foods for Cats with Urinary Tract Problems As you recall, two weeks ago Felix had a urinary tract blockage that sent us straight to the veterinarian. It was an emergency situation and one that kept him hospitalized for three days, two of them catheterized and on an IV. During Felix’s stay, we talked with our veterinarian daily as we went up to […]

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