Using appetite as the only test for whether your cat is happy or dealing with medical conditions means you might miss some subtle behaviors....
Diabetes is a common disease in cats and affects cats’ ability to properly process sugar. Diet can play an important role in the management of diabetes., but not all the information out there about feeding diabetic cats is accurate. We review what is known about feeding diabetic cats. ...
We share some findings from a recently published study comparing the calories, carbohydrate content, and ingredients in grain-free versus grain-containing dry diets for cats...
The gut bacteria and probiotic supplements have become popular topics lately, but will supplementing "good" bacteria make your pet healthier? ...
“Allergen-free dog food“ touts one product website, while another company advertises “limited ingredient diets”. And the majority of companies that make grain-free diets suggest that they may be helpful for dogs with allergies. How true are these claims, though?...
Though most cats should be about 7-12 lbs, the ideal weight for an individual cat depends on the size of the cat’s frame, so we focus on body condition score rather than just weight....
While kidney disease can be a scary diagnosis, many dogs and cats can live comfortably for years with kidney disease if it is caught early enough and treated appropriately. While most drugs used to treat pets with kidney disease are only meant to reduce symptoms, feeding the right diet can have dramatic effects on survival – studies have shown that pets that eat diets designed for kidney disease can live twice as long as those who eat more typical diets....
Nutrition is an important part of the treatment for dogs and cats with heart disease. In the past, when few cardiac medications were available, restriction of salt in the diet was one of the major treatments for animals with congestive heart failure and little consideration was given to other dietary factors....