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Superfoods for Pets: Pumpkin

Rich in fiber and beta-carotene, pumpkins are an excellent people food for pets. These gourds are simply bursting with vital nutrients like potassium and iron, which give your pet’s diet a healthy boost. They’re also ...

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Essential Amino Acids for your Cats

The ingredients in your cat’s food could be more important to your cat’s health than you think. Cats use food for energy and to create and replace cells within the body. Essential amino acids are critical to keeping t...

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Cat Food Labels Explained: Part 2

What is really in your pet’s food? No matter what you personal pet food philosophy is, it is important to know what you’re buying. In the first part of this series (Cat Food Labels Explained Part 1), We explained what...

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Pet of the Week: Hobbes kitty

Hobbes's Petnet App Stats Age: 3 Weight: 14 pounds Activity Level: Low-Moderate Number of feedings per day: 1-3 Eating Portion routine: 3/16th cup Food: Wellness Adult Health, Salmon Meal & Deboned Turkey Hobbes'...

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Cat Food Labels Explained: Part 1

Pet food labels can be really confusing. With all of the government regulations you would think that it would be as easy as reading a human food label, but it isn’t. How can you choose a good food for your pet? This p...

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Immunity Boosting Supplements for Cats: Do They Work?

Many cat owners use various supplements to help boost their cat’s immune system, believing that boosting the immune system can be quite effective in keeping their cat healthy. I often recommend products such as fish o...

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Cats and Carbs

We read a lot about “carbs” and how much you should have in your diet. We also see lots of fad diets promoting “low carb”, or “high carb” come and go. It’s hard to keep track of how much carbohydrates is good in your ...

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Weight Loss Caloric Needs for Cats

Over 57% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s a lot of cats carrying around extra weight and living shorter lives as a result. Taking weight off dogs is a little simpler than cats because you can exercise...

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Sources of Protein for Cats

What veterinary nutritionists recommend most is a higher level of protein for cats than for dogs.Protein sources typically found in cat food include: Chicken Turkey Fish Lamb While these are excellent sources...

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Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Dogs and cats both require moderate amounts of healthy fats in their diet.  Much like protein, fats are a crucial part of a pet’s diet.  Some of the key benefits of fat include: 1. Fat provides essential nutrients ...

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The Reliability of Online Food Reviews

One of my pet peeves regarding pet food is the online reviews. Over the years, I have stumbled upon these reviews while collecting data and doing research on pet food ingredients, calories and macronutrients. To ill...

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Protein Needs of Senior Cats

It’s important to note that senior cats have slightly different nutritional needs, just as kittens do. Kittens need slightly MORE protein than adult cats and contrary to conventional wisdom out there, senior cats prot...

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