The Truth About Cat Food

It is important that you pay attention to your cats nutrition & what you are feeding them in order to obtain optimum health! Nowadays it’s a concern what is put in commercial made or regularly store bought packaged foods! Have you ever checked the ingredients on canned wet food or dry food? For example a lot of food has fillers or ‘meat by products’ or only flavoured foods not actually ‘Real’ meats or fish or gravy & broths! Not to mention that sometimes the fillers used are high in corn or grains which can be hard for your pet to digest which can possibly lead to future health problems! The common solution is to opt for the most Natural Foods available or to make your own cat food at home! Keeping in mind that kitty cats are sensitive to certain ingredients or foods when doing so!
These ingredients should not be given to cats:
Raw egg-whites
Corn or wheat gluten
Dairy Such as Cows Milk/Cheese (in access) *Cats are actually lactose intolerant*
All artificial dyes, sweeteners, preservatives and chemicals

What needs to be in your Cats food to make a balanced & nutritious meal:

Animal Protein as the main ingredient since felines require animal protein for survival
Animal Fats (Kittens require 35% Adult Cats 30%)
Vitamins & Minerals (supplements provided by pet store or vet)
Water (Wet food is best for easy digestion so food should contain 10-30% water)
Carbohydrates (cats require less then dogs so only about 10% should be carbs)

Especially if you are unable to find or get to the store to get the best food There is a very good affordable option to make sure you are able to get the best for your feline and that is to stock up on specifically made for your cat natural pet food including raw meat! You will love the variety, prices & quality Check them out here:
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Cats Hairball Remedies & Solutions

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Help with Hairballs For Your Kitty Cats >^..^<

As a Cat owner especially, have you ever asked yourself why do cats have hairballs? I have! I believe that hair is hard to digest and since they clean themselves they must eat a fair amount! My cats have vomited many many hairballs over the years. I have also cleaned up tons of hairballs all by myself because my mom, followed by my husband and kids refused to touch the hairballs even with paper towels in hand! Does any of this sound familiar? Anyway, here are a few hairball remedies for cats to put into practice:

Cat Grooming1. Grooming often is important to help prevent hairballs. Be sure to help your cat by brushing and de-shedding them regularly. A good way to pick up loose hairs from the cat is to use a clean cloth, or pet safe wipes especially after you have combed the cat to pick up the loose hairs created from the grooming. Sometimes you will notice that hairballs are more frequent surprisingly in some shorter haired cats that shed more often or during changes in the season when they require less fur.

2. Keep your kitty cats hydrated! Another important hairball remedy is water! You need to make sure you are giving your cat new fresh water everyday! The other important thing is to make sure that what the cat drinks out of is clean. I suggest cleaning the water bowl daily by scrubbing with very hot water to keep from getting bacteria growth in it. Sometimes after water sits it gets a scum in the bowl or container, plus hair sometimes ends up in their water bowls; if it is not removed that would not make the water fresh nor clean! Water is a vital part of the cat's digestive system. To maximize your cat's water consumption, you could supply the water in such a way that your cat prefers. Such as, a drinking fountain or a pool of water. The drinking fountain simulates running water; where as a pool of water is just that...a pool of water. I have had both cats that have preferred the pool of water method and also drinking from the running tap [that is if you let them on the counters ;)]. Continue reading

How to Litter Box Train a Cat

141736-425x283-housetraining1Litter box or house training a cat is relatively easy, as a cat’s natural inclination leads it to use sandy spots as a toilet. That said, it is erroneous for an owner to believe that he, or she, has to do nothing. Cats, like any other animals, will need to be trained to become fully housebroken. Below you will find ten helpful tips on training your kitten.

1. For those owners who are planning to allow their cats to roam outdoors, it is still necessary to litter box train your pet, as he, or she, will not be able to go outside until all vaccinations have been completed.

2. Potted plants, sand pits and similar spots are ideal for a cat’s toilet. Therefore, it is wise not to have any potted plants indoors and sand pits should always be covered. By removing everything that looks like a toilet to a cat, you are only leaving him, or her, with the option of the litter tray or box.

3. When purchasing a litter box, it is important that it is appropriate for the size of your cat. In other words, if your kitten is unable to get in and out of the box properly, it will not be encouraged to use it.

4. Many owners forget that the type of litter will have an impact on the cat’s willingness to use the litter tray or box. Typically, cats dislike the coarse brands and the scented type of litter is best avoided, as the cat’s sensitive nose will not appreciate the artificial perfumed. Moreover, from a safety point of view, clumping litter is not suitable for use with kittens, as it can cause huge problems if ingested. Continue reading