Kidney Diets for Cats: What to Look for

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Kidney disease is extremely common in cats. It can develop quickly, because of something like an infection or exposure to antifreeze, or over many years for no apparent reason. Symptoms and treatment for kidney disease vary depending the specifics of the case, but oftentimes, a diet . . . → Read More: Kidney Diets for Cats: What to Look for

Radagast Pet Food recalls raw diet cat food

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Possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 July 12, 2018

[1]Radagast Pet Food of Portland, Ore., is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to an FDA report.

In addition, the company is recalling one lot . . . → Read More: Radagast Pet Food recalls raw diet cat food

Dogs Prefer to Eat Fat, and Cats Surprisingly Tend Toward Carbs

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Dogs gravitate toward high-fat food, but cats pounce on carbohydrates with even greater enthusiasm, according to research into the dietary habits of America’s two most popular pets.

The study sheds new light on optimal nutrition for the animals and refutes a common notion that cats want and need . . . → Read More: Dogs Prefer to Eat Fat, and Cats Surprisingly Tend Toward Carbs

8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Found on PetMD

Think you know all there is to know about puppy and kitten nutrition? Are you aware that puppies and kittens are more sensitive to nutritional imbalances than adults, for example? Or that excess calcium intake can cause a puppy to develop orthopedic disease?

Go past Puppy and . . . → Read More: 8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

Experts Raise Concerns Over Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs

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Experts are warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the risks associated with feeding their pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs), instead of the more conventional dry or canned pet foods.

In the Vet Record today, a team of researchers based in The Netherlands say these . . . → Read More: Experts Raise Concerns Over Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs

Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

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Most commercially available dog treats contain a range of undefined ingredients, including sugars, and often exceed the recommended daily energy allowance for treats (‘complementary feed’), warn researchers in the Vet Record today.

They say treat labels should be more explicit and provide more detailed information on ingredients and . . . → Read More: Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

Understanding Pet Food Labels

Understanding Pet Food Labels

Article by Victoria Vogt | Found on Animal Planet

You may think you’re feeding Fido top-of-the-line dog food, but without an understanding of pet food labels, you may be putting your pooch at risk. It takes more than just reading the catchy brand name and nutritional claims that pop out . . . → Read More: Understanding Pet Food Labels

Cat Won’t Eat? Try These Tricks

 

Article by Andrew Daniels | Found on PetMD

You’d never miss dinner unless you were sick, and the same is true for most cats. If your furry friend refuses to eat for a period of longer than 24 hours, he or she may have a potentially serious underlying medical problem that requires immediate attention, . . . → Read More: Cat Won’t Eat? Try These Tricks

4 Pet Food Storage Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

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Pet food recalls are abhorred by both pet parents and pet food manufacturers. However, pet food recalls don’t happen quite as often as you might think. Of the more than 8 million metric tons of dog and cat food sold in the U.S. in 2014, there were fewer than . . . → Read More: 4 Pet Food Storage Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

The Truth About Food Allergies in Dogs

Allergies are a common problem for dogs. Typical symptoms include itchiness resulting in excess scratching, biting, or licking, and sometimes chronic or recurrent skin/ear infections. While dogs most frequently suffer from allergies to environmental triggers like pollen, molds, and dust mites, or to flea bites, allergic reactions to food are also possible.

Diagnosing canine . . . → Read More: The Truth About Food Allergies in Dogs