Posts Tagged ‘natural cat food’

Wild Vegetable and Herb Foraging for Pets

Vegetables are obviously an important part of the herbivorous and omnivorous diet. Feeding your pet a variety of nutrient-dense, easily-digested vegetables and herbs can have a delightful impact on their overall well-being, health conditions, breeding, and growth.

Easy Ways to Feed a Raw Diet to Your Pets ©

Feeding raw meat to pets like cats and dogs is considered by many to be the ultimate biologically appropriate, primal diet. Unfortunately, DIY raw feeding can be messy and time consuming. Combine that with the challenge of providing a balanced diet, and many pet parents give up on raw pet food altogether.

Reading the Label: How to Know Your Cat’s Food Really Has Tuna ©

By Stephanie Lynch The FDA, along with the AAFCO, has put together 4 basic rules for your pet’s food. If you’re passionate about offering your cat the best food possible, it’s important to know how to read the label properly to make sure your cat is eating healthy.

The Natural Care of African Serval Cats ©

This post was inspired by Samson, a domestically-bred African Serval that was killed by a truck after roaming freely on Vancouver Island, Canada. While I don’t know the circumstances behind his escape, it is apparent that some education of pet parents about exotic cats is in order. For starters, they must be harnessed or in […]

Natural Diet of Large Breed Domestic Cats ©

There are several large breeds of domestic cats, including the Maine Coon, American Bobtail, Ragdoll, Ragamuffin, Savanah, Chausie, Siberian Cat, Norwegian Forest Cat, Chausie, Pixie Bob and the Ocicat. There are also very large domestic mixes that may not have a breed name attached to them, but are every bit as large. It stands to […]

How to Safely Dehydrate Meat Pet Treats ©

Virtually all pets love treats, including dogs, cats, horses, fish, rabbits and other small animals.  With all of the recalls and warnings about deadly pet treats, many pet parents are going the DIY route. While making natural homemade pet food and treats is the ultimate goal for most, we still lead busy lives and are […]

Natural Support for Feline Chronic Kidney Disease / Renal Failure ©

One of the most common diseases in cats, especially seniors, is feline kidney disease. Medically known as chronic renal failure (CRF), there is no cure for cats suffering from this disease. However, cats can survive for several years if the disease is caught and treated early.

Q&A: The Role of Vitamin B12 in Natural Pet Nutrition ©

We received the following e-mail from Josette Amirault in Quebec, Canada. She has graciously agreed to allow us to publish her question and our answer here. Since Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient in natural pet nutrition, we have provided additional information about its role, natural sources and symptoms of deficiency.

Using Organic Ingredients in Homemade Pet Food ©

I didn’t realize just how sensitive pets can be to food chemicals that are deemed safe for humans, until a friend fed his pet fish pre-washed spinach.  The next morning, every fish and shrimp in his aquarium was dead.  I don’t know if it was pesticides, preservatives, or color enhancers, but it sure brought home […]

The Difference Between Dog and Cat Dietary Requirements ©

Dogs and cats are often lumped together in regards to their dietary requirements, at least to the extent of labeling them both as carnivores. In reality, however, their dietary requirements are quite different. We’ve outlined those differences for you here.

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