Right Food for Your Kitten

September 23, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

Cats are lovely pets. More and more people are going for it of late. The issue here is most of the people are not aware which right food for the cat is. As kitten, they are very small and cuddly but soon they will grow big. In order to ensure that the kitten is healthy and happy as a responsible owner one should understand the specific need of a kitten.

Like all other animals the kittens do require certain basics. They are precise nutrition, lot of affection, time to play and sleep. The kittens require individual needs as well. As the kittens love to play aggressively as a basic instinct, most of the pet owners think that the kittens are healthy and ignore proper feeding. The kittens require more proteins and calories than the adult cat. Hence feeding the kitten with the same cat food will not work. Improper feeding will lead to problems like obesity, poor immune response, poor muscle and bone development.

The kittens require sufficient nutrients in order to remain healthy all through life. The kittens require taurine and other special nutrients for proper growth and development. Providing the kitten proper nutrition is very much required for the well being of the kitten. Providing properly formulated kitten food is the need of the hour. The kittens should be provided -2-3 meals a day. Free feeding of the kitten is not recommended as it will lead to obesity.

The kitten can be provided with dry or canned food so that they can be used to their textures. The cats are very affectionate animals and the children will love to spend their time with cats as much as possible. The kittens are cute looking and are highly playful. These lovely creature require right food, there is no second thought on that.

Fasting and Detoxification in Cats

August 23, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

Fasting is very common and is normal for all kinds of animals in the world. When the animal is sick, they do not eat which is very useful for healing process. Hence one should never force feed the food to the animal that is sick as that will disturb the healing process and the animal will take long time to get out of the illness. The animal with fever should never be fed unless the temperature returns to normal.

The animal can be with little or no food for a day or two, nothing is going to happen. One day in a week the cat or the dog can be fed with bone and broth. This way the cat’s body is given a chance to detoxify or cleanse the body. Excess eating leads to overweight which creates so many other health problems in dogs and cats. The over weight cats suffer from heart problems more often than not. There is a thumb rule for identifying the over weight cat and dog. One should be able to feel the rib of the cat. If the ribs could not be felt, then the cat is definitely over weight. Hence it is the duty of the owner to feed the cat as recommended by the vet specialist.

Excess feeding is like killing the cat with kindness. While subjecting a cat for fasting, please do remember to feed them with the following broth in place of regular meal. The broth should be placed in to a large pot and covered properly with unchlorinated water. The following are the contents of the broth. They are meaty bones, chopped sweet potato or carrot, little parsley and a pinch of kelp granules. The mixture should be simmered for 20-30 minutes and the strain obtained needs to be cooled. This broth can be provided to the cat two-three times a day.

The cat also can be provided with fresh juice squeezed from fruits like apple, grape, water melon etc. vegetable juice also can be prepared from carrot, beet root etc. dilute the juice with 50 % water. The cat should be given sufficient quantity of water while on fasting. We can add a spoon of honey in the water for extra energy. We can use colopet which is very good in cleansing the digestive tract. We can also think of providing herbal DTX blend for extra support during the fasting. Green pet supplement is a very good nutritional supplement for fasting animals.

It is always better to consult holistic veterinary practitioner before thinking of subjecting the cat for fasting. Proper Care should be taken while subjecting the cat for fasting. The cats that are suffering from cancer, diabetes, or any other serious health problems should never be fasted.It is the duty of the pet owner to have the pet in good condition. Though fasting the animal has its own health benefits by eliminating the toxic material from the body, the owner should have the required extra support ready at hand.

Adult Cat Feeding Tips

July 30, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

Are you having adult cat? Are you feeding your kitty the same feed you have started at its young age? No! You should not feed the same stuff and quantity. Adult cat feeding requires extensive research before opting the same. Fat and protein levels should be at correct proportion while feeding adult cat in order to maintain healthy body condition.

The adult cat foods are available in two forms- Wet and Dry. The choice of wet or dry depends on your choice as well as by your kitties too. The main advantage of feeding dry feed to cat is that it removes the plaque from the teeth. Your cat will chew the feed for quite along period, which is good for health. Some of the cats always prefer wet food as it fresh and tasty for them. You should not serve your cat with food with extreme cool or hot.  Some times, you can provide wet food in the morning and dry food in the evening.

Some of the owners prefer to provide table waste or small quantity of food fed by hand as a token of affection to them. But it is not advisable as human foods are rich in calories as well as salt, which is injurious to health of the cat. Instead of feeding these stuffs, you can go for commercial treats. While offering commercial treats, try to reduce the main meal quantity. Even you can ask your vet what can be offered as feed for adult cats as a last resort.

Most of the cat owners trying to find out how much quantity should be given for feeding. The thumb rule is  a healthy, active 8-lb adult cat requires about 30 calories per pound per day. The cats prefer several small meals a day. But this is inconvenient to the owners. It is very easy to make the cats to adopt larger meals or two meals a day. As you know very well that they are natural grazers in reality, providing some dry food in between meals fits your kitty very well.

In addition to this, you should feed the adult cat in the same place and at the same times each day, which is some what away from noisy place of your home. The feeding place should be cleaned regularly or you can use a feeding mat. The food should be placed in a  metal or ceramic bowl.


March 02, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

The pet of yours like all other living things require nutritious food for the well being and over all health. If the pet dog of yours is not provided the well balanced nutritious food then the health of the dog will be in danger. The food that is provided to the dog should have all the ingredients and nutrients required for the health of the dog. Hence it is always better to buy the dog food from the reputed company so that you need not to worry about the quality of the food.

Royal canine dog food is the most popular brand and this brand of dog food is available in more than 90m countries around the globe. This company is in business of dog and cat food since 1967. Royal canine dog food is made taking in to consideration all the requisite of the dog.

The dogs that are not provided good quality food soon will become dull and lethargic. If the right amounts of minerals are not in the food, the dogs will be depressed. If you find your dog dull and lethargic and is not active as much when compared to the dogs of the same age, then you need to switch over to the good quality food sooner than later as your present food is lacking the required nutrients. You dog food should have right combination of carbohydrate, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.

Most of the commercial dog foods that are available in the market at present are aware of this fact and the food they make do have all the nutrients required for the dog at proper combination. Royal canine dog food is highly suitable for all types of dog breed. There are breed specific food available in royal canine dog Food Company. The food that is specific to Labradors control the weight of the dog by muscle toning.

The food made for shih-Tzu keeps the dog shiny and healthy. This company has food for puppies. As the puppies will find it difficult to chew the hard food, royal canine company makes food that is soft to suit the requirement of the puppy. The food made for the boxer’s breed of dog builds the muscle and improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Royal canine includes ingredients that are of high quality compared to the ingredients used by the other dog food companies. The royal canine food is very tasty and palatable.

Royal canine have different dog foods made for the different breeds taking in to consideration certain special requirement of that particular breed of dog. While buying the dog food from royal canine, inform the company about the breed you have and buy the food that is made for that particular breed. When the right kind of food is provided to the dog, the dog will relish and stay active all through its life.

As it is the duty of the dog owner to provide best food, he or she should not leave any stone unturned while selecting the right brand. Royal canine dog Food Company is the best and there should not be any hesitation in selecting the same.

NB 9 lives cat food coupons-where can you find them?

March 01, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

9 lives is the most popular cat food brand. This food brand is owned by Delmonte group and these foods are sold as dry food and are sold in canes. This food is very good for the health of the cat as it designed in such a way that it suits the cats of various life stages. These foods contain corn, soybean, gluten, beef, salmon and other proteins.

There is one more variety named as 9 lives plus care and this formula includes eggs and tune fish.  This formula is best suited for the older cats. The other formula called as 9 lives active formula is best suited for the highly active cats as it includes beef tenderloin.  Mots of the pet owners are very happy with 9 lives cat food formula and are of the opinion that the cat enjoys the food very much. There is a way to save money on this cat food brand. You need to have 9 lives cat food coupon with you. One has to be very careful as there are counterfeit coupons floating in the market. You should never be duped by those counterfeit coupons.

The 9 lives cat food coupons can be purchased online too, but there is additional charge attached to it. Besides there is chance that you end up buying the duplicate 9 lives cat food coupon. Never buy the 9 lives cat food coupon through online if there is no mention of valid phone number or email address. It is always better to buy the coupons from cat food brand website as it is risk free. Always buy the coupon that has expiry date on them. The coupons without expiry dates are not genuine ones. One has to look for legitimate business logo while purchasing the 9 lives cat food coupon online.

There are so many fraudulent companies that are selling counterfeit 9 lives cat food coupons and the coupons sold by them will be too good to doubt. Check for the bar codes in the coupon. If the bar codes are not there, then never buy those coupons. One should never pay too much attention to the over the top slogans. In case the coupons are sold by the affiliate website, then enquire about the website from the business bureau’s website. There is nothing wrong in enquiring about the website to your friends before purchasing the coupon. While planning to buy the 9 lives cat food coupon through website, make sure that the company does not have any inaccurate information or broken links. Never be fooled by the customer testimonials published by the websites.  It is worthwhile to spend some time by going through the reviews about the website before deciding about the purchase of coupons.   

Local super markets are the best place to buy the 9 lives cat food coupon because you can catch hold of the person who sold the coupon to you. The other best place to but the coupon is local pet store such as pet smart and pet co. these 9 lives cat food coupon can be purchased from retail giants such as Wal-Mart, target and Costco. 9 lives cat food coupon can be purchased legitimately through Sunday news paper. Smart source is a popular company that sells these coupons through Sunday news paper. If you do not subscribe Sunday news paper, there is no worry, you can visit the website of smart source and get the genuine coupons buy simply downloading the printable coupons.

Cat Food Info – a Perfect Eye-opener

May 23, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

Cat food info is an important criterion to be looked upon by the cat owners. There are so many cat food brands available in the market. The owners may question which the best cat food brands is. Before choosing a cat food from market, you should have cat food info. 

Info-1 –Cats need Protein in their Food

 The food that we give to the pet cat should be rich in protein. This protein should be derived from fish, poultry and meat. The protein can also be derived from beef, tuna fish, chicken etc. There are many commercial cat food companies who use these products as a source of protein. However, it is the duty of the pet owner to check on the veracity of the manufacturers claim.

Cat food info-2 – Cat Food requires Taurine

Taurine is nothing but an amino acid. This amino acid is very important for the overall health of the cat. Hence, it is advisable to buy the cat food that has taurine in it in sufficient quantity. If you buy a cat food that has less quantity of taurine, your cat will eat a lot more till it consumes sufficient quantity of taurine. As the result, you will end up paying more by way of cheap cat food. Hence, it is better to buy a food that has all the required nutrients, even though it is bit costly. 

Cat food info -3 Dry Cat Food Vs Canned Cat Food.

Commercial cat foods are available in the market both as dry cat food as well as canned cat food. Many are not sure which one is better. As the result they end up buying the food that is available nearby and at affordable price. This is absolutely a blunder, I would say. The dry cat food should be given to the cat when you are at home, because you can provide sufficient drinking water side by side. But, when you are away from home for a day or more, then you need to go in for canned food only. Because the canned food will have more water content and more protein than the dry food which will take care of the cat’s requirement even when you away.

Cat food info-4 Avoiding Cat Food Fillers

It is better to keep the cat food fillers to minimum. Because cats require more protein in their food. The cat food fillers will prevent the cat eating sufficient quantity of protein thus affecting the health of the cat very much.

Food recipes for cat – nutritious, easy and quick

May 12, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

Many people are of the opinion that the best cat food is the one that is available in the market in can or pack or box. The reason is that the labels of the  commercial cat foods  carry words like “ Proven Scientifically “ ,  “ recommended by the vets ‘ , “low in ash “  and many more catchy things. This makes the people thing the manufacturers of the cat foods are the best in that field and they know everything about the cat and its food habit.

I was also on the same lines of others who thought about the best cat food until very recently. While I was reading few articles that talks about chemicals used in the cat food and the cats sensitivity to chemicals, I confirmed to myself that commercial cat foods are not the best to for the lovely cat.

After all, the commercial cat food producers are just a human being and are running the business for profit and not for charity. Besides they may not be cat lovers or cat owners. For business profits they are bound to cut corners. More the cut more is the profit. More the profit more is the harm for the cat.

The food that we make for cat must be nutritious.  The food should be well balanced. The food should contain sufficient, energy, protein, fat, vitamin and minerals. The food must be tasty and preferred by the pet cat than the commercial food. Above all, the food should be made quickly.  Mostly importantly the cat food prepared at home should be cheap.

Making food for cat at home is not going to be all that easy. One has to experiment trial and error method.  But at the end of day, one is sure to strike right balance. Sooner than latter one can find a food that is well balanced in nutrients, liked by the cat, easy to make and is cheap.

Being a cat lover one will know for sure, the ingredients that can be used. The ingredients are not very different from the one we use for human beings. Just by altering the ratio of one or the other many different recipes can be made. But one should always keep in mind the nutritional requirement of the cat. Yes!!! You can make a best cat food in your home itself. All the best!!!

Cat Food Analysis

April 11, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition

Cats, of yore, were consuming whateveravailable at home. But recently, commercial, high quality, well balanced foods are available in the market. Cat owners prefer to have a food that has good quality protein, carbs, other nutrients and preservatives etc.

As you know, cats is a carnivore basically, meat source in must in the food. If the source of meat is beef, then up to 95 % can be permitted in the food. In case of chicken, only 25 % inclusion is advisable. In case, the constituent of the cat food is meat by products, grains and glutens, then, the food is not considered healthy.

The cats require more protein in the food than carbohydrates. In cat food proteins is added in addition to meat, through meat by products, meat digest, bone meal, meat meal etc. In chicken, we can very well use the feet, intestine, necks etc as source of additional protein. Having said this, the byproducts will never be a match to chicken meat. The carbohydrate rich food will only make the cat put on weight.

Good combination of protein and carbohydrate is required to make the healthy food for the cat. Artificial preservatives are imperative for any cat food. But then in the long run, the preservatives are to trouble the health of the cat for sure. There few preservatives that are very commonly used in cat food. They are ethoxyquin, propyl gallate, BHA and BHT. Vitamin E or C is the best alternative for artificial preservative.

The dry cat foods are much better than the wet cat food. Dry cat foods are cost effective can be stored easily and also make the cleaning of the litter box easy. The food that comes in cane is much like a raw cat food which has less carbohydrate and fillers but has more water to aid hydration.

The experts are of the opinion that wet food is the best when compared to the dry cat food. As an alternative to commercial cat food, we can prepare and give raw food, matching the natural cat food as much as possible. But this is time consuming, expensive and messy affair.

The advantage is the food has natural ingredients and hence healthy. The food is without artificial preservatives hence, less hazardous in the long run. But the care must be taken the balanced food is offered with the right mix of healthy ingrediets.

Few pet owners prefer vegetarian food. It is ok as long as the food has right amount of protein, carb and other nutrients. But the cat’s life span is compromised in vegetarian food. There are different cat foods are available in the market right from commercial food to premium food. Though the premium food is costly, the cat consumes them less thus making the cost effective.

Cat Feeding Tips – Secrets Exposed

September 12, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition
Cat feeding tips include how much to feed and when to feed the cat. You ought to ffed your pet cat at least twice daily. Overfeeding the cat should be avoided in cats because such cats will be highly susceptible for digestive disturbances including diarrhea, constipation, etc.

The food quantity and quality varies according to the age. The older cats must be fed with easily digestible food as well as little quantity when compared to an adult cat. The lactating cat requires high bounty of calcium to maintain the loss of calcium through milk.

If you are supposed to take of orphan kitten (below three months), you can give diluted milk at least four to five times a day. The adult orphan cat (above six months) should be fed twice daily as discussed earier.

Cat owner can get enough data and idea about perfect feeding schedule from other cat owners and veterinarians. As cats are not good at digesting milk sugars like other animals, one should restrict the feeding of milk. 

Protein rich food is manatory for feeding cats, but the time of feeding is utmost important. You should not feed your cat with meat before sleeping time because it may go for improper digestion, which may lead to indigestion and related problems. During sleeping the digestive organs won’t perform their functions at their peak.

Cat feeding schedule includes water intake also. You should provide germ-free, and hygeinic water to your kitten ad libitum. If your cat is provided with dry food, you should provide the drinking water of at least three hundred ml. The consumption of water also varies depending on the cleanliness of water, climate and type of feed.


Health Food for Cats

August 14, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Food & Nutrition, Health
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Health food for cats is most important one because the nutrition and health status have highly and intensively linked to each other. If you are providing a right kind of health food for cats, then your cat becomes more alert.

In fact, the cat may be appearing happier too. Yeah... If you don’t provide them the right kind of food items, they may become vulnerable to many disease conditions and often you might have to seek veterinarian even in midnight.

The cat food is often made by many commercial firms with fresh and natural ingredients. You might have to avoid the items when they are not having a balanced type of nutrients. Some times, the firms may claim as if it is a perfectly balanced food for cats. But, the cats may not have desire to eat it if you attempt to feed them.

Yeah… This is true! If the cat food is to be provided for health enrichment aspect, then it is to be palatable for cats. If not, no cat with smell the food item at all.

You have to be more careful in choosing the right kind of food. It seems better to select food items that have more vitamins and selected minerals in addition to some probiotics that are more helpful in the proper digestion in cats.

Many health foods for cats consist of items like ocean fish or free ranging duck and may even contain chicken from non caged birds and have the goodness of brown rice.

Such health food for cats is highly preferred by many cat breeds and the cost is not a factor at all in many times. However, it is quite natural that it has to be cost effective to the cat owner.

The food items need to be of superior blend and should not have synthetic preservatives or coloring agents that are carcinogenic in nature.

Similarly, the ingredients have to be freshly prepared ones and then only, even the finicky cats may get tempted to eat it. Got it?  

Many firms are preparing food items with special precautions in adding up the suitable ingredients.

Many food preparations may have less ash content, in addition to having of less magnesium content in them.

Such health foods for cats are highly wanted ones in order to prevent the occurrence of feline urological syndrome and the renal tissue related disorders in the lovable cats. I hope that you know some thing on the health food for cats.