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Can Cats Be Vegan? What Science Says

Reading Time: 3 minutes Buckle up. The answer to the question, “Can Cats Be Vegan?” is long, detailed, and scientific. “Should Cats Be Vegan?” is an entirely different question and is likely to create a passionate debate based on personal opinion. Let’s suspend our personal opinions and focus on science. Omnivore Versus Obligate Carnivore Explained Nature is efficient. To […]

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Cats Life at Home

Are Cats Picky Eaters? Here’s the Scoop

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nature is pretty smart. To survive, creatures are designed to crave the food and behavior that they need to be healthy. For example, humans are a social species, and we are omnivores. We evolved to eat a variety of foods served three times a day with the company of others. Humans sometimes have a hard […]

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Feeding Tubes: A Fear Free Path to Recovery

Reading Time: 5 minutes Have you ever developed a food aversion? To this day I avoid artificially flavored grape candy because that was the flavor of the cough syrup I had to choke down when I was sick as a kid. The same thing can happen to pets when they don’t feel well. Several months ago, my dog Dorie […]

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Senior Pet Nutrition: What to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes A nutritionally balanced diet is one of the keys to good health and longevity for our pets. A good diet is important at every stage of life, including the senior years. Issues plaguing aging senior pets mirror the same issues that plague humans: both physically and mentally, things just don’t work like they used to! […]