Tag: cats

I wouldn’t eat raw meat…so should I feed it to my pet?

A raw meat diet for dogs and cats is debated a lot within the veterinary sector and by breeders and pet owners. This post aims to outline both the advantages and disadvantages of a raw meat diet to help pet owners make an informed decision on whether or not to feed your pet raw meat. … Continue reading I wouldn’t eat raw meat…so should I feed it to my pet?

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Taurine – true saviour of cats

The importance of dietary taurine has been well documented in the scientific literature for a number of decades now. However, taurine deficiency is still a threat to domestic cats and this blog posts aims to highlight why taurine is so important.   What is taurine? Taurine is an amino acid. Amino acids are the building … Continue reading Taurine – true saviour of cats

Obesity in cats: risk factors

Obesity in cats: risk factors

Following on from my two blog posts on obesity in dogs, this post will be specific to obesity in cats. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 59% of cats are obese. This post will discuss the risk factors for obesity in cats and any associated conditions will be discussed in my next post. … Continue reading Obesity in cats: risk factors