|Posted on March 1, 2013 at 1:25 AM|
Just like Humans, Felines do best eating healthy foods that are compatible with their digestive systems. The following email from a ForestWind Family, explains the benefits of a raw diet for a feral cat they care for.
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|Posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM|
PKD is polycystic kidney disease. This is a genetic disease where cysts form on the kidneys, eventually producing loss of effective renal (kidney) function. Cats diagnosed with PKD can live many years, or die quickly.
For many years feline PKD was believed to be a disease of Persian cats and cat breeds such as Ragdoll, Himalyan, Neva ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 24, 2013 at 1:00 AM|
It may be snowing where you live, but pretty soon the weather will be warm enough to bring out the little enemy "The Flea." Fleas are not just an inconvenience, they can carry and transmit disease, their bites can cause significant allergies, and left untreated they can infest your home, carpeting, furniture, beds, and even clothing.
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|Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:10 AM|
Ten years ago, estimates were that 25 to 33 percent of house cats were overweight or obese. Today, that number is 55 percent.
Ten years ago, energy-dense, starchy dry foods were identified as a significant contributor to the problem of obesity in felines. (Because, as noted earlier, carbs not used for energy -- which are the majority of carbs in a cat's diet -- turn to fat.)
Ten years ago, we knew that 'weight-loss di...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM|
PKD = polycystic kidney disease. Cats can inherit it, people can inherit it. If a cat's parent has PKD, that cat has a 50% chance of having inherited the gene and later expressing the disease.
This information sheet on Polycystic Kidney Disease from FAB (the Feline Advisory Bureau in the UK), clearly explains about the disease. Read t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 13, 2013 at 12:45 AM|
Raw feeding is not only a Siberian's preferred diet, it is the diet nature developed the carnivore to feed on, digest and thrive with. Imagine trying to convince a rabbit that he needed a well round diet including freshly grilled steak! That makes as much sense as trying to overcome millennia of development and refinement of the cat and forcing it to eat carbohydrates and add ins such as blueberries, potatoes or rice ...
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|Posted on January 8, 2013 at 1:50 AM|
Hidden Dangers for the Indoor-Outdoor Cat
When you are tempted to allow your Siberian free range roaming outside, it is easy to (imagine her bounding playfully about) and soaking up the sun. (But, there is a cruel and dangerous side to unfettered outdoor access for cats.)
(Before opening the outside door for your Siberian, take a moment to consider the dangers outdoor cats face):
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|Posted on December 16, 2012 at 4:50 AM|
Beautiful, but deadly... be sure to check the ASPCA's List of Plants Toxic to Cats before seleting Holiday Colour for your home!
|Posted on December 1, 2012 at 3:45 AM|
Ever wonder what scientists have learned about the nutritional needs of cats? Here are brief summaries of four research projects conducted in the past ten years:
* November-December 2010. A study of nutrient digestibility and nitrogen metabolism of raw vs. extruded diets on African wildcats, published in Zoo Biolo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2012 at 4:45 AM|
Cats' bodies aren't equipped to digest carbohydrates efficiently. They lack the salivary, intestinal and pancreatic enzyme activity necessary to break down and digest carbs.
Since domestic cats evolved to eat very low amounts of grains, common sense tells us a diet high in carbohydrates can create ill health in your Siberian cat.
A high-carb diet decreases protein digestibility. It also causes an in...Read Full Post »