Questions tagged [diet]

Food or overall nutrition comprising "what" is being intentionally fed to a pet.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
31
votes
9answers
17k views

Can I feed my cat whenever she wants?

My cat does not have any specific schedule or amount for eating. I feed her dry cat food available at market. Whenever she gives me a particular call, which I know is her "please feed me call", I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Feeding guides help Kirkland for cats

My cat weights 10 pounds. I am reading the feeding guides and it says that a cat of that weight should eat 1/2 - 2/3 cups per day. I do not have a scale, but I do have a vase with millilitre marks on ...
7
votes
3answers
352 views

What are the basic requirements of a healthy adult rabbit's diet?

We have a few questions such as Why is adding hay to a rabbit's diet important? and Why is iceberg lettuce bad for rabbits? However, they don't necessarily tell you what the basic diet should look ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Changing flavour of a kibble within one brand

We went through 4 kinds of kibble with my dog and finally found the one he likes (it is grain-free kibble, with 70% meat and 30% veggies and herbs). Through the first change, because I lacked some ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Do young horses have different nutritional needs?

My Appaloosa filly (Rising 3) is currently on: 4 handfuls of Sugarbeet 1 handful of normal Alfa - A Liquid Alfa - A Agnus Castus 1 large thimble 1 teaspoon of garlic Which she gets fed in a bucket ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Help. A common goldfish living in 3 gallon tank

My wife got a goldfish from our pre-school. It came in a "fishbowl" the size of a large coffee cup and a tiny ziplock with fish food. It was severely stressed: fins clamped at his side, sunken belly, ...
4
votes
3answers
639 views

Cat with newly diagnosed diabetes not eating much before insulin injection

My 10 1/2 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He usually grazes on dry food through the day and has a wet pouch. He is on 1 unit of prozinc. I've been told not to change his food ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

How can I use a grain mix for rabbits, if they should not eat grains?

I know that rabbits in nature have access to grains only for a few weeks in autumn. How can I use a purchased grain mix for them?
1
vote
1answer
70 views

How much dry food (and when) should I feed my cats? [duplicate]

I have two cats: one's a senior citizen gal (Tincy) and the other's a talkative 7-yr old guy (Willis). They both have small plates that's always filled with dry food, and in the morning I each give ...
2
votes
2answers
81 views

Cat with kidney disease eats wet dog food, but shuns most cat food

Since my cat is old (17) and has kidney disease I Try to give her whatever she will eat. She won't touch the canned cat food anymore, and I don't often see her eating the dry food. She will eat scraps ...
6
votes
1answer
6k views

Is it safe for pets (dog specifically) to eat moldy cheese

Title says it all. I have seen my dog eat other things (rabbits, unknown items, etc.) that had been laying around for days. I would try to prevent that, but she has a much better nose than I do. This ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Cat Crohn's Disease - What can he eat?

My cat has Crohn's disease, which basically means he throws up from almost anything. The only treatment we currently have is giving him daily doses of steroids and antiallergenic food, but this just ...
4
votes
2answers
259 views

My cat is eating grass when take out for a walk

Whenever I take my cat out for a morning walk every now and then she starts eating grass. What may be the reason behind it? Is this normal?
4
votes
2answers
260 views

I stopped giving my cat dry food for 4 days and after 4 days she started vomiting with dry food

I adopted a cat a little over a month ago. She is one year old. At first, I bought a small bag of Purina Indoor dry cat food to make sure she liked it before buying a big bag. I also bought some ...
3
votes
1answer
895 views

How should I transition my adolescent cat from a kitten diet to an adult diet?

My 10 month old male British Shorthair, neutered since 6 months old, looks more and more like an adult cat. I believe however that he still hasn't reached the peak of his body development and ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

Dog vomiting yellow/white foam since being fed vegan food

UPDATE: Must have been something else. Vet gave an oral medicine and everything was back to normal in 2 days. I still feed him vegan food 6 days a week. A few days ago, I decided to feed my dog ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

Can my cat have yogurt?

According to 15 Foods to avoid, it states that diary products should not be allow for cats and dogs. However, has an exception for plain yogurt and cottage cheese. I used to give my cat the leftover ...
7
votes
2answers
15k views

Is it safe to feed a cat refrigerated canned cat food leftovers?

What is the best way to warm up left over canned cat food? I don't think my cat likes it straight out of the fridge, and I'm not sure it's healthy for him.
7
votes
2answers
256 views

Alternatives for kidney disease food

I've checked the scope to make sure this is on-topic as it sort of involves product recommandations and medical advice. Feel free to let me know if I am overstepping! My old cat has kidney disease ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

I’m dog sitting for my mom for 10 days but her dogs won’t eat the food she always feeds them

Is this because they miss her or because they are in a different setting? It’s been 5 days and they only really will eat snacks. Just not their food
4
votes
1answer
21k views

Why is my cat throwing up and leaking a clear liquid from the bottom?

In the last week, my 4 months old kitten was confronted with several symptoms: throwing up, releasing a clear, without smell, without color, watery liquid from her anus and pooping small amounts all ...
9
votes
4answers
4k views

Are commercial cat foods addictive?

I have been feeding my cat (3 years old neutered male British shorthair) with dry and occasionally wet (but I prefer mostly dry food according to the vet's advice to keep his teeth healthy) food from ...
4
votes
2answers
185 views

Is it healthy to permanently rely on wet food products for adult cats?

Is it healthy to permanently rely on wet food products for adult cats? It's really difficult for me to prepare foods at home or buy cooked chickens from shops every day, so I am thinking of buying ...
4
votes
1answer
962 views

Cats eat each other's food (and dog's food), makes it hard to keep track of when they eat

I have two cats; Rosie (female, 7 years old), and Pepe (male, 3 years old). Problem is, they eat each other's food, and it makes it hard to keep track of who just ate, especially because Rosie likes ...
18
votes
2answers
44k views

Should I worry if my cat accidentally ate some chocolate?

I know I shouldn't feed a cat chocolate, and I also know dogs can get sick from it. Do I have to worry for my cat's health if (s)he eats some chocolate?
3
votes
1answer
957 views

Kitten got into espresso beans [duplicate]

My kitten got into a small bag of espresso beans. I am unsure how many he ate. My husband had left the bag on the counter. He is getting to the point where he climbs everything. He hasn't been snipped ...
27
votes
4answers
117k views

What happens if cats drink coffee?

I was drinking my coffee the other day and I accidentally spilled some on the floor (a couple of drops). My cat licked them. I don't really think this is a big deal because it was only two drops, but ...
4
votes
2answers
998 views

What treats are dangerous for me to feed my cat?

Considering Is chocolate harmful for dogs? , are there foods which can endanger my cat? Some relevant answers could be found here: Is it safe for my dog or cat to eat grapes, raisins and sultanas? ...
4
votes
2answers
113 views

Can horses eat lawn mower grass clippings?

I've heard over the years that horses shouldn't be fed grass clippings from lawn mowers. Is this dangerous and why would it be?
7
votes
2answers
4k views

Adult vs Kitten vs All Stages cat food

I see most cat foods marked "Kitten", "Adult" or "All Life Stages". What are the actual differences between them? Is it bad for a kitten to eat adult food or vice versa? Specifically, I have been ...
4
votes
2answers
143 views

Grain-free Options for Preventing Struvite Crystal Formation

My adult male cat was treated for FLUTD and our vet recommended that I feed him Royal Canin's Feline Urinary SO dry kibble and canned food from here on out. Both of these contain cereal grains. ...
4
votes
1answer
702 views

For 4 years cat refuses to eat same meal twice & yells 24/7

In 2013 we were told our now 19 yr old male cat has pancreatitis. A traveling vet subsequently came to help me administer a med to him. Even she was not successful and told me: "your cat is old. Don't ...
3
votes
0answers
208 views

My dog has congestive heart failure and I am considering feeding him bone broth. Is this a bad idea?

The vet warned me about giving him too much sodium. Per cup the bone broth I am considering has 95mg of sodium.
7
votes
1answer
8k views

How can I know how healthy my turtle's shell is?

Recently while giving my turtle some shell scratching I noticed I could press the plastron (bottom part of shell) and carapace (top part of shell) down closer to each other. This mostly only happens ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

Good quality food for Sphynx cat?

I have recently got a 4 year old Sphynx cat and I was looking for any recommendations for good quality food for him. I read that the food needs to be high in meat and preferably wet food so he gets a ...
4
votes
1answer
148 views

What could I feed a dog if my budget is small?

After reading this question: Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health? I thinking about cheap foods for dogs (for example stray dogs one wants to support), if one does not have the ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

My little red eared turtle ate a dead gold fish should I be concerned?

This is my little red eared turtles image eating my pet gold fish which died of natural causes. Should I be worried? Is there anything I should do?
9
votes
3answers
4k views

Can wet food cause gingivitis to cats?

I have just adopted a six month old ginger cat. I have never had any pets before. The rescue from which I adopted the cat, made its cats eat a lot of dry food and about a can of wet food per day (half ...
4
votes
1answer
118 views

Recommendations on low-fat foods for pancreatitis in dog?

My 4 year old dog was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis. My vet has made it sound as though this usually happens for a few reasons: The dog ate something weird/abnormal and it caused temporary ...
1
vote
1answer
215 views

Dog hasn't eaten for four days, is pregnant. What to do?

I discovered my dog is pregnant after I took her to the vet yesterday for not eating for three days. Today it has been four days of no eating. I got her to take a tiny bite of wet food last night, and ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

Kangkong (morning glories) as rabbit diet

Since I got a rabbit a couple months ago, he's been eating mainly kangkong, a vegetable popular in Southeast Asia in the morning glory family. (It's also called "water spinach," but it is not a ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

HELP my very newly adopted cat hasn’t eaten, drinkin and pooped in the first 12 hours [duplicate]

My new adopted cat Luna hasn’t done any of the three things listed above she’s hiding under my bed and growls and hisses whenever she sees me or my feet if she doesn’t eat within 24 hours should I be ...
24
votes
4answers
47k views

How long can a healthy cat go without food?

I am trying to change the kind of food my cat is getting, and he is refusing to eat it. He is completely healthy, he passed his last annual physical without issue. If I give him some of the old ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Is the FDA's announcement on luxury brand, grain-free dog foods implying the food simply is not complete?

The FDA announced 16 brands, typically higher end lines advertising grain free foods, may be linked to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in canines. As I am not a vet or a scientist, I am not completely ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I get my dog to stop burying her food?

My dog is a little under a year old and she usually just buries left over bits of meat we bring back from restaraunts (we don’t do it often but it used to be the only time she’d bury her food). She ...
2
votes
1answer
573 views

Do Hermann's tortoises enjoy mushrooms, are they healthy for them?

Do Hermann's tortoises enjoy mushrooms, are they healthy for them? I have read in some forums, that mushrooms are not natural food for Hermann's tortoises. But I think that it should not be true. ...
4
votes
2answers
332 views

How to make home cooked food appealing and tasty to cats?

Recently, I began trying to make my own wet food. However, while my cat is always drawn to the store-bought ones, she doesn't eat a bite of what I make after smelling it. I have tried till now - ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

What types of feed are naturally high in magnesium for horses?

My horses are supplemented with a standard mineral mix combining Zinc, Copper and Magnesium compounds that help supplement the feed here, as it tends to be deficient in these minerals. The copper and ...
4
votes
1answer
290 views

Which types of fruit can I give to my dog?

When I am eating in the garden my dog always comes near me. As one of the things that I eat frequently is fruit, I was wondering about which types of fruit are safe to feed him/add to his diet and ...
4
votes
2answers
61 views

What's The Purpose of Hay Pellets?

I am just curious if I really need to incorporate hay pellets into my rabbits' diet? Since they are already eating plenty of hay and veggies on a daily basis.

1
3 4
5
6 7
10