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Should cats eat "huge" animals?

Meat is meat. All cats have roughly the same digestive system and metabolism, so their choice of prey is more about size than nutrition. It needs to be a large enough meal to justify the effort of ...
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

To start, any time a cat is not urinating, it's urgent to get them to a vet ASAP. While urinary issues typically affect older (and neutered male) cats, any cat can suffer urinary tract issues which ...
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Is it correct that processed cat food makes cats unable to eat natural food?

It's not really true - at the physiological level, I certainly cannot see how prolonged consumption of processed food could disable a cat from being able to digest natural food. However, I could see ...
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Is it correct that processed cat food makes cats unable to eat natural food?

No, that is categorically false. Now, it does take a cat some time (on the order of a week or two) to adjust to a new diet. But that's true of any new diet, whether you're moving from natural to ...
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

If her poo is watery, that’s why: her body isn’t absorbing enough of the water in her food, leaving her too dehydrated to pee. This is a serious concern since peeing is how the body gets rid of non-...
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Should cats eat "huge" animals?

Yes, cats should eat meat. The source of meat is not very important; the important thing here is to feed not only the meat but parts of the rest of the animal too, as different parts have different ...
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Is it correct that processed cat food makes cats unable to eat natural food?

As Fraxinus has said this, in practice doesn't make a whole lot of sense. A lot of cats are known for begging for almost any food, just like dogs, and as the owner of 3 cats that are fed procesed cat ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

To answer your questions one by one. Cats need to have clean water in addition to the water contained in their food. Adding water to the wet food is not something you need to do. It can reduce the ...
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Is it possible to feed a cat a healthy meat diet?

It is possible to give your cat a homemade food diet. However, you will need to understand exactly what nutrients your cat needs, so you will need to read a lot about what a cat needs. Not only will ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

While you've listed off three questions about adding hydration, the first question you should be asking is: Is my cat dehydrated? It's very easy to check this yourself at home by using a pinch test. ...
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Switching from set times for feeding to free feeding of a cat

Feline Obesity Free feeding is never advised as most cats will eat more than they should, cats who are bored are also prone to consider eating an activity and will indulge way more than they should. ...
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Is it possible to feed a cat a healthy meat diet?

You can give your cat a homemade diet based on raw food. Though in order to be balanced you cannot feed only turkey meat. You will need to feed a variety of meat, offal, raw meaty bones, and ...
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Can a cat cut its tongue on an open food can's edge?

A cats tongue can get cut on a can. It’s not any more or less tough than your own tongue. The “toughness” you may feel is just their hairs for grooming and cleaning meat of bones. But cans aren’t ...
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My dog is not eating her food

Since you need a brief answer, I'll make this quick. There are some types of wet food (like Freshpet, which comes in a tube, get it here This is made with mostly human food that is modified for dogs. ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

As to question 3: Do not feed gravy or other seasoned foods to your cat. Cats do not eat any salt or spice naturally. Especially salt can increase the risk for urinary diseases, which cats are prone ...
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Should cats eat "huge" animals?

Feed your cat "complete and balanced" cat food. Modern cat food, both in the form of dry kibble as well as wet cat food, is specially formulated to meet the dietary and nutritional ...
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How can I add fiber into my cat's diet?

Cats who are kept indoors do not have access to the plant matter that outdoor cats would instinctively seek out to supplement their protein heavy diet, so this is an important factor you should ...
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Could you add catnip to cat food (canned or dry) to get my cats to eat it?

Cats are very good at picking out what they do and don't like in food, you may not have much luck with catnip. Cats rely mostly on smell and texture, taste is also a factor but it's very low on the ...
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My dog is not eating her food

There is this trick that I have been playing on my dog for quite some time and to be fair, it's kind of funny. The trick is to mix a little (not a lot) of human food into the dog's food. If you put a ...
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Is it common to feed cats only 1 brand/flavor of canned/dry food for their live?

It's hard to know for sure, because it seems unlikely anyone's taken a formal survey on the subject, but I suspect that while some owners certainly do give their cats variety, that a reasonably large ...
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Is it correct that processed cat food makes cats unable to eat natural food?

From a practical experience with a few cats: wrong. All cats that I am aware of (most of them fed cat food for their entire lives) line next to anyone trying to cook meat.
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My dog will not accept meal from anyone other than me

Some people deliberately train their dogs not to take food from strangers. Sounds like yours made that decision herself. Either that, or she's holding out in case this sucker can be guilt-tripped into ...
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Cat will eat normal tuna but not tuna cat food

I don't think I'm experienced enough to resolve your issue completely, but I may offer some useful insight regardless, while we would wait for someone wiser than me to answer - because I'm curious as ...
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Cats and kittens won't eat their age-appriopiate food

The differences between kitten and cat food are: Higher protein content Higher fat content Higher calorie count Higher amounts of vitamins and minerals (Source: The Nest) None of these will do any ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

Fresh water should always be available to dogs and cats at all times, thus making it unnecessary to add water to the food. However, if you add water it isn't harmful. Food spoils when it's left at ...
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My kitten doesn't pee - should I worry?

Cats are pretty much able to abstain from pee and/or poo out of stress for a few days. Not that it is good for them, but they do. There is also a possibility that the pee happens in a place(s) other ...
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How can I add fiber into my cat's diet?

Cats tend to have sensitive digestive systems, which can be heavily disrupted by diet changes; ultimately, it may be that by constantly switching his food to try to find the "remedy," you have in fact ...
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How can I add fiber into my cat's diet?

My cat has the same problem, and the vets had suggested euthanasia. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. I have addressed the situation by feeding him dry food (grain free, but I did have to experiment with all types ...
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