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You got most of the points right. The sugar is added to cat food for the benefit of the manufacturer, not for the cat. Cats cannot taste sweet You need 2 specific genes in order to have receptors for sweet tastes on your tongue, but cats lack one of those genes. [Joe Brand, biochemist and associate director at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in ...


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Beef jerky should be avoided, it is high in sodium and can dehydrate, so you'll want to make sure there is enough fluid intake. I'd go with plain boneless chicken meat, boiled in plain water (you can add just the tiniest pinch of salt to the water). You can feed them the meat, as well as the resulting broth. When we cook chicken meat for our cats, we use ...


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It is not really different than humans eating dirty food. Will she be okay? Sure, she won't die. It is no different than unfortunate people trying to find something to eat from garbage bins. If this continues for a long time, it will create health problems which may reduce the life expectancy. If it is a one time thing, it won't cause any problems. Can she ...


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Just because a cat (male or female) is neutered doesn't automatically mean that it needs special food. The main risk after neutering is obesity, because neutered cats eat more and are less active than intact cats (Source: scientific study "Foods for Neutered Cats"). Of course obesity can lead to further health problems, but it's unlikely that a ...


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The change in toilet behavior is the cats' expressions of stress. Not only has one of them given birth and is extremely protective of her litter and territory, but you also allowed an unknown cat with her own litter into the house and thereby their territory. Not burrying the poop or pooping in very prominent places like the bed is a form of nonverbal ...


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If you are just bridging a couple of days, you fortunately don’t have to worry too much about a balanced diet (pure meat is not suitable long-term). If you can be reasonably sure that it’s not pathogen-ridden, raw, unseasoned meat is a good choice and should be easy enough to obtain. I would suggest chicken or beef, but please don’t feed raw pork, it could ...


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There are several human foods you can use as emergency cat foods. Please note that all the listed options are meant to be temporary only and cannot provide a balanced diet long term. Despite what comics and TV shows portrait, cats shouldn't be fed any milk or cream. They become lactose intolerant early in their life (soon after the mother cat stops feeding ...


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The answer is it depends. And there is not even consensus among veterinarians about what diet is best for this situation. It depends on the cause of the urethral obstruction – if it was struvite crystals or stone, or a calcium oxalate stone, or a mucus plug causing the obstruction. It depends on chemical analysis of the human grade fish you would like to ...


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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 percentage really do feed their cat the same food unless they are forced to change it, usually to address a new health problem. The reason why I think this is ...


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I have a cat with a similar complaint to yours and we feed him either: Hill's Prescription Diet Feline c/d Urinary Stress Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie Adult Dry Cat Food I am not sure if it is permitted to link to sites where I purchase this but buying larger 8kg bags of the dry food work out quite affordable to most reasoanble quality cat food ...


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Depending on the taste of the medication (which you should never taste, of course!) a cat may never voluntarily swallow it. We've made some really bad experiences with dewormer tablets. First we smeared liver paste on it and stuffed it into the mouth of our cat. The liver paste was swallowed, the tablet was spit out. Then we crushed the tablet and mixed it ...


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If the medication can be mixed with liquids, like if it's a powder or liquid, then there are cat treats that are like a gravy or broth that are really perfect for this purpose, like Fancy Feast broth. It's also convenient because it's a liquid, the cats like to lick the dish clean, so you can really be sure they ate all of it.


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Cats have an instinctive love of milk, because if they didn’t, they’d die as kittens. After a few months, their mother will wean them, and there is no more milk to be had. Their ability to process it goes away, but there is no need for a second instinct to stop loving milk at that point, which could potentially activate too early and kill them. Even if they ...


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According to koreajoongangdaily.joins.com: Most products still follow the year-month-day order for expiration dates. They may also be labelled “BE” or “BEE,” which stand for “Best Before.” “Consume Before” also refers to the expiration date. “P,” “PRO” or “PRD” stand for the day that the product was manufactured. The "P" means "production ...


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As someone who reversed type II diabetes there is a part that your question misses. For 24 to 48 hours after exercise muscles become insulin sensitive, diabetes is insulin insensitivity. Reversing diabetes is diet and exercise. So make sure your cat is moving a lot.


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