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What to feed kittens that are only a few weeks old? (Their mother died)

At this young age the kittens still require milk, you can probably get some kitten milk from a vet store, a quality pet store with a knowledgeable staff, or make your own (only if not available ...
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Is it ok to feed my cat one chicken liver daily?

It is absolutely not advised to feed cats home cooked food because there's a very high risk of malnutrition. Cats evolved to eat 8 - 12 small animals like birds, mice, rats, hamsters and other rodents,...
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Can I feed my cat whenever she wants?

I would not give your cat as much as she wants, obesity is a problem in our pets because they eat too much and don't exercise enough. There are guidelines on the bags of food that tells you how much ...
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My cat loves coconut oil. Is it safe to give him some?

Coconut oil is safe for cats, if given in moderation. Potential side effects include: Upset stomach Diarrhoea Pancreatitis Weight gain Allergic reaction to coconut oil Since you've been letting your ...
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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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Sudden stop of wet food diet is causing my cat to vomit

Firstly, free feeding dry food is the fastest way to turn any cat into an overweight cat. Your vet's advice is wildly wrong in this case. Hill's (a respected pet food company) has this to say: Free ...
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What are the effects of sugar in cat food?

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 ...
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Is it ok to feed my cat one chicken liver daily?

Do NOT feed your cat chicken liver daily. Liver contains a lot of vitamin A, which is possible for cats to overdose on. This is called vitamin A toxicity. The toxicity will slowly build up over time, ...
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Why don't cats eat snails?

Yes, there is something inherently repulsive in snails: their slime, which is sticky and sometimes stinks or tastes bad. Snails not only produce it to slither over surfaces, when they are attacked or ...
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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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Can I feed my cat whenever she wants?

It's probably fine but you should definitely monitor your cat's weight. If she is walking away herself then she can probably control herself. If you are worried why not measure out the correct daily ...
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What food is best for a 2 month old kitten that has been abandoned by its mother?

I would avoid giving cows milk as there is a good chance the kitten will be lactose intolerant. Stick to kitten/cat milk such as Whiskas Kitten Milk or goats milk in a pinch. The meat balls might not ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

Actual natural yogurt's something that dogs in India have had as part of their diet for ages. Its worth remembering there's bad things about it - its milk based, and somewhat fatty (and if your dog is ...
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What to feed kittens that are only a few weeks old? (Their mother died)

I helped raise a pair of infant kittens last year (my wife found them abandoned at 3-4 days of age). We gave them kitten milk replacement from a vet. Because the milk replacement wasn't very high ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

My concern in feeding human food to animals is that animals are more sensitive than us to some of the ingredients. Commercial yoghurt contains emulsifiers, sweetners, flavourants, colourants, and ...
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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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Feeding 25-day-old kittens with buffalo's milk in addition to mother's milk

It's difficult to find advice specific to buffalo milk, but I think it's likely the advice would be buffalo milk is not good for kittens, and if you need to supplement their diet, use kitten formula ...
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What is the purpose of wet cat food?

While probably not an exhaustive list of reasons here's some I know of: Bonding As @littlemisskitty states there can be significant bonding benefits to the whole process of "food time", my two both ...
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Can cats safely eat raw meat?

Can cats safely eat raw meat? No. Raw meat is a terrible idea for domesticated cats. All it takes is one serving with Salmonella or E. coli to infect your cat. Once infected or simply inoculated and ...
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Cat is drinking too much water

It does sound like it's mainly due to the heat - the previous amount from the bowl might not actually have been quite as much as she wanted given the temperature, even with 1/4 of the bowl left. One ...
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What are the risks to my cat from eating wildlife?

There are several risks from just the consuming of wildlife, including choking and infectious disease. In addition to the consumption of wildlife, the dangers presented to your cat and your family ...
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Low Quality Dog Food - What are the risks?

Yes, there are some studies. Pro raw food studies I've found this article which mentions two studies: A study conducted in Stockholm, Sweden by Dr. Kollath showed that young animals fed a cooked,...
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Vegetarian Food for Cat(2 Months Old)

Cats unlike dogs are obligate carnivores. Dogs and cats diet vastly differs. Dogs are with humans for 40,000 years and have evolved to become omnivore. They can get their sufficient nutrition from ...
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Vegan dogs and cats?

As stated in other answers, cats are obligate carnivores. This means that their entire biological design has been hyper-optimized for consumption of meat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore#...
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Adult vs Kitten vs All Stages cat food

Kitten food does contain more calories than food made for adult cats. Kittens are growing and use a lot of energy when they play. Food for junior cats contains slightly less calories than the kitten ...
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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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Cat dropping food in her water

Cats can develop strange little rituals when it comes to food and drink. If I put down food that our cat is not prepared to eat, he will stand over it and scratch the floor as if he is trying to cover ...
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Is it ok to give my cat tuna flavored cat food?

Concern for mercury? In your concern for mercury contents, this depends on the food company itself. The veterinary line of cat food tests ALL their food for heavy metals, toxins, contamination etc. ...
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Alternatives for kidney disease food

Prescription kidney diets are beneficial for cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for many reasons, but the primary reasons: protein restricted (cats with CKD struggle to filter the protein out of ...
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Why does my cat vomit almost every time I refill her food bowl?

A prior cat of mine had similar issues with binge-eating right after a refill, resulting in barely-digested food gracing my carpet. The two most effective fixes I found (and combined): Food dishes ...
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