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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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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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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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Will dogs overeat?

The answer is the same as it is with people. It depends on the dog. I grew up doing the same thing you did. We'd simply refill the bowl when it got empty. It was fine with our first lab. She was ...
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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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Basset Hound ate 1lb of frozen beef from counter

Short answer is that he'll be fine. Dogs are primarily scavengers and not quite the hunters we used to think they were, though they're still predators and have some of those instincts. What that ...
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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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Can cats survive solely on dry food?

The short answer is "yes". The longer answer is yes, a cat can be fine on a diet of only dry food. Most of the dry food brands are formulated to contain all the nutrients a cat needs. The main ...
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How long can a healthy cat go without food?

Cats can stop eating for a variety of reasons. They ate a bug, they have a hairball making them feel weird, they're stressed, they have a cold, there are a ton of reasons. Feline Hepatic Lipidosis ...
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Why do my cats play "soccer" with their dry food on the floor?

It's just their play/hunt instinct kicking in. The piece of food might have dropped outside the bowl, cat uses a paw to get it free (to take it), then notices "omgosh! it's moving!" and starts to "...
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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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What's an appropriate diet for a small river turtle?

In general a turtle's diet is comprised of 50% protein, 30% vegetables, 10% greens, and 10% fruit. The protein can even be divided up so that it's 25% commercial food, and 25% fresh food. You should ...
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Can I give my dog an ice cube from time to time?

I have never heard this before and can't find any reliable information to back it up, nor does it make any sense. I could find no vet on record as saying that it could cause a problem. Multiple ...
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Why are grain-free cat foods filled with vegetables instead of more meat?

Why are vegetables put into commercial cat food? There's two reasons: cost and perceived health benefits. First, plant proteins are cheaper than animal proteins. When the food costs less to produce, ...
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Dog vomiting yellow/white foam since being fed vegan food

The yellowish foam is typically acid reflux. My dog does this about once a month, and it's gross but he seems to have no ill effects. One day I took him to a vet and while there I was told that he'd ...
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Cat extremely finicky. At the end of my rope!

First, and foremost, a vet visit is in order. There could be several medical reasons why a cat would stop eating. A cat will not eat what she cannot smell. She could have an upper respiratory ...
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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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