Cat Care

Years of running a website on cat nutrition bring countless emails asking questions on all kinds of issues that aren’t directly related to nutrition. Rather than continually copy-pasting my suggestions on those other miscellaneous issues into emails, I’ve created some pages here to give you some ideas on litter boxes, being careful about the cleaning products you use around your cat, and whatever else might come up.

Surf around and see if there’s anything here you find helpful. Keep an eye on the blog, too, as I sometimes my most cleverest ideas show up there.  

Chunky Value

Cats are mighty accommodating to humans who bring them into their homes. In exchange for shelter, food, affection, human love, and lifetime medical care, they are asked to give up a lot of stuff that comes naturally to them: hunting for live prey, reproducing, and...

Fantastic Frankie’s New Home, New Food

After unexpectedly losing both our wonderful boys, Wilson and Sidney-Beans, in a short time frame between late August and mid-October 2023, I gave away nearly all of my cat supplies. I had this notion that the smartest move was to feel out what possibilities might...

Long Overdue Website Refresh

You know how in spite of your best intentions to never let that closet or drawer you spent so much time cleaning and organizing get messy again, you open it one day to see it's in overwhelming disarray again? Packed with of stuff that's either no longer relevant to...

Barriers to Better Food Discussions with Vets

Those of us who are committed to feeding cats better need veterinary allies. Diet, after all, is a big thing to get wrong. It's only natural we'd turn to the presumed experts on the subject to help us sort through the choices. The results of a survey published by the...

Many Common Lilies are Poisonous to Cats

I'm compelled to remind folks about this important fact, having recently heard some new and very heartbreaking stories from people who suddenly lost their beloved cats recently because they simply did not know how poisonous many lilies are to cats. Many types of...

Don’t Starve a Fat Cat

Please oh please - never starve a fat cat. Getting a fat cat to lose weight isn't about taking away their food - it's about getting the right food into their diet. Hepatic lipidosis is a condition in which fat accumulates in individual liver cells - it's real risk for...

Basic Facts About a Cat’s Pancreas and Insulin

A cat's pancreas has two main jobs: 1) making and storing digestive enzymes and fluids; 2) producing and releasing hormones that regulate blood sugar.  The sugar released into the bloodstream from a a cat on a high-carbohydrate diet sends an alarm to the pancreas to...

Pilling Cats Safely

None of us want to have to give our cats medication, it nonetheless is something that many of us may one day face or are perhaps facing already.   One little fact that I had never focused on until it was driven home to me by Dr. Lisa Pierson is how important it is,...

Vaccine Common Sense

Kudos to Dr. Karen Becker for conducting, and posting videos of, her interview with one of the nation's leading veterinary immunologists, Dr. Ronald Shultz. It's worth the time to watch these to learn more about vaccines - their...

Exercising Extreme Caution With “Convenient” Antibiotics

If you haven't already, have a look at Dr. Lisa Pierson's new web page on the "risk and reward" calculus to consider if your vet is suggesting the use of an antibiotic called "Convenia." Convenia is an injectable long-acting antibiotic labeled for treating skin...