Contact Me About Cat Nutrition

But first, a caveat about contacting me

I try and answer messages as quickly as I can manage. Please bear in mind, however, that I am not a vet and will not and cannot offer medical advice.  I’m also one person wearing many hats in life, doing lots of jobs, and with stuff going on that doesn’t only involve cat nutrition.  

I’ve learned over the years that about 98 percent of the questions in the emails I get are already answered on my site.  It’s not that I don’t care and don’t want to help your cat. 

That said, of course I understand folks’ need for some personal contact, support, and tailored information. I realize it can take a while to go through all the information on my site, but it’s nicely organized and the FAQ link covers the waterfront on everything from safety issues to  how to switch a reluctant cat over to a better diet, how much to feed and how often, what to do if you’re ‘grossed out’ by the idea of making your own cat food, where you can buy some good pre-made raw food if you don’t want to make it yourself, where to get supplies, what grinder works well, how much to feed, and how to talk to your veterinarian.

Bear in mind that I am not a veterinarian nor a specialist on every feline ailment. I can answer questions about making the diet that I’ve grown to love and have fed very successfully for a decade, but please don’t ask me to re-engineer a homemade diet from scratch based on another recipe or something you’ve read somewhere else online.  It’s really not because I’m sure that I am the only one who’s discovered a method or recipe that works; I know there are many ways to successfully feed a cat.  But I just don’t have the bandwidth to evaluate and calculate the pros and cons of every possible ingredient combination.  

It’s time-consuming to dig into the nutrient values of different types of meat and calcium sources and, frankly, if I didn’t already think the recipe I have on this site is about as good as it gets, it wouldn’t be here.  That said, there are a lot of great ways to feed a cat.

Also, I plead with you:  please don’t ask me to interpret your cat’s latest lab results, phone your vet, or make specific recommendations on what medications to give your cat. I feel badly when people send me detailed information with their cats’ BUN and creatinine numbers or share the details of some complicated medical procedure results and are begging me for guidance on what choices they should make. But I simply won’t and can’t offer advice on issues that I am not qualified to address.  I really don’t know what is best for your cat.  I don’t know when your cat needs to see a vet.  I don’t know what constitutes an emergency for your cat. 

So? If you’ve checked the FAQ page to see if your question is already answered, and you aren’t coming to me for medical advice for your cat? Then fill out the contact form—but please, please be patient—I get overwhelmed with emails and I have multiple day jobs so I squeeze my answer-writing into short snippets of available time. I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can. I really will. 

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