Cat Ailments

Many feline health issues can be mitigated, managed, or avoided altogether with proper nutrition. Although I don’t have the corner on knowing precisely what ‘perfect’ nutrition is for a cat, what I’ve included on this website represents the best I’ve been able to figure out. And always remember: I am not a veterinarian.

I’ve put together some individual web ages on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) periodontal disease, diabetes, urinary tract issues, and obesity just for starters. If you’re dealing with any of these issues, surf around, read, and see if there’s anything here you find helpful. Related essays and blogs are on this page.

With each passing year, more and more people are publishing articles, papers, and books that examine the relationship between a cat’s nutritional requirements and health. My reading page has some of those, so if you’re keen on going deeper, check it out.

Tales from the Urinary Trenches: CatNutrition’s School of Hard Knocks

If your cat has urinary tract troubles, equipping yourself with a few basic facts about what it is that keeps the feline plumbing healthy will serve you well.

What’s “Normal” BUN for Raw Fed Cats?

A cat’s bloodwork may show higher than “normal” blood urea nitrogen (BUN) if your carnivore is eating a species-appropriate high-meat-protein diet.

Protein Restriction for Kidney Disease

Despite the absence of science indicating that restricting protein slows kidney deterioration in cats, many vets are still advising exactly that.

High Protein Diets and Diabetes

If you’re looking to switch your diabetic cat’s diet to lower carbohydrates, be aware that kitty’s insulin requirements can quickly change.

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