Cat Food FAQs
Should I change my cats' food from Kasco?
A concerned reader has been feeding his three cats a cheaper quality food and asks if he should switch to another more expensive food. Read my reply to this frequently asked question about cat food.
Is bottled drinking water unsafe for cats - Health FAQ
A reader writes that she's heard bottled drinking water is unsafe for cats. What is the true story? A cat health FAQ.
FAQ - Can feeder mice substitute for a raw food diet for cats
A reader who is interested in a raw diet for his cat asks if substituting feeder mice would be appropriate, since raw food diets try to emulate the foods cats eat in the wild. A FAQ from About Cats.
How often to feed a cat or a kitten
How often should I feed my cat? Once a day? Twice a day or more often?
Should I feed my cat dry food or canned food?
Should I feed my cat dry food or canned food? Or maybe a combination of them both? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive about feeding cats.
Can the right cat food correct urinary problems?
I just got a 1 year old male cat and don't know what he was fed. He doesn't like Iiams or Science Diet and I would like to keep him on a dry food. Is there a food you could recommend. He has been neutered and I've been told bladder infections are common if not on right food.
Is Milk Okay for my Cat?
My cat seems to love milk and I've been giving her a little bit every so often. Is this okay?
Does Hairball Control Food Change Eating and Elimination Habits?
Does this food increase their elimination in the litter box more and does it make them eat more? I ran out of the hair ball food one day and used regular food on them and I noticed a little bit of a difference - is it my imagination? Please let me know what you think.
Why does my kitten paw the floor next to his dish after eating?
After my kitten eats or drinks, he paws the floor as if he is digging or burying something. Since I have never had a cat before I have no idea what he is doing or trying to tell me. Do you?
Can I feed my cat table scraps ?
Can I feed my cat table scraps? We always fed our dog scraps, but I've heard it isn't good for cats. If this is true, why not? FAQ about cat food.
What's wrong with by-products in cat food ?
Most cat experts recommend premium brands that avoid things like by-products and chicken meal, etc. However, I was thinking about how feral cats eat a whole rodent, or whole bird. It seems like the cheaper brands would be closer to a natural diet than the premium brands in this case.
Can I feed my cat dog food ?
Can I feed my cat dog food? Other than the dog's objections, will eating dog food be harmful to the cat?
What cat food ingredients should I look for?
What cat food ingredients should I look for? What are the most important ingredients in cat food for my cat's good health?
Human Grade Meat in Cat Food ?
Why do you seem to be skeptical about the use of human grade meat in cat food? Are you aware of the crap that's being sold in cat food?
Keeping kitten food and adult cat food separate
How can I keep my kitten's food separate from my adult cat's food? I know kittens need kitten food and I don't want my adult cat to get fat eating kitten food. FAQ about Food
Should I feed my cat on a fixed schedule?
Should I feed my cat on a fixed schedule? Or should he just eat when he's hungry?