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Special Foods - Weight Control - Supplement

Cats sometimes require special foods for hairball control, weight control, urinary tract health, or to meet the special needs of aging cats. Explore the kinds of special foods your cat might need.

Top Picks - Foods for Cats With Allergies
Cat food allergies and feline conditions such as IBD often are treated by a limited ingredient diet, usually using a protein source the cat has never eaten before, such as rabbit, duck, or venison. These are my top picks of food for cats with allergies.

Kitten Food for Kittens - Give Them the Right Start in Life
Kittens are not just miniature cats, and need kitten food for at least the first 10 months, to meet their special needs for growth and development. Kittens' growth and development require extra protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals to get the right start in life.

Kitten Supplement - an Emergency Formula for Newborn Kittens
Popularly known as "Kitty Glop" among breeders, it is packed with nutrition for orphaned kittens, nursing mother cats and their babies, cats recuperating from illness, and older cats who need nutritional supplementing or who have difficulty eating because of dental or gum problems.

Safe Weight Control for Your Cat
There are several excellent weight reduction foods on the market today. Before choosing one, you need to determine that it contains the nutrients that your older cat needs, including fat (essential fatty acids included), protein, vitamins and minerals. Most "lite" cat foods increase the amount of fiber while lowering the amount of fat, and sometimes, protein.

Top Picks - Weight Control Foods for Cats
As cats become more sedentary (between 6 and 8 years), they tend to gain weight if continued on their normal diet. Excess weight can be contributary to a number of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. Here are my top choices for "lite" foods for cats based on quality of ingredients and guaranteed analysis. All nutrient percentages are listed by dry weight.

When a Cat Doesn't Eat: Hepatic Lipidosis
Geriatric cats are prone to a number of diseases and conditions, and one of the more common ones is Fatty Liver Disease, which is a life-threatening condition that sometimes happens when a cat doesn't eat.

Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline Formula
Full review by the About.com Guide to Cats of Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline Formula Grainless Cat Food.

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