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What Does the Nutritional Information on a Pet Food Label Mean?

Understanding a food label and being able to decipher what it means is a really helpful and easy way to determine if a certain brand of food is suitable for your pet. Details on a food label give you the power to understand the difference between complicated advertising jargon, and knowing what is really in the food. In this blog post, we’ll show you exactly what each section of a pet food label means and how to choose the best...

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20 Cat Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Cats are fascinating creatures, with many unique quirks, behaviours and history. Their mysterious personalities and cute looks makes them an extremely popular pet. According to the ‘Petmania Pet & Lifestyle Survey 2021’, almost 28 per cent of respondents have a cat in their home. 59 per cent of owners said they got a cat for companionship, while 16 per cent said their cat keeps mice at bay. Most cats, 67 per cent, live indoors. Companionship and joy are the...

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What Should I Feed my Kitten?

Feeding your kitten the right food and providing a balanced diet is important as it will help support her unique growth and developmental needs. If you’re a first time kitten parent, it can be overwhelming when trying to make the best decision for your kitty’s diet. In this blog post, we’ll help you understand what to feed your kitten to help set her up for many happy, healthy years as an adult cat. Timeline of a Kitten’s Dietary Needs 0-4 Weeks Your...

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5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Pet Food

5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Food for Your Cat or Dog Choosing a food for your dog or cat will need some careful consideration, but with our Top 5 Tips, we will help you choose the right pet food every time. 1. Choose a Food That Suits Your Pet's Age The age of your pet is a vital factor when choosing her food. Under 1 year, and your puppy or kitten will be growing rapidly and will needs lots of...

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What Should I feed My Cat?

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe. As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic. What Should I Feed My Cat? I often get asked what is the best cat food so in...

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Food Diary for Cats

Keeping a Food Diary for Your Cat Keeping a food diary can help you monitor the food and treats you are feeding and understand where your cat is getting extra calories from, and helping you to set your pet on the right track to maintaining a healthy Body Condition Score and weight. Download Our Food Diary Download our food diary and use it to record all of your cat's meals and treats to help find a pattern for when and why your...

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Body Condition Score for Cats

What is Your Cat's Body Condition Score, and how you can check it at home? The Body Condition Score is an international scale, widely used to assess whether or not your cat is under weight, over weight, or at an ideal level. In this post, we talk you though the scale, from 1-9, and with the help of Veterinarian Carol Doyle, show you how you can assess your cat's Body Condition Score at home. The Body Condition Score is the first...

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Preventing Weight Gain in Your Cat

 Preventing Your Cat from Gaining Excessive Weight Too much food compared to the actual energy needed is typically the cause of weight gain in cats. So how much is too much? Every cat is different, but your cat’s food requirements will be influenced by their age; activity level and lifestyle. 1. Choosing The Right Cat Food For Your Cat Not all cat foods are the same and choosing the right food for your cat’s life stage is the first step to preventing...

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