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My cat is a full grown adult:
Either Mature Health or Mature Health ZERO are recommended for mature cats. Both contain lower level of minerals that your cat no longer needs, since they are no longer growing bone. They are also both low in phosphorus to help maintain kidney health as your cat ages. Your cat is considered full grown if they are no longer growing bone: for most cats that will be 2 years of age. However, giant breeds like the Maine Coon are not considered full grown until 5 years of age. If you are unsure if your cat is full grown, please consult your veterinarian or breeder for advice.
50/22 can be fed to all cats.
ZERO can be fed to all cats.
Note: Either Mature Health or Mature Health ZERO should never be fed to a
kitten or any cat that is not a full grown adult.
My cat is overweight:
You may feed any of our foods for an overweight cat. It is generally best to choose the food based on age or their medical condition first i.e. diabetes/ UT.
Almost every cat will lose the fat and gain muscle on our foods. If after feeding the first bag of food your cat still has excess fat, then change them to the ZERO food and that will work on the stubborn few.
Helpful hint for multiple cat households:
Even though you cats may appear to get along, they will almost always have competition issues with household food. For the most part every cat thinks all the food in the house belongs to them and if the bowl is only half full they will have no problem letting you know that they are about to starve to death. Cats are fiercely independent and prefer to rely on themselves for all their needs; especially food. Since they can't hunt they have to look to you for the most important thing in their world and they are convinced that you will get hit by a buss on the way home and they will therefore starve. Many cats will worry about your demise and will eat food any time they see another cat eating or once the bowl is half empty they will eat the rest just in case it is their last meal. This and excess carbs will contribute to 60% 0f all cats becoming overweight.
Fortunately there is an easy fix. Put out one bowl of our food and water for each cat in the house and place them in different parts of the house and always keep the bowls full (no half bowl is allowed). It is important that each bowl cannot be seen from all the other bowls, privacy is very important to all cats. If one cat is on the couch and sees another cat eat, because of competition, he may go eat even though he is not hungry. I always tell people to put the dishes out of the way, under desks behind furniture or around a corner; cats like small places. Follow these simple recommendations when feeding our food and you will have a calm and happy house with no fat kitties.
I have a kitten or my cat is still growing:
50/22 is your best bet for a kitten or still growing adult, the small amount of carbs/starches (less than 6%) helps satisfy their high demand for quick energy.
ZERO can be fed to kittens or growing adults and we have many breeders who do just that.
Li'l Bites should only be fed to very small kittens. It should not be fed to Persians, with their flat face they have a hard time picking up the small kibble. Once a cat is past the small kitten stage and is more of a teenager, they will almost always prefer the larger kibble size of our other foods.
If you have more than one cat in the house and one is a kitten then you should feed all the cats in the house the food for a kitten.
My cat has or has had urinary tract problems in the past:
Mature Health or ZERO Mature Health would be the best choice, however, we seldom see urinary tract issues with any of our foods, so please feel free to feed any of them, depending on the age or other health conditions of the cat. Please do not hesitate to call us if you are unsure which food is best for your cat or household.
My cat has diabetes.
Our ZERO and ZERO Mature health are your only choices for a diabetic cat. Do not feed any of our other foods to a diabetic cat. If you feed one of our ZERO foods your cat has an 85% chance of going into remission: if you feed any carbs/starches your odds drop to 25%.
Many protocols recommend any food can be fed to a diabetic cat, if the total carbs in the food are less than 10%; we have found this to be inaccurate. Our ZERO food has no digestible carbs/starches and all our other foods have less than 6% digestible carbs/startches and 6% carbs/starches is still too much for a diabetic cat.
Note: If you have multiple cats in your home and one is diabetic then feed all your cats one of our age appropriate ZERO foods.
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