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Yes, the best policy is to just replace his food with ours as long as he eats our food within 12 hours. His stool will be normal unless he overeats our food. If he does overeat our food then his stool will soften and will have the consistency of mashed potatoes. This is not harmful and will correct as he learns to eat the proper amount of food. Most cats take only a few days to figure out how much of our food to eat, while others can take several weeks. He will metabolize our food just fine. The soft stool is because of o... Continue reading
If it is a small amount (one level teaspoon) once maybe twice a day, then it should not adversely affect his blood glucose. However, tuna is almost all protein and very little fat. Excess protein in relationship to low fat will cause the blood glucose of a cat to spike. Remember your cat is a carnivore and can easily convert excess dietary protein into excess blood glucose. Since the tuna is actually a treat, you are actually encouraging your cat to eat when they may not need to. Overeating will also cause an unnecessary... Continue reading
It is not uncommon for the first bag to feed out much more quickly. It can take several weeks for most cats to learn that they don’t have to eat as much of our food vs. their previous food. The second bag almost always lasts much longer and will be very close to the calculator’s prediction. You can generally tell if your cats were or are still overeating, as the stool will be soft formed or it may have the consistency of mashed potatoes. Once you see firm tootsie roll stool, you will know everybody is eating properly and... Continue reading
I have just ordered my second 8lb bag of Zero Mature and would like to take a minute to tell you why. I have two cats, one is a 13yo diabetic male that also has UT issues. He was diagnosed with diabetes approximately 6 months ago and his glucose read in the 400-500 range daily. My other cat is a 5year old petite female, no major health issues. I was feeding both cats expensive vet formula foods, two different formulas at that. Then tried wet only cat food for my male cat, and his glucose was still over 400 d... Continue reading
No. You must never let your cats go longer than 12 hours without food or you run the risk of serious medical issues developing, like liver damage.
Most cats refuse to eat something new because it is unfamiliar and they are suspicious of it; it seldom has anything to do with flavor. Now if the new flavor is very convincing it can override their natural caution and they will dive in. Of course this extreme flavor could also result in overeating. For most cats new is something to be regarded wit... Continue reading
Freezing any pet food, once it has been opened, will not do much in the way of extending its shelf life. The biggest problem pet food suffers from when stored is rancidity. Rancidity is caused by 3 main issues, exposure to light, heat and oxygen. Both light and heat are easy for anyone to control, but oxygen is everywhere. When you receive a bag of our food it is in a light and air tight bag and that bag has been nitrogen flushed to remove most of the oxygen. Nitrogen is a harmless gas and makes up 78% of the air we... Continue reading
I have just ordered my second 8lb bag of Zero Mature and would like to take a minute to tell you why. I have two cats, one is a 13yo diabetic male that also has UT issues. He was diagnosed with diabetes approximately 6 months ago and his glucose read in the 400-500 range daily. My other cat is a 5yo petite female, no major health issues. I was feeding both cats expensive vet formula foods, two different formulas at that. Then tried wet only cat food for my male cat, and his glucose was still over 400 daily.... Continue reading
If the medication is in pill form then you can use a pill gun. There are many pill guns available on the internet for you to choose from.
If the medication or supplement is in a powder form then you can purchase gel caps and load them with the material and then you can use the pill gun to get them into your cat. Your Vet may also have helpful suggestions.Continue reading
Soft stool on our food is almost always a sign of a cat that is eating too much food. Protein and fat are not as good a stool binder as carbs and as they overeat our food the stool will soften. Most cats will figure out how to eat our food properly within two weeks; others will need some additional help from you. Overeating is generally easy to solve and will require you to take specific steps to help your cat learn to eat properly. There is a science to how your cat perceives the abundance of their food supply and the en... Continue reading
We have many Russian Blue kitties that are able to eat our food free choice and still maintain perfect weight. Try free feeding and if a problem begins then you can always go to restricted feeding. We find that restricted feeding is only necessary in less than 2% of all cats. The typical cat that cannot adjust to free feeding, is usually a rescue found starving and is frightened of new situations.
We do not recommend our Little Bites food for kittens older than 7 weeks. Most cats find it... Continue reading
My Mercedes was diagnosed about 9 months prior to starting YA. Her numbers were running from 200 to high 300's. She was on 1 unit of Lantus twice a day. My vet didn't want to even discuss diet change or home testing! Needless to say we switched vets, got her on some low carb dry and wet food. She was never fond of the wet. Her numbers were still in the 200's. Every now and then she'd drop down to the high 100's. I emailed YA for samples and received them right away. She loved the food so I ordered a bag. I received that food on the 14th.... Continue reading
You are correct many companies are adding glucosamine and chondroitin to our pet’s food or individuals are using them as a daily supplement in pill form. We see no harm in doing this, but we seldom see a significant benefit for the pet. Some companies use the HCL form instead of the Sulfate form because, the HCL does not adsorb moisture from the air and has a longer shelf life. Unfortunately the sulfate form is the one that shows the most promise in published studies.
We use a proprietar... Continue reading
The 50/22 will work for all life stages, but is required for kittens still growing bone. Our standard Zero formula will also work for a growing kitten.
Either the Mature Health or the Zero Mature Health would be a better option if your cats are mature/done growing bone. For example the standard short hair kitty is fully mature at 2 years of age while the Maine Coon may not be mature until they are 5 years old. The Mature foods all contain lower levels of key minerals, especially phosphorus... Continue reading
There are many progressive Vets that are willing to look at results from small companies and we have a considerable following from this type of Vet. However there are others who are only willing to look at research from the big boys. Most research can be spun anyway the researcher would like. Results are the only thing that matter and the reason we have so many referrals form so many satisfied customers.Continue reading
This is Noel- I brought him back from my mom to live with me after he was diagnosed diabetic around Christmas. He was on 3 units of insulin twice a day. I transferred him to my vet and just kept him on the "prescription" diabetic food because I didn't know any different. I had heard that cats could go into remission and it was my goal to do so. He was "stable" on his vet diet and insulin, but he was not losing weight and seemed to be starving all the time. I knew the vet foods still had a lot of carbs and I started to do som... Continue reading
This is Noel- I brought him back from my mom to live with me after he was diagnosed diabetic around Christmas. He was on 3 units of insulin twice a day. I transferred him to my vet and just kept him on the "prescription" diabetic food because I didn't know any different. I had heard that cats could go into remission and it was my goal to do so. He was "stable" on his vet diet and insulin, but he was not losing weight and seemed to be starving all the time. I knew the vet foods still had a lot of carbs and I started to do some research for... Continue reading
Our AAFCO statement is: Young Again Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Basically this means AAFCO has set standards and we comply with those minimum or maximum standards. For example AAFCO states that the minimum protein level for an adult cat is 26% protein. Ours ranges from 54-58 percent animal protein. A 55% protein diet is considered a carnivore diet and is what the average cat would consume in the wil... Continue reading
“Your Zero Mature cat food saved my male cat Max from having to endure a lifetime of insulin injections. I recommend your cat food to all of my veterinarians, and to all of my friends who have feline companions. Thank you for producing this food, and for being willing to share your extensive knowledge about pet nutrition with clients like me.”
Within reason the more water a cat drinks the more dilute their urine will be and the less likely they will be to develop stones or crystals. Cats with diabetes or kidney disease will drink water constantly and produce a wet or saturated litter. Saturated litter is a clear indication you need to see your vet.
Normal urine amounts on our food would be 2-4 urine balls per cat every 24 hours. More than 5 urine balls in 24 hours for a week would be unusual and should be checked out by a vet. Continue reading
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