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The vast majority of cats are able to eat our foods free choice as we recommend. Free feeding works with our food because there is so little starch in our food. However, it seldom works with the average cat food because they almost always contain 15-35 percent starch. Your cat is a carnivore and was never meant to consume starch. When you feed your cat starch it tends to alter their metabolism and that in turn causes a slow and study weight gain.
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We are very sorry you are going through this with your kitty. They become such a part of our life and it is never easy.
High protein diets made with animal protein that contain less than 8% starch, will not cause or exasperate your cat’s kidney disease. We know of no research that suggests that feeding a carnivore diet to a carnivore cat will cause kidney disease. Please ask your Vet to explain how that would work from a biologic and metabolic point of view. How would it benefit a cat to... Continue reading
No worries, they only loose excess fat not muscle. In fact most cats will gain muscle. Your cat will usually attain her perfect hunting weight within 4 months of feeding our food. Her body form will be lean, well-muscled and she will look like a runner. I know many people think a little extra fat on their cat is a good thing, but unfortunately this is not true. Cats were meant to be lean and they stay at their healthiest when they are.
The reason you read so many reviews about cats dropping... Continue reading
It is the right food. Making a food without starch is difficult to say the least and some variation is not uncommon. There are many variables that affect the final look of a food. Even the outside temperature can make a difference; in Minnesota, where we make the food, that can be as much as 125 degrees from one production run to the next. We also send each batch of food out for testing. We also use two independent labs to confirm quality standards.Continue reading
Calorie counting with our food does not follow the same rules
that were established years ago with the feeding of non-carnivore starch laden
diets. A protein and fat based diet with less than 6% starch will digest
differently than a diet containing more than 10% starch. Almost all cats will
consume less of our food and therefore consume fewer calories. Starch based
diets usually lead to over consumption of food and a slow and gradual weight
We have thousands of obese cats that we hav... Continue reading
I would stop supplementing all the extra stuff. Our food is balanced between protein and fat. If you add extra there will be no way to know what the new balance will be. Our food will add what weight is appropriate for your cat’s body type. Once you stop the extra food, his blood sugar should come down even more.
Keep in mind if you try to have him gain too fast or gain fat instead of muscle you may teach him habits that will be hard to break in the future. High fat does not a... Continue reading
Our food will work well for a kidney cat, but no food will cure kidney disease. There are several important points that must be keep in mind. First and foremost the diet must be low in Phosphorus. Low appetite in kidney cats is common so they must like the diet. It usually does not matter if the diet is wet or dry. Highly digestible animal protein is a better choice than plant protein. Hydrolyzed protein sources are better than non-hydrolyzed. The diet should be high in both energy and protein. The protein to fat ratio sh... Continue reading
Hydration on our food is not a problem and can easily be confirmed with a blood and urine test on any healthy cat. Kidney cats are usually at varying stages of hydration depending on how far the disease has progressed. Wet food does not really help a kidney cat, because they are already drinking many times the water that they can absorb. A wet litter is usually the first outward appearance that leads people to bring their cat to the Vet. They are drinking more water than they need, but are unable to absorb that water, no... Continue reading
It looks like they have been on the food for about 2 weeks so far. This is usually enough time for them to have set the habit of eating the new food so that they will now stick with it. There would be nothing wrong with you giving them a treat in the morning and when you get home from work each day. Only use a canned food that does not contain any plant material in the ingredients list on the back label or something like a freeze dried meat. We also have treats available.
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When a cat overeats our food they will generally have a stool that is soft and has the consistency of mashed potatoes. The soft stool is the result of eating excess protein and not being able to digest all of it. Protein is not as good a binder as starch and excess protein in the stool will cause the stool to soften. Soft stool is not harmful, but it does smell and efforts have to be made to correct it. Generally you would think that soft stool is not good, however it does let you know that your cat has an overeating prob... Continue reading
Mature Health ranges from 0.55% up to 0.65% because it contains chicken. The levels of phosphorus can vary in chicken so we use a range of possibilities. The Zero Mature at 0.50% has less chicken and the LID at Mature has no chicken. For a cat with kidney disease the LID mature would be your best choice because, it is low in P and it only uses a hydrolyzed protein source, which is much easier for a kidney compromised cat to digest.
Low protein was always thought to benefit a kidney diseas... Continue reading
We just seldom if ever see constipation being a problem with any of our foods. Even cats with mega colon almost always show improvement. Our food is highly digestible and stool volume is usually much smaller, when compared to the high starch foods. I usually find that starch causes more constipation and our Zero Mature has less than 1% starch. I do not believe you will have an issue.
All of our Zero Mature foods are low in calcium and vitamin D3 and cats usually consume 40-60% less of our fo... Continue reading
I thought I would share with you the results of having Charlie on the Young Again 50/22 food for about three months. He never did get to like the little bites version so I just ordered some more of the 50/22 and he is very happy now.
Pictures are attached! The first one is at the beginning- the before pic, the second one is after a month and the third one is at 3 months. You can see a lot of difference in his face.....and to his joy he can give himsel... Continue reading
We hear this a lot with regard to the large pet food companies promoting their starch filled foods for diabetic cats. If the company has such a large staff of nutritionists, why are they recommending the feeding of starch to any cat? Especially, a diabetic cat? All cats are obligate carnivores and by scientific classification and definition have no nutritional requirement for starch.
The usual reasoning put forward is that since you are injecting insulin, you must feed before each inje... Continue reading
Kittens expend considerably more calories, pound for pound, than an adult cat for growth and to support their high activity level. In our experience feeding free choice is almost always the best advice. Feeding a weened kitten should be no different that feeding an adult cat, as far as protein and fat are concerned. In the wild kittens eat mice and adults of every age eat mice as they should. Cats in our homes should be no different, high protein and fat are a necessity and starch/carbs less than 6% is key to good health.... Continue reading
Our flavor enhancer should only be used short term and only as an enticement to get a stubborn cat to eat a new food. It should not be used long term to get a cat to gain weight, as it contains sodium and phosphorus and when used long term it could supply too much of these minerals. When we use it on our food we take the sodium and phosphorous into consideration and the finished food remains nutritionally balanced. Our LID food tends to help skinny old cats gain muscle mass and your Vet can supply you with an appetite sti... Continue reading
No, your cats blood glucose level will not drop too low on our foods. Meat protein is what your cat was meant to consume and is the best and healthiest choice for them.
Your cat has no nutritional requirement for starch or carbohydrates in their daily diet as all cats are obligate carnivores and are able to convert protein directly to blood glucose (BG). The conversion of protein to BG happens at the same rate that your cat uses that glucose to fuel their body’s meta... Continue reading
I thought I would share with you the results of having Charlie on the Young Again 50/22 food for about three months. He never did get to like the little bites version so I just ordered some more of the 50/22 and he is very happy now. Pictures are attached! The first one is at the beginning- the before pic, the second one is after a month and the third one is at 3 months. You can see a lot of difference in his face.....and to his joy he can give himself a bath all over now!Thank you so much for your help....Charlie is thankful too... Continue reading
Food allergies usually manifest as diarrhea, vomiting and sometimes as itching or skin issues. What we generally see with a cat that has an allergy to a food ingredient is vomiting. The vomiting usually occurs several hours after they have eaten. Generally the vomit will have almost no whole pieces of food in it and it will be a slurry of partially digested food, stomach acid and other juices. This can also happen if a cat just has an upset stomach. However if it is truly an allergy then the condition will worsen and the... Continue reading
Generally if your cat has not pooped for more than three days he is likely constipated. Likewise if he is straining when attempting to poop he is likely constipated. Normal stool for a cat eating any of the Young Again foods is a small, firm/hard, dark brown poop that resembles a tootsie roll. If you think your cat is constipated you should consult a vet immediately.Continue reading
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