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I have a fat kitty. I don’t know what to do, she always makes me feel so guilty that I give in to her demands and she just gets bigger and bigger. What can I do?

August 01, 2017
Category: Feline Free-Feeding and Transitioning

We hear this all the time. Most cats are experts at getting us to do what they want. However, most cats can easily self-regulate their food intake and will not maintain excess weight when they are fed a proper carnivore diet.
 
Cat foods that contain more than 6% starch (most cat foods contain more than 20% starch) digest differently than foods that contain predominately animal protein and fat. Your cat is a carnivore and has no nutritional requirement for starch/carbohydrates; they thrive on meat. Basically... Continue reading

Tags: Feline Behavior Feline Canine Obesity

I have an older, newly diagnosed diabetic cat who has had issues with severe constipation; sometimes requiring an enema and therefore have only fed food from cans. This makes me hesitant about trying your product. Thoughts?

July 28, 2017
Category: Feline Poopology/Diarrhea
We have had many calls like yours and have never seen our food increase the constipation in any cat. Even cats with mega colon do well on our foods. Since you have been feeding on a schedule I might start our food off the same way and then when all is stable go to free choice feeding. Our foods contain less than 1% starch and normal cats will drink the right amount of water and will remain fully hydrated. Starch actually causes cats to reduce their water consumption and that can lead to concentrated urine and less moisture in the stool. If y... Continue reading
Tags: Feline Diabetes

My cats suffer from significant gingivitis. Do you have foods for cats who need a dental support diet? We are currently popular brand, but I'm unhappy with the ingredients.

July 26, 2017
Category: Feline/Canine General Health

It is a common misconception that chewing of a crunchy food will clean a cat's teeth. Your cat's teeth are pointed, so they split the food like a pick on ice. Only the point is cleaned and the food never scrapes along the sides of the pointed teeth. Instead the food fractures into small pieces and lodges between the teeth and the teeth and the gums. The lodged food particles foster bacteria and produce plaque and tarter which lead to gum disease. Carbs such as starch and sugars are often the main growing media for plaque... Continue reading

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I will keep my cats on Young Again as long as it keeps Jake happy, healthy, and symptom-free.

July 21, 2017
Category: Young Again Testimonials

My cat Jake used to get horrible eosinophilic plaques (oval skin leasions) on a near-constant basis. He was on course after course of prednisolone, and started becoming resistant to it. After a trip to a veterinary dermatologist, we put him on Atopica, which definitely worked for a while to keep his symptoms in check. But the medicine is expensive, and for health reasons, it's not something I wanted to keep him on indefinitely, despite the dermatoligest vet saying it would be just fine to do so. Plus Jake became increasingly difficult to med... Continue reading


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Mia my diabetic has transitioned to free feeding. My boy Ollie likes all food a lot and is now only on the Zero Mature. Between the old food and the new food he has put on too much weight and is now peeing larger amounts. Thoughts?

July 20, 2017
Category: Feline Free-Feeding and Transitioning

I would body score your cat. If you google body scoring of cats you will find some good charts to go by. Then monitor him for a while and determine if he is putting on muscle or body fat. The first place fat deposits on a cat is the belly section. It is normal for many cats to gain muscle the first couple of months on our foods. Body scoring will show you the difference.


Do you have at least 2 bowls of food and out? Is each bowl of food (a water bowl should always accompany each food bowl) i... Continue reading

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Can my cat’s blood glucose drop too low if I feed your high protein low or no starch food?

July 17, 2017
Category: Feline Diabetes

No, your cat’s blood glucose level will not drop too low on our foods.  The only way you can force a low blood glucose is to inject too much insulin. 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. Starch digests much faster than protein and can rapidly increase your cat’s blood glucose (BG). All cats are obligate carnivores and can easily convert... Continue reading

Tags: Feline Canine Nutrition

Then for the first time in years, he jumped up onto the table to bask in his favorite sunny spot. He acted YOUNG AGAIN!

July 14, 2017
Category: Feline/Canine General Health

I have always made sure that I fed my two cats the best food available. I have switched brands over the years as I read and learned more and more. Naturally they are fussy and it has been expensive buying brand after brand to see which they eat and which they outright reject. I recently switched to Young Again Zero  and I have finally found kibble that I know is the best and that they will eat. This is what sold me. My older cat used to be able to jump up on the table but the last few years he has been unable to. After switching, I was... Continue reading

What is the digestibility of the protein and amino acids in your cat food? What is the absorption level of the protein by my cat and how much protein is my cat actually receiving each day?

July 13, 2017
Category: Feline/Canine Nutrition

The overall protein digestibility of our foods will generally be in excess of 97+%. The protein digestibility of the hydrolyzed pork we use in our foods usually runs 98+% and the low ash chicken meal we use generally runs better than 96+% digestibility. All of the amino acids we use would have a protein digestibility of 99+%.

 

We balance the protein level and the amino acid profile of our foods to the body composition of a juvenile mouse. Our dry matter analysis for protein runs roughly 58... Continue reading

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After switching, I was surprised to see him act more playful. Then for the first time in years, he jumped up onto the table to bask in his favorite sunny spot. He acted YOUNG AGAIN!

July 06, 2017
Category: Young Again Testimonials

I have always made sure that I fed my two cats the best food available. I have switched brands over the years as I read and learn more and more. Naturally they are fussy and it has been expensive buying brand after brand to see which they eat and which they outright reject. I recently switched to Young Again Zero Grain and I have finally found kibble that I know is the best and that they will eat. This is what sold me. My older cat used to be able to jump up on the table but the last few years he has been unable to. After switching, I was su... Continue reading

"Because I did my own research and bought Young Again Zero we never had to buy a second order of insulin or syringes. Essentially, Young Again saved my cat."

June 30, 2017
Category: Feline Diabetes

"My cat Milo was also diagnosed with diabetes and the vet recommended the RX brand food. I did my own research on carbohydrate levels in the RX brand foods and found they were still over and above 10% carbs per serving. When I ran across Young Again Zero through a Google search I was a little taken aback by the price but I can honestly tell you now, it made ALL the difference. My Milo has not been on insulin for 10 solid months. I will not use any other brand of food for him because I'm a firm believer that diet makes a... Continue reading


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What are your thoughts on my Vets comment below? “This diet is a big change for all the kiddos... consider for the others a gradual transition to new food to decrease GI disturbances.... going cold turkey to such a low carb diet may cause diarrhea.”

June 28, 2017
Category: Feline Free-Feeding and Transitioning

The suggestion from your Vet applies more to cats that are being switched from one plant rich diet to another. It usually takes about ten days for the cat’s digestive tract to grow a new set of gut bacteria to help process the new plant products. Our Zero foods do not contain plant products and there will not be the same adjustment period. Animal proteins and fats are for the most part digested enzymatically by your cat and gut bacteria play a much smaller role in the digestion of a truly carnivore food. Think of it this... Continue reading

Tags: Feline Poopology Diarrhea

"Because I did my own research and bought Young Again Zero we never had to buy a second order of insulin or syringes. Essentially, Young Again saved my cat."

June 27, 2017
Category: Young Again Testimonials


"My cat Milo was also diagnosed with diabetes and the vet recommended the RX brand food. I did my own research on carbohydrate levels in the RX brand foods and found they were still over and above 10% carbs per serving. When I ran across Young Again Zero through a Google search I was a little taken aback by the price but I can honestly tell you now, it made ALL the difference. My Milo has not been on insulin for 10 solid months. I will not use any other brand of food for him because I'm a firm believer that diet makes a comple... Continue reading


Tags: Feline Diabetes

I have an older overweight male kitty and I am awaiting samples from you for him to try. Could I just take away his old food and replace it with your food? Will this quick change over affect how he digests and metabolizes the new food?

June 23, 2017
Category: Feline Free-Feeding and Transitioning

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

Tags: Feline Behavior Feline Canine Nutrition Feline Canine Obesity

Is it alright to give tuna as a treat to my diabetic cat?

June 22, 2017
Category: Feline Diabetes

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

Tags: Feline Canine Nutrition

I started my 8 cats on your Mature Food and your consumption calculator said that a 25lb bag should last about 42 days. This first bag is only going to last only about 25 days. Could you offer suggestions as to why they are consuming the kibble so fast?

June 21, 2017
Category: Feline Free-Feeding and Transitioning

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

Tags: Feline Canine Nutrition

Then, after the 4th week, his glucose has been in normal range, all day, every day. We test him 2x daily and he no longer needs any insulin.

June 20, 2017
Category: Feline Diabetes

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


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My cat turned up his nose at his new food. Should I starve him to get him eating the new food?

June 19, 2017
Category: Feline Free-Feeding and Transitioning

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

Tags: Feline Behavior

Will freezing pet food extend its shelf life? How should I store my pet food?

June 16, 2017
Category: Feline/Canine Nutrition

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

Tags: Feline Behavior

Then, after the 4th week, his glucose has been in normal range, all day, every day. We tested him 2x daily and he no longer needs any insulin.

June 16, 2017
Category: Young Again Testimonials

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


Tags: Feline Diabetes Feline/Canine General Health

If my cat will not eat wet food, how can I get supplements or medications into my cat?

June 15, 2017
Category: Feline/Canine General Health

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.

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Tags: Feline Canine Nutrition

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