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Cat Nutrition

This collection of Cat Nutrition articles has been curated for you by Patt Veterinary Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (610) 367-2572.

Does Your Pet Need a Probiotic?

If your dog or cat struggles with gastrointestinal (GI) health, probiotics may be just what the vet ordered.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be introduced into the body to help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria. Just as live cultures in yogurt can help keep a human gut healthy, probiotics can also help maintain the natural balance of organisms (known as microflora) in a pet’s digestive tract.

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Cat Obesity: How to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

What is obesity?
Obesity is defined as being overweight by 15 to 20 percent of an ideal body weight. Up to 44 percent of the pet population in North America is obese, making this condition the most common nutritional disorder among cats and dogs.
 
cat obesity How do I know if my cat is overweight?
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What Food Is Best For Your Cat?

What’s the Best Cat Food?

Veterinarians are often asked what the best cat food is. After all, every cat lover wants to make sure their feline friend gets the best care and nutrition.

Yet, if you’re confused, it’s not a surprise. Pet stores are crammed with choices - kitten food, senior cat food, dry, semi-moist, canned. Then there are so many brands.

Plus, there’s a trend to feed cats a homemade, raw diet -- is that a good idea? Is it even feasible for you?

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Problems in the Litter Box

Feline urethral obstruction and lower urinary disease are common conditions we see in our feline patients. Luckily, these illnesses are very treatable and preventable.

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Get the Scoop: What Your Pet's Poop is Telling You

We know it can be an icky subject to talk about- but there is a lot about your pet’s stool that can be an indicator of their health. Not only is it important to monitor what goes into their body, but it is also necessary to keep an eye on what’s coming out.

 

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A Pet's Guide To Weight Loss

Obesity is an accumulation of excessive energy stored by adipose (fatty) tissue sufficient enough to contribute to disease. It is the most common form of malnutrition in our companion animals and it is growing in frequency due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle coupled with highly-palatable, energy-dense food sources.

Obesity can significantly increase the risk of various diseases and can negatively impact both the quality of life as well as the life span of our pets.

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