Multi-Cat Food Explained

Jen Rice’s small Manhattan apartment is just big enough for her and both of her cats, so odor control in the small space is a top priority for Rice. Her pets’ veterinarian recommended multi-cat food to address her concerns. "The fiber in multi-cat food helps with litter box issues," explains the 26-year-old publicist. "I empty their boxes very regularly and noticed there was less in them when I switched to multi-cat."

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Cat Food for Seniors

One of my cats, Sweetie Pie, is now over 20 years old. According to age conversion charts, that means she’s at least 96 in human years. The black-and-white-furred wonder is far from slowing down, however. She still loves to play and flirt with my elderly male cat. She wakes me up each morning by energetically jumping on my head and butting me in the nose.

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Is Your Cat Diner Up to Code?

You don’t want to eat out of foul-smelling dishes on dirty tables and neither does your cat. If you think that human concerns like cleanliness don’t cross a cat’s mind, think again. "One of my cats is quite finicky," says 32-year-old cat owner Amy Morgan of Brooklyn, N.Y. "When she started flat-out refusing her food, though, I couldn’t figure out why. A friend suggested I start cleaning her bowl after each meal. That did the trick – she started eating normally again."

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Species-Appropriate Nutrition for Cats

So, what’s the big deal about food? Why does it have such a huge influence on a body’s health? Well, simply put, food is body-fuel. It nourishes each and every cell in the body and creates the energy necessary for life to happen. It’s an overly simplified analogy, but food is to living beings like gas is to cars. If you put the wrong type of gas in a car, it won’t run well. But if you put in the correct fuel for that car, it runs better.

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