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Do you use the same brand for all your cat’s foods?
Canned wet cat food, dry cat food, and cat treats as well?
I had never thought about it, but Hill’s® Science Diet® makes a good point:
“…when pet food brands are mixed, it can throw off the precise balance of nutrition that Science Diet so carefully provides.”
They’ve been studying feline nutrition for many years to create the healthiest cat food for indoor cats and outdoor cats, and have created their foods to complement one another to provide a full balanced nutritious meal
for your cat. Feeding Science Diet brands of wet, dry, and treats
assures that your cat is getting complementary nutrition. This helps to
avoid undesired weight gain in your pet and high levels of certain minerals.
I read a fascinating story recently that had me shaking my head:
“Your cat is purring and kneading, telling you, “Hey! It’s time for my breakfast!
Cat’s need breakfast too! Why not start the morning by serving your cat a nice, tasty dish of wet cat food? You place her food in her dish, stir slightly, and serve! Your cat rubs your ankles and warms your toes!”
I started laughing hysterically! When does this happen? The gentle purring? Warming of my ankles?
This is my morning. Every Morning.
I am deeply, deeply asleep. I sleep heaviest early in the morning. An urgent meowing starts to creep into my dreams. It gets louder and louder, while moving closer. I crack an eye open and I know it’s not a dream, it’s Rascal demanding to be fed! The sun is not up yet, only a slight haze through the window, telling me I still have at least another hour, if not more before the kids are up.
I peek up at the clock, which shines brightly in the almost blackness of the room, to see that I am right. In fact it’s even earlier than I had suspected!
I roll over and shut my eyes, trying to drown out the ever louder meows, silently praying that they don’t wake either of the kids. I hear the dog get up, shake his jingling collar, scratch until I’m sure the house is shaking, and then jump noisily off of my son’s bed. Clicky-clack, his too loud nails echo on the hard wood floor of the kids’ room, and I pray harder that the sleepers will not be disturbed.
The meowing persists just outside my bedroom door (right in front of the kids’ door). If only Rascal would come all the way in so I could throw a pillow at him and he might shut up and run back downstairs! But, no, he is too smart for that. He remains at a safe distance and meows, and meows, and meows until my head aches and my ears are ringing.
Another meow joins in. More like a yowl. A caterwaul from downstairs, that echos up the stairway and seems to get louder as it reverberates through the hall. It’s enough to wake the neighbors! Max, the dog, bounds down the stairs, finding nothing more interesting than Rocco sitting on the table, and so bounds back up the stairs, collar jingling, paws thumping like drums up each step.
He flies onto my bed, bounces over to my face and sticks his cold nose under the covers I’m trying to pull tight over my head, but I’m too slow, and the chilly wet nose touches the tender skin just under my ear. Aack! But, I know if he wasn’t there, Rascal would have finally decided to come in and claw my chest or head as he forcefully kneeds right through the comforter. He has even been known to bite me until I give in and get out of bed.
The kids are up. They can’t sleep through the morning ruckus. One after the other, they come in my room and ask if I’m up and what’s for breakfast; not necessarily in that order. Sometimes pulling covers off of me at the same time, “Mooooom, get up!” Which allows the dog access to lick me everywhere he can find bare skin.
Ah, yes, the sweet relaxing mornings with furry, lovable pets. Why did I want pets again? And kids, too, for that matter..
Do you feed your cat breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
Two meals a day? One?
Hills suggests a meal plan such as this:
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