MEWS & NEWS
|Dress to Reduce Stress!
Now not only can your cat be well dressed, but kitty clothing works to calm your cat. We carry ThunderShirts. These garments utilize acupressure to help reduce anxiety, fear, and overexcitement issues. They have a similar effect to swaddling an infant and work in a variety of situations to help behavior.
|New Prescription Diet Metabolic + Urinary
Launching from their successful weight loss diet, Prescription Diet® Metabolic, Hill’s nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Urinary Feline clinical nutrition. Metabolic + Urinary Feline reduces the most common urinary signs by 89% reduces body weight by 11% in 60 days when fed in proper portions. This product is based on nutrigenomics technology which uses foods to regulate gene expression. If you’ve been feeding c/d or another veterinary urinary diet and need to better regulate your cat’s weight, give it a try.
|Keeping Kitty Fit
It’s spring and a great time to commit to getting your kitty into shape. The Cat Care Clinic wants to help you reach this goal. Did you know that feline obesity predisposes cats to health problems such as asthma, early onset arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and urinary tract issues? One pound of extra weight on a cat is equivalent to 15-20 pounds of extra weight for a human!
What can you do to ensure your kitty is in tip-top shape? For starters, let’s talk about portion control.The Cat Care Clinic discourages the free feeding of dry food, as it is a leading contributor to obesity. Most average sized cats do well eating a quarter-cup of dry food twice daily for a total of a half-cup per day. Diets do range in their caloric content. This information is readily available on the Internet or on your bag of food. Look for something in the lower calorie range and try to avoid foods with greater than 350 kcal (calories) per cup.
It is ideal to integrate wet food into your cat’s diet. Canned diets more closely mimic a cat’s natural diet – their natural prey consist of 99% water – and contains significantly less calories than dry food while still satiating their voracious appetites. If you choose to feed a mixture of canned and dry food we recommend three ounces of wet food (the equivalent of one small can or half of a large can) and a quarter-cup of dry food. If you choose to feed only wet food the proper portions are three ounces twice daily.
Of course, just as it is with humans, it is not healthy to lose weight too quickly. Your kitty should not lose more than a half of a pound per month. We would be happy to create a more detailed diet plan for your specific cat’s needs and living environment—just let us know!.
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