There’s Something Fishy About These Treats! — #Delightibles

Christy looking up at Delightibles gourmet cat treats

Disclaimer:  As a True Science ambassador, I receive free products and am compensated for sharing information about True Science and its products. My opinions are my own and I only share information that I feel is relevant to my readers. True Science is not responsible for the content of this post.

When my True Science Ambassador box arrived at the beginning of the month, I had to tell my Facebook friends because I was so excited that I would be able to share a review of my very favorite treats — Delightibles Wild Country Meats.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the regular Delightibles, you can read my review here, but the Wild Country Meats drive me, well, WILD! When mom opens the bag, we all come running, talking up a storm. I don’t know what it is about these treats, but they are just so yummy. I think I especially … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Flea Infestation

Christy's take on how to avoid a flea infestation

Disclaimer:  As a True Science ambassador, I receive free products and am compensated for sharing information about True Science and its products. My opinions are my own and I only share information that I feel is relevant to my readers. True Science is not responsible for the content of this post.

Have you ever had a flea infestation in your house? Hopefully, your answer is no because fleas are no fun and an infestation is a nightmare. I know because we have had an infestation — TWICE! How on earth could that happen, you ask. Well, let me tell you.

The first infestation started back in the summer of 2009, just before we came to live with mom. Mom took care of a friend’s dog while her friend was on vacation. The dog was scratching a little but mom didn’t think much about it. Mom started fostering that summer, but all us kitties were flea treated before we … Continue reading

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6 + 1 Essential Raw Diet Supplements for Cats

Essential raw food supplements for cats

Essential Raw Diet Supplements for CatsMost kitty parents have at least heard that kitties are “obligate carnivores” but do you really know what that means? Quite simply, it means that we are meat eaters. It means we eat meat and only meat (including organs and bones). We don’t need fiber. Our bodies aren’t designed for it. We don’t have the enzyme needed to digest it and so fiber can cause digestive issues. That includes all those grains you find in commercial pet food as well as those fruits and vegetables. I know, you think if fruits and vegetables are good for you they must be good for us, but, no. Now, I know the next thing you are probably going to say is, “but what about the grains in the stomach’s … Continue reading

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First Impressions of the Natural Prey Model Raw Diet

Ocean with raw chicken thigh bone

Yesterday I was doing some research for a post I am writing for tomorrow and I came across a raw feeding site that promotes the natural prey model. What is that you ask? Well, it means that kitties are fed a combination of a variety of whole, raw, small carcasses, (for example small game hens, chickens, duck, quail, rabbits, mice, rats and/or fish). Obviously, they don’t suggest you feed a whole chicken but rather a piece of the chicken, without cutting it up or grinding it.

Mom has read about this before and thought perhaps she could give it a try as a treat if we could eat outside, but since we can’t, she never gave us anything but our chunked and ground food. She’s pretty savvy and knew the very first thing we would do is pull the whole thing off the plate onto the floor. Since she was getting ready … Continue reading

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Cats and Water – 8 ways to get them to drink more

Cats drinking water -- it's just not in our nature. Click on the link to read about cats and water and 8 ways to get them to drink more.

Friends and furiends, today I want to talk to you about a very important subject: water. It is second in importance to our survival only next to oxygen, yet many of us don’t drink much of it. We just don’t seem to have a strong drive to drink. Why is that, you wonder? It is because, in nature, we would get most of our water from our food. If we got our water from our food, we wouldn’t need to drink much water. Cats drinking water — it’s just not in our nature. Quite a conundrum, isn’t it?

Cats and Water

I know there are some outdoor kitties who do hunt for their own food, but that is not the case for most pet cats and especially for those of us who are pampered, indoor kitties. I, for one, wouldn’t know what to do with a real, live mouse. I mean, … Continue reading

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Flat Me on the Job at BlogPaws

Even though we eat homemade raw food, mom is always looking for healthy raw diet alternatives. When mom thought I might come to BlogPaws, it was one of her main concerns. My raw food has to be refrigerated and I like it warm. How would she do that in the hotel room? A freeze dried food like the one Primal makes would have been a perfect solution here. It is lightweight and could be mixed with warm tap water in the hotel room. Mom was so busy talking to the folks at Primal that she forgot to get a picture.

Flat Me on the Job at BlogPaws - Grain free canned food, a raw diet alternativeAnother solution for my sensitive tummy could also be just the right … Continue reading

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Raw Food Diet — Easier than You Think!

My raw food diet is paw licking good!

My raw food diet is paw licking good!As you may know, mom has fed us a raw food diet for several years now. We posted the diet and how to make it a few weeks ago. Since then, mom has been asked by several people if she has a recipe for a smaller amount that doesn’t use a grinder, so last week she made a small batch so she could show you how to do it. The process is really very much the same.Supplements for a raw food diet

Measure out your supplements and dissolve them in the … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not

cat taking a treat with text overlay: Waste Not, Want Not My Favorite Treats!

C&O with chicken treatsWhen mom first started making us raw food*, she left all the skin on the chicken. After a few months of eating this delicious concoction, we all started getting a little fluffy, as mom called it. A review of the website that the recipe came from said to remove some of the skin from the chicken if that happened.

Back then, mom was making 30+ pounds of food at a time. So by the time she removed about a third of the skin, that was a lot of skin. She hated to … Continue reading

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