Cat Nutrition

A species-appropriate, balanced and varied diet for your cat can significantly improve the general well-being of your beloved cat. Even though we’d all love to be able to spoil our cats with food from our plates, most of what we eat isn’t a suitable diet for cats and in some cases can even be harmful. Ensuring your cat has a complete and balanced diet isn’t just about food – making sure your cat drinks plenty of water is also vital for its health. Providing your cat with plenty of fresh drinking water is important, but just as cats can be picky with their food, they can also be fussy with their water. You can encourage your cat to drink more water by using a Cat Water Fountain. Still water in a bowl can become stagnant, whereas continuous, running water instinctively makes your cat think the water is fresh and uncontaminated, encouraging it to drink more. Read more

3 min

Baking Cakes for Cats: Two Tasty Recipes

Is it your cats' birthday and you would like to give them a special treat? Cakes for cats are always a good idea, because real cat cakes aren't difficult to make. You can get started right away with our two recipe ideas.

3 min

Change of diet for cats

The cat food market offers cat owners a wide range of options: there is both wet and dry food for cats from numerous brands in several quality categories, flavours and varieties. This large selection of cat food presents cat owners with a big challenge. Which food is suitable for cats and in what quantity? There is also the possibility to follow the BARF diet and to provide home-cooked food. As well, the cat food market is constantly growing, so it's not surprising that cat owners sometimes like to change the type of food or to try out a new one. If the cat develops a food intolerance or has to eat a special food due to medical reasons, changing its diet is unavoidable.

6 min

Food for Overweight Cats

It’s not just people who are becoming increasingly larger – our cats are suffering too! For this natural predator, normally so agile and flexible, being overweight can be just as dangerous as it is for humans. Too much feline flab overloads the joints, as well as disrupting the metabolism and creating a vicious circle: if you’re overweight you don’t want to move, and if you don’t move you gain more and more weight. But how exactly do you put your overweight cat on a “diet plan”?

2 min

How a Sensitive Stomach Affects Cats

Around two-thirds of all cat owners think that a sensitive stomach has an impact on the general health of their cats. Food intolerances can lead to dull fur and bad skin. However, only in around a quarter of cases an intolerance can cause repeated vomiting and/or diarrhoea. It's important to differentiate intolerance from a real allergy, i.e. a reaction triggered by the immune system.

5 min

Make your own cat ice cream: 5 great recipe ideas

Summer is the peak season for refreshing ice cream, and cats enjoy it too when it's hot. Would you like to surprise your cat with some ice cream for a change? We will clarify whether ice cream is dangerous for cats and show you how to make your own healthy cat ice cream.

11 min

Nutrition for Cats with Chronic Illnesses

When a cat is ill, a specialist diet can be helpful or can even prolong the cat's life. This type of food is adapted to each specific illness. ‘Diet’ doesn’t mean a reduction in calories here, rather a specific type of nutrition. In any case, you should always consult your vet before you switch your cat to dietetic food. This article offers you some information and tips about feeding a specialist diet to a cat with an illness.

6 min

Nutrition for Cats with Diabetes

Just as humans can suffer from a range of different chronic conditions either from birth or that they fall victim to as they age, so cats are also prone to a range of conditions, including those that are related to nutrition. Some of these conditions require veterinary treatment, often in combination with a specially adapted diet. Diabetes is one of the conditions that can often be successfully managed by a special diet.

7 min

Organic Cat Food

Organic food is on-trend, even in the pet food market. In this article we’ll be looking at some of the frequently asked questions around organic food, such as what the term ‘Organic‘ actually means, and how organic cat food differs from other types of cat food. We’ll also examine the rules that affect how foods are classified as Organic, and whether Organic foods are really free from artificial hormones, antibiotics and growth enhancers.

5 min

The Right Diet for your Kitten

Kittens need specific nutrition in order to grow healthily and develop into strong cats. Breed, age and temperament all play a part in establishing these requirements. For example, boisterous, adventurous kittens will naturally require more energy than sleepyheads! Although it may look cute, take care that your kitten is not carrying any “puppy fat”. Ribs should always be easy to feel through the fur and a waistline visible to ensure a healthy weight. Choosing the right kitten diet is essential in providing your young cat with all the energy and nutrients it needs to support it through its early rapid growth stages.

4 min

The Right Food for Indoor Cats

Our domestic cats are still predators on the inside. However, there are many reasons why we may choose to keep our cats indoors. For example, if your home has no garden attached or if you live close to a busy street, posing potential dangers to your cat – a risk that none of us are willing to take. Infectious diseases such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) can also be a reason for keeping your cat indoors, needing to reduce the risk of spreading the illness to other animals. Last but not least, there are some cats that just do not like going outdoors! Some cats are much happier lounging sedately around the house. Whatever the reason, your indoor cat will need a different kind of food from one that is running around outdoors all day.

4 min

Toxic Plants for Cats

Your garden is blooming in full splendour and your cat is nibbling at your garden plants with relish. As wonderful as this may seem, it can be life-threatening because not all plants are good for your cat's health! In this article you can find out everything on the important subject of toxic plants for cats.

What feeding options are there?


Many pet owners will have heard of the term ‘BARF’, which refers to the trend of feeding pets a raw diet. BARF, or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, mimics a cat’s natural diet of fresh meat and cuts out any additives, preservatives or fillers that may be in packaged and prepared cat food. However, one of the drawbacks to a raw diet is that raw meat can have viruses, germs or parasites, which are not killed by the cooking process.

We discuss the pros and cons of a BARF diet, so you can decide whether it is right for you and your cat.

Wet Food

A diet of wet food is recommended for cats because of its high water content, which increases your cat's overall fluid intake and helping them to stay hydrated. Wet Cat Food mimics a cat’s natural diet of juicy pieces of meat. Wet food is either complete and provides your cat with the full range of nutrients it needs, or supplementary and must be fed alongside other cat food.

Dry Food

Dry food has many advantages, not least that it stays fresh during the day and can work out more economical. You can leave enough out for your cat to graze or serve up smaller meals throughout the day. A bag of dry food will stay fresh for much longer as long as you seal it up well. Dry cat food is also good for oral hygiene, as the crunchy kibbles mechanically clean your cat’s teeth and help strengthen their jaw muscles.

Specialist Diets

If your cat suffers from certain health problems, feeding them a specialised diet can help alleviate symptoms.

Cats with Sensitive Digestion could benefit from a hypoallergenic cat food, which contains fewer allergens and alternative proteins.

Neutered cats are more likely to overweight because of the change in their metabolism after neutering. A diet that has a lower fat content can help keep your cat fit and slim!

There are also many diets designed for cats at different growth stages. A kitten’s diet will be significantly different to an elderly cat’s.

You may also wish to consult your vet on recommendations of Veterinary Cat Food.