Category: Nutrition for Pets

  • The day after the stem cell therapy

    Indy, Ginger and Tabs went for the stem cell therapy yesterday. The vet said it is normal for them to feel tired and sleep a lot for the next few days. Well, Indy was still busy scolding the Monsters at 3am this morning and woke everyone up. He did not seem to be slowing down…

  • Another batch of soupy water-rich homemade meat broth for our cats!

    Here’s my new batch of soupy water-rich homemade cat food for today! Today’s meat broth is made with the following ingredients: Chicken breast meat Chicken liver Water (of course!) Slices of pumpkin Two kampung eggs Supplements added in after the food is ready: Taurine powder Vitamin E powder Nutritional Yeast flakes (for Vitamin B) Once…

  • Soupy food for everyone!

    Sure sapu habis for the Monsters and Ginger! Good news! Kai and Indra are also eating the soupy food! Next target is Samantha and Akira….patience, be near me still. Haha… This is part of my quest to get all our cats to drink more water. I’m adding homemade soupy food (water-rich meals) to their mid-day…

  • Cow Mau and Indy eat/drink soupy food

    Here’s Cow Mau and Indy sharing a plate of soupy homemade food. That is Samantha looking on. I’m giving everyone soupy food every day to increase their water intake. The ones who drink the most are, of course, the Monsters! I haven’t succeeded with Samantha and the Blondies yet. But there’s time…

  • Cindy’s Recipe Signature (FEDIAF-compliant) as a treat for our cats

    Cindy’s Recipe Signature is a FEDIAF-compliant made-in-Germany grainfree cat canned food. It is a complete food and is carrageenan-free as well. While AAFCO is the American organisation that sets standards and guidelines for pet food, FEDIAF is the European one. Then, there is also the NRC. If you’d like a comparison among the three, you…

  • The Blondies’ breakfast this morning

    All three of the Blondies decided to boycott breakfast this morning. They refused Coco&Joe’s and Cubgrub. Of course they were too busy zooming around playing, as usual. I know if I let them be, later they will ask for food and if I’m too busy, I will just give them convenience kibble. So I had…

  • A holistic feeder’s sharing

    It’s always good to keep learning, especially on nutrition for our pets. They are what they eat! And one of the ways to learn is to hear from caregivers with healthy and happy pets! I was chatting with a holistic feeder, who is also a new-found friend with the kindest of hearts for her cats…

  • The homemade soupy food adventure continues…

    My target cats are: Tabs and Samantha and the Blondies. The rest already eat soupy food. Also, I’ve decided not to mix my soupy food or the broth with their two main meals. I will give it separately as an afternoon snack (hopefully they are hungry enough to eat it). So, my greater ambition here…

  • Drinking soup and eating soupy food!

    Look!! I poured plenty of soup into this food. It’s a mixed of canned food and homemade chicken soupy food. Plus more soup! I even managed to get Tabs to lick some soup when I mixed soup into her canned food. Patience, patience….yay! Next, the Blondies! They ended up licking up ALL the soup and…

  • Today’s homemade soupy food for our cats

    This is my yet another attempt to get our cats to drink more water. I call it “soupy food” because it has a high amount of water/soup in it. It’s water-rich food. For our younger cats (Minnie’s family and Samantha’s family), they won’t drink pure broth, they need some meat in it. Hence, the soupy…

  • Guess who LOVES my homemade food (with soup)?

    This is a follow-up of my quest to get all our cats (especially our CKD cats) to drink more water. So I started making meat broth (without bone because of our CKD cats) and trying to make them drink it. Most of them were not interested and I had to add some meat to it.…

  • The chicken soup story (meat broth for the cats)

    It’s not Chicken Soup for the Soul, but literally, Chicken Soup for Survival…because cats need to drink more water!! So, how did my chicken soup adventure go today? Well, I stared slowly cooking chicken in water last night. I added carrot and pumpkin because I figured I might blend the cooked meat and vegetables later…

  • Why feed your cat a raw diet

    I’ve been researching on cat food and recently, I’ve written about what other caregivers feed their cats and also dogs. Today, I’m going back to writing about raw food which is my first choice of food for our cats and I’d like to share this article: https://www.foodfurlife.com/why-feed-your-cat-a-raw-diet.html#/ Some excerpts: Many assume the influence of living…

  • Meat broth and homemade food for CKD cats

    For the meat broth, it’s best I refer you to a time-trusted site for the recipe: Tanya’s Comprehensive Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease – Persuading Your Cat to Eat According to this site, just boil chicken in water and there is no need to add any vegetables (definitely not onions, please). From my own…

  • A friend’s home-prepared food for her dogs and many cats (a sharing)

    “You are what you eat” – this saying applies to us humans and to animals too. So, a pet’s wellbeing is largely dependent on what they eat and this means, what we feed them because they don’t hunt anymore, they totally depend on us for their food. So, what the best food to give them?…