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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone – may 2019 be the most successful year for us all. We have so much in the plan for 2019 I just can’t wait to share everything with you over the coming weeks.

However in the meantime having just received this new video from the creators of the Doc & Pheobe system I couldn’t wait to share it with you:

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Feline Veterinary Experts Reach A Surprising Consensus – Your cat will be Happier and Healthier if you Stop Feeding From a Bowl

Source: Feline Veterinary Experts Reach A Surprising Consensus – Your cat will be Happier and Healthier if you Stop Feeding From a Bowl

Just last month, the American Association of Feline Practitioners released a consensus statement that your cat would be better off hunting for its food than eating from a bowl.

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HATE KIBBLE? YOUR CAT IS STILL A HUNTER.

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Another great article from our friends at Doc & Phoebe

My feline loving friends, there is a lot of controversy over what to feed your cat.  I bet you are having strong feelings just reading this.

You know what there is no controversy about?  Your cat is a hunter. And, how you feed your cat is just as important as what you feed your cat.  You need to find a way to give your cat the hunting experience in your house every day.

Why is it so important?  In nature, cats spend 80% of their waking hours hunting for food.  This is their natural physical and mental exercise. When cats do not have a normal outlet for their innate prey drive, t

You know what there is no controversy about?  Your cat is a hunter. And, how you feed your cat is just as important as what you feed your cat.  You need to find a way to give your cat the hunting experience in your house every day.

Why is it so important?  In nature, cats spend 80% of their waking hours hunting for food.  This is their natural physical and mental exercise. When cats do not have a normal outlet for their innate prey drive, they experience anxiety.  They get bored, and fat and even sick.

This is not up for debate.  

Late October 2018, The American Association of Feline Practitioners released a consensus statement that cats should hunt for food in new locations throughout the house every day.

So, how do you feed a prey based diet and still feed the soul of your predator?  You can feed your rations in smaller portions, moved around the house.

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How to feed a cat: Consensus statement to the veterinary community

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released the AAFP Consensus Statement, “Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing” and accompanying client brochure to the veterinary community. The Consensus Statement, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, explores the medical, social, and emotional problems that can result from the manner in which most cats are currently fed. This statement focuses on “how to feed” because an often-overlooked aspect of feline health is how cats are fed.

This Consensus Statement identifies normal feeding behaviors in cats. It provides strategies to allow these normal feline feeding behaviors, such as hunting and foraging, and eating frequent small meals in a solitary fashion, to occur in the home environment — even in a multi-pet home. Allowing cats to exhibit these normal feeding behaviors regularly, can help alleviate or prevent stress-related issues such as cystitis, and/or obesity-related problems such as inactivity and overeating. Reducing stress with appropriate feeding programs can also help anxious cats, who in an attempt to avoid other pets in the household, may not access the food frequently enough and lose weight.

“Currently, most pet cats are fed in one location ad libitum, or receive one or two large and usually quite palatable meals daily. In addition, many indoor cats have little environmental stimulation, and eating can become an activity in and of itself,” says the Consensus Statement’s chair, Tammy Sadek, DVM, DABVP (Feline). “This current type of feeding process does not address the behavioral needs of cats. Appropriate feeding programs need to be customized for each household, and should incorporate the needs of all cats for play, predation, and a location to eat and drink where they feel safe.”

READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181030110651.htm