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Cat Nutrition


This collection of Cat Nutrition articles has been curated for you by Sylvan Veterinary Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (209) 551-4527.

Thankful Pets

For dedicated and loving pet owners, expressing all of the ways in which you’re thankful for your pet is easy.


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Kitty Care 101: Nutrition

It is a common perception that cats are virtually no-maintenance compared to their other four-legged counterparts. This misconception couldn’t be further from the truth. It is easy to mistake feline independence for “low-maintenance.” Some people think you can throw a cat box in the laundry room and keep food and water down for them and call it a day. Easy peasy care - until it isn't.


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What is the Best Food for My Cat?

Have you ever gone to the pet store and just looked at the rows and rows of food? Has a friend talked to you about how wonderful their pet's new food is because it cured all of their problems? We’re right there with you. The world of pet food will make your head spin! And when you add in all the good and bad stories you’ve heard from the internet, social media, or friends...where do we even start to choose the best food to feed our cats?


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Get the Scoop: What Your Pet's Poop is Telling You

We know it can be an icky subject to talk about- but there is a lot about your pet’s stool that can be an indicator of their health. Not only is it important to monitor what goes into their body, but it is also necessary to keep an eye on what’s coming out.  Did you know slimy stool, black stool  or small stool can all be indicators of disease?


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Nutrition Tips for Your New Kitten

The image of fluffy, baby kittens will put a smile on most anyone’s face. Yet, their energy is almost as boundless as their cuteness. The adage of “curious cat” must have come from kittens as they’re excited to explore every nook and cranny in an effort to discover their new world. Seemingly unafraid of heights or dark corners, kittens rarely take “no” for an answer.


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Does Your Pet Need a Probiotic?

If your dog or cat struggles with gastrointestinal (GI) health, probiotics may be just what the vet ordered.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be introduced into the body to help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria. Just as live cultures in yogurt can help keep a human gut healthy, probiotics can also help maintain the natural balance of organisms (known as microflora) in a pet’s digestive tract.


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