What We Feed

Understanding Vaccinations

We ask that all our adopting families please read this link

It is very important to us that all our adopting families consider the best
choice for their new additons.  Vaccines don’t help our pets live longer – healthy choices do!!

It is IMPORTANT to remember that your kitten should be strictly INDOORS – we ask that you PLEASE read the 2 links below regarding vaccinations

https://adoredbeast.com/animal-vaccines-what-my-heart-says-there-has-to-be-a-better-way/

http://www.catinfo.org/?link=vaccines

Nutrition

 

The best food for your feline

Overall, the best diet for your cat is one that replicates what it would eat in the wild – that is, a moisture-rich meat-filled diet with all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed to maintain its health.

Foods lacking necessary nutrients, void of water, or filled with unnecessary fillers such as grains, can cause serious health problems.

https://littlebigcat.com/why-cats-need-canned-food-2/

https://littlebigcat.com/category/pet-food-nutrition/

THE BENEFITS OF CATWATER – YES! We use Cat Water for our boys

Using a unique process, VETWATER has developed
CATWATER – Urinary Formula to help prevent
urinary problems in cats.

Its formulation is based on a preventative approach,
as recommended by research in veterinary medicine,
which relies on 3 pillars of intervention

Helps increase water consumption in cats

CATWATER is ozonated and chlorine-free with a light rate of acidity which encourages cats to drink more – Helps promote an ideal urinary pH

CATWATER has a perfectly balanced pH between 6.2 and 6.4 that suits cats need – Helps minimize the presence of the minerals responsible for causing crystals & stones in the bladder

CATWATER contains no minerals associated to urinary problems

See link below for more information on Cat Water

https://vetwater.com/en/home/

Feeding Your Cat for Health

Feeding your cat properly is imperative for his or her good health. A proper diet can go a long ways in preventing medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, gastro-intestinal disorders (including vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation), kidney disease, urinary tract crystals or inflammation, and other issues.

The right cat food can pay off in reduced veterinary bills for years to come – and the love and companionship of your feline friend for a much longer time. Did you know cats are capable of living 30 years or more? Keep your kitty healthy and happy by feeding him or her the best.

Fillers

Pet food companies often include fillers in their cat food, such as grains and other vegetable matter. These ingredients hold little nutritional benefit for your cat. The cat is an obligatory (strict) carnivore, and can only derive nutrients from meat and dairy products.

Fillers, even protein fillers such as grain glutens, can lead toward health problems such as gastro-intestinal disease. They are also higher in carbohydrates, which may lead to obesity and diabetes.

Meat Proteins

Not all meat products are created equal. Beef and fish are the most allergenic of proteins – cats, in the wild, eat primarily rodents and birds, not cows and fish.

Byproducts are meats not used for human consumption. While some byproducts are perfectly acceptable in a cat’s diet (such as organ meat), it’s wise to include some muscle meat as well.

Remember – meat alone is not sufficient to maintain feline health. Cats also need calcium and other nutrients not provided by meat alone.

These are the top foods we feed our Ragdolls – All dry food is fed free choice.
Our choices for dry formulas are based on comsumption for ALL of our cats –  Performatrin Ultra & Performatrin Ultra Farmstead Grain-Free Recipes  Acana First Feast Kitten, First Mate Cat & Kitten & Nulo Cat & Kitten  shown below.  We will ALWAYS recommend what your kitten(s) are currently eating – so please contact us before you buy:)  Please read our complete list as we also cover healthy choices for cat treats as well:)  We believe Pre & Probiotics are very beneficial  – we raise our kittens the Healthy Gut formula – please see link below.  Wet diet is crucial to feline health – we feed wet diet twice a day.  https://www.littlebigcat.com/health/why-cats-need-canned-food-2/

 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN – as we do recommend other alternatives for wet diet – & healthy treats

    

https://www.adoredbeast.ca/collections/gut-health/products/healthy-gu

NEW FOODS WE RECOMMEND

We believe variety is important for cats – we often incorporate new foods into our existing program

We only recommend foods we have tried with success

Recently we have introduced Carna4 to our own cats – we cannot keep the dishes full

https://www.homesalive.ca/cat/food/dehydrated-freeze-dried/carna4-hand-crafted-cat-food-chicken.html

https://www.homesalive.ca/cat/food/dehydrated-freeze-dried.html?manufacturer=52

 

The Turkey recipe is now what we introduce first to our babies

https://www.homesalive.ca/cat/food/dehydrated-freeze-dried/the-honest-kitchen-grace-grain-free-cat-food-turkey.html

 

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performatrin.com/…/performatrin_ultra_cats

https://acana.com/en_US/for-cats-1/first-feast/ds-aca-first-feast-cat.html?gclid=CNLL3YH9uewCFQ9JfgodgjwNPA&gclsrc=ds

https://nulo.com/collections/for-cats/products/freestyle-chicken-cod

Adults & Kittens are fed freeze dried once a day in addition to – or mixed with canned diet

 

 

Recently – we have begun to feed our cats air-dried foods as a raw diet alternative that have a perfect ratio of meat, organs & bones 

Our cats love it – it can be fed as a treat – or mixed in with dry kibble – we feed it as a treat only

https://www.catit.ca/shop/catit-gold-fern-air-dried/   

https://www.ziwipets.com/provenance

 

~~~OTHER CANNED FOODS WE RECOMMEND~~~

https://www.ziwipets.com/cat-food/wet-cat-food#original_series

https://www.ziwipets.com/provenance

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http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/cat

http://www.almonature.ca/gatto/

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WERUVA

http://www.weruva.com/cat-cuisine-chicken-beef.php

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b.f.f. – Best Feline Friend

http://www.bestfriendsfoods.com/ab

SOME OTHERS WE USE OCCASIONALLY USE:

https://www.instinctpetfood.com/cats

~~~THE TREATS WE RECOMMEND~~~

Our choices for treats are also very healthy ones

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Our cats really like the Orijen treats

http://www.orijen.ca/products/cat-food/freeze-dried-cat-treats/

Purebites are also a good choice

http://www.purebites.com/products/en/cat