Ring in the New Year With Tip #11 From a Cat Expert – when it comes to kibble, proceed with caution

Dry Kibble Diet

While kibble is convenient, economical, and may meet the nutritional needs of our pets, most are higher in grain carbohydrates. If kibble is not proportioned a cat can gain weight and be at risk for diabetes.

To learn about better cat nutrition, I recommend that you take a tour of the products at a specialty pet food store in person, or on-line. If then, you consider changing brands, mix the old with the new food and slowly increase the percentage of the new product over several weeks to avoid upsetting a kitty tummy. In general, grocery store brands have less protein than premium and specialty brand foods and therefore changing the protein level and the brand abruptly can cause diarrhea, and or vomiting that could lead to an unnecessary vet visit.