What You should Know About Feeding Your Dog and Cat

How to Take Care of Your Loving Pets

Pets are animals or other types of species and they have their own food and environmental requirements. 
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savannah cat hybrid a domestic cat and the serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat… Most of the cities and towns have imposed laws and restrictions on what types of pets could be kept in homes and residential areas. Many exotic animals could be in the banned list, such as canid hybrid, exotic cats like Savannah, snakes, lizards, and even dogs like Rottweiler or pit bull in many places. 

Pets are generally companion animals the people keep with them for personal company or protection. These pet animals are different from other animals that people maintain, such as livestock, sports animals, working animals, and laboratory animals. Pets are popular due to their attractive appearances, playful personalities, and personal loyalty.  The Savannah is a hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic catMost first generation (F1 Savannah Cats) will possess many or all of exotic looking traits, while these traits often diminish in later generations. Male Savannahs tend to be larger than females.  Early-generation Savannahs can weigh 14-25 pounds (6.3-11.3 kg), with the most weight usually attributed to the F1 or F2 neutered males due to genetics. Later-generation Savannahs are usually between 7 and 15 lbs (6.8 kg). Because of the random factors in Savannah genetics, size can vary significantly, even in one litter.

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Domestic out-crosses from the early days in the 1990s have greatly impacted the breed’s development in both desired and non-desired traits. As of 2012 most breeders perform Savannah to Savannah pairings; using out-crosses is considered less than desired. The domestic out-crosses for the Savannah breed that are permissible in TICA are the Egyptian Mau, the Ocicat, the Oriental Shorthair, and the Domestic Shorthair

Pets are animals or other types of species and they have their own food and environmental requirements, which differs widely from the surroundings to which we are accustomed to. You should consider the climatic conditions of your place and verify whether the pet that you wish to possess would be able withstand that climate and live comfortably. You should study extensively about the pet that you wish to buy, its living habits, eating habits, daily activities, etc.

There is a problem many pet owners can relate to and that is dog and cat diarrhea. Runny stools are a very common problem with pet owners. Stomach and digestive disorders are usually a result of something they ate …

What can separate the premium food from mainstream?
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Unfortunately, current pet food regulations allow manufacturers to use ingredients that you would never knowingly give to your dog or cat.

In fact, you may be shocked to learn what some brands of pet food really contain. 

Be Aware of Undesirable Ingredients 

For example: the use of by-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.), chemical preservatives (BHA and BHT) and grains that are often difficult to digest

By-products – basically this is what is left over when the good cuts of meat are taken for humans. 

 Bones, intestines, heads, feet, tendons, ligaments and other body parts are known as by-products.

Grains like soy, corn, corn gluten and wheat gluten are often used as protein sources; however, they are generally inferior and difficult to digest. 
Chemical Preservatives like BHA, BHT and ethoxoquin can be very harmful to pets.

 (corn, wheat, gluten and soy),
which are often used as a protein source instead of meat.

Freshness –  Large manufacturers make pet food in tremendous batches that can last for a very long time, so you may be feeding food that is six months to a year old. 
These are only some things to stay away from. Look to see if your dog or cat food contains vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and bacteria cultures to name a few.  

Dog and cat diarrhea that lasts for more than two days can cause dehydration or they may have an obstruction which could be very dangerous. So if your pet has fever, pain, vomiting, and blood in the runny stools, doesn’t eat and has weight loss, seek treatment right away.

 pet food recall including dog and cat food.   Please visit your vet immediately if you see any signs that may appear “abnormal” behavior.  It may have nothing to do with what they ate but it is better to be safe than sorry.  
The “recall” list can be found by visiting menufoods.com/recall/.

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you can only imagine how important it is to feed our pets the proper nutrition.  This nutrition comes daily from the food we decide to give them. It is extremely important to feed premium, quality foods for their health and in some cases their mental well being.

You should check for all the ingredients in the packed food just to ensure that you are giving them the appropriate food. Proper nutrition can help your pet live for long…

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Real Food is the most informative, educational, practical and helpful book I have ever read on home made diets for your animal companions. It offers all the information you need to prepare the healthiest diet possible for your kindred spirits. Follow the directions and you offer your cats and dogs one of the healthiest possible diets. –Allen M. Schoen, MS, DVM, Author Kindred Spirits, How the Remarkable Bone Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Live
Use this book to help you implement a phenomenal homemade food program! for dogs and cats…

Right Cat Food:-

 Cats are excellent hunters. 
They explore the surrounding area and will often find mice, birds, and other animals which are good source of proteina.
 Just as a cat needs a consistent diet,
Hence it is essential that you find a food that is rich in proteins. 
The digestive system in cats are also very sensitive. 
Hence finding the right food for them may be a bit difficult and might take a few tries. 
 The sign that their diet needs to be changed is a “smelly litter box”. 
This shows that they are not getting a proper diet. 
LIke in dogs you should integrate the new food with their old one over a period of 2-3 weeks 
until you gradually have changed their food totally. 
Milk is another requirement for cats as it contains essential vitamins. 
But processed milk can be too rich for them. 
You can find cat milk in pet stores 
these days which would be an ideal substitute. 
Occasionally feeding them a small piece of cheese can also be very good 
to fulfil their dietary needs, 

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Just as a dog needs a consistent diet, your cat too needs the same.
though it is always preferable to buy an appropriate cat food with all the ingredients. 
Pet stores also sell grass for indoor cats. This can help them get rid of hair-balls. 
Cats eat grass if they have an upset stomach as this grass allows them to rid themselves of the problem 
and can also help them cough up hairballs.
 Human food is not the right food for your pets. Choosing the right pet food for your pet means getting a good packed pet food from the pet store nearby. 
But in doing so you should check for all the ingredients in the packed food just to ensure that you are giving them the appropriate food.
 Proper nutrition can help your pet live for long.
Choosing the right food for you dogs is extremely important. 
The two things that require attention when you keep a dog at home is its food and training. 

Customer Reviews

Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats Paperback – May 1, 2013 by Beth Taylor (Author)
Dr. Becker's Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats - by Beth Taylor (Author)
Based on the ancestral diets of dogs and cats, this book provides a rotation plan and recipes for a meat-based diet that includes appropriate levels of vegetables, fruits and supplements to complete the diet, analyzed to make sure that nutrition needs are met.

Once I reached the diet cards at the end of the book, as another
reviewer said, everything clicks into place. Also, although the authors
encourage total commitment to the feeding method, they offer relatively
broad options to assist with real lives and budgets.

Customer Reviews

The feeding
methods and recipes are supported by scientific research and analysis,
making the reasoning behind them clear and easy to understand. So far,
nearly a month later, I have noticed great improvements in my dog’s
health and appetite. The proof is living and I am inspired by the book
to remain committed to this manner of caring for my dog.


Karen Becker is veterinarian, animal acupuncturist, and homeopath practicing in Illinois. Natural Pet Animal hospital focuses on integrative pet care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic animals. She also runs Covenant Wildlife Rehabilitation, a non-profit facility that cares for injured and orphaned Chicago area wildlife. She is the chief veterinarian for mercolahealthypets.

Beth Taylor spent 20 years focusing on food and nutrition for dogs and cats and was involved in the first nationally marketed fresh frozen diets for pets, Steve s Real Food, where she provided training for veterinarians and retailers in the use of fresh food diets. Out of this work grew See Spot Live Longer, written with Steve Brown.

Beth is a Licensed Massage Therapist with extensive training in animal bodywork. She is currently putting this training to work in the Chicago area at The Puddle, an aquafitness facility for dogs.

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