Carolina all set up Saturday Morning (May 21) for the Dallas Pet Expo
There's one day left - visit Food Fur Life if you are in the area!
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11AM to 4PM
The need for cats to consume plenty of water cannot be emphasized enough. Marginal chronic dehydration over a lifetime
It is well known that our pet cats were originally desert animals. They rarely drank water and historically ate a fresh food diet of prey that had a 70% – 80% moisture content. Our cats did not evolve a “thirst drive” similar to that in humans or dogs.
Yes, many cats drink water. But does your cat drink enough water? Even cats eating a wet-food only diet can need up to double the amount of water they consume in their food for ideal hydration! Cats need 8 to 27 *tablespoons* of water (or more) a day for an ideal rate of hydration (depending on environment, health status, and activity level). A typical serving of kibble for an average adult cat provides just one-half tablespoon of water. Canned or homemade with a moisture content of 77% provides 6 to 9 tablespoons of water (based on average consumption by most cats).
To see just how much water your cats need to drink, please see our article, Water – An Essential Nutrient for our Cats’ Health.
For tips on increasing the amount of water your cat drinks, read on!
15 Tips to Increase Water Intake
Please note: the contaminants in your tap water may surprise you. For more information, please see "Clean Water" by Lisa Provost at IBDkitties.
This blog post has been added to the growing collection of educational articles provided by Food Fur Life, LLC.
15 Tips to Increase Your Cat's Water Intake
Water is an essential nutrient for life, health and vitality, and our cats' need for water cannot be overemphasized. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the digestive tract, the kidneys and liver, the brain and peripheral nervous system – every aspect of the body depends on adequate hydration to function effectively. Yet 80% of cats in the U.S. are fed dry food, which has so little moisture, it literally robs the body of moisture to metabolize what nutrients kitty is able to derive from it. How can a food that provides almost no moisture be labeled “Complete and Balanced?”
Chronic kidney disease is the number one cause of death in cats over 5 years of age, and was the number one reason for visits to the vet by cats in 2015. Although the role of hydration in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been downplayed or misunderstood, current research indicates that even mild dehydration is a risk factor in the progression of all types of chronic kidney diseases. In fact, according to that report, there is also evidence that increasing hydration (especially with water) may actually have a role in preventing CKD. Importantly, water consumption also has been shown to have an impact on bladder and urinary stone diseases, mitral valve prolapse, and cancers of the breast, colon and urinary tract.
The need for cats to consume plenty of water cannot be emphasized enough, and their need for water is often overlooked – or understated. Because there is no industry emphasis on the importance of water as a vital nutrient, there is often a lack of understanding of just how much water our cats need – and why.
In our newest article, Water - An Essential Nutrient for Our Cats' Health, we provide understandable measures of how much water the diets we feed our cats provide, and we identify how much water healthy cats should consume. We think you may be surprised at the data - we were!
Are you located in Singapore and want to buy EZComplete? GREAT NEWS! Now you can buy it locally and forget about shipping time and customs! Please check out our representatives Bon Apawtit - they are great people and will be glad to help anyway they can!
Of course we will be always here if you have further questions!
Feeding multiple cats with EZComplete is easy!
I made a little video of how I make my "meal batches". I don't freeze my batches, but you can if you prefer... Just remember to do so ***before adding probiotics*** This is not a fancy video... It's just a video of our daily feeding routine :D
To calculate the amount of powder for any quantity, multiply the Meat weight in Oz x 2.5 and divide by 1.5.
On this case: 13.5oz*2.5/1.5=22.5g
Also - you don't need to add extra Egg Yolks to EZComplete - I only do it during hairball season as my cats are all very long haired and with two suffering from IBD, they have a hard time during this time of the year. You can read more about how to manage hairballs in this article.
Hope this is helpful!
The review below was posted on our Facebook page by a very satisfied customer who for many years tried to help her little baby anyway she could for no avail. It fills our hearts to know EZComplete helps kitties like Susan's when nothing else would. THAT is why we created Food Fur Life - THAT makes it all worth it! <3