Category: Nutrition for Pets

  • Novel protein day for the Blondies!

    It’s called a “novel protein” because it is, well, “novel”, ie. used occasionally. A cat’s natural food in the wild is rodent and bird. Many websites highly recommend rabbit (rodent) meat for cats. I know, I know, it’s sad. But this is a very imperfect world where there are carnivores and omnivores and they have…

  • The Blondies’ breakfast

    A lottery-winning morning! Can you see all four of them? If it’s raw food, they must eat far away from each other. I don’t know why. So I got all four to eat a raw breakfast today and I had a good Blue Zone workout, going from one to another, topping up their bowls. Not…

  • Feeding the Blondies

    This is today’s attempt to get them to eat a raw food breakfast. Only Samantha and Kai ate. Akira and Indra just wanted to play. It took awhile before I could get Indra to eat. Akira just wanted to play. And play. After about half an hour, I offered cut-up raw chicken meat and she…

  • Eating: Boys vs Girls

    I’m sure you’ll get the same results with humans too! How boys eat: As always, such a joy to feed them! And Robin even wanted more after that. Boys eat so well and Minnie joins them with the same terrific appetite! Now, for Gerald and Misty, of course, Gerald eats more but Misty eats well…

  • Breakfast for the Blondies

    It always starts with laying out all the raw food we’ve got for them in four bowls and later, it’s all about “musical bowls”, shifting the bowls around until I please their taste buds for that meal. My good luck streak ended at yesterday’s breakfast. I could not get Kai and Indra to eat. Only…

  • Successful raw feeding for two days for the Blondies!

    The stars were aligned! I had two consecutive successful days of raw feeding for the Blondies – yesterday and today! All four ate raw food for breakfast!! That’s a record breaking feat! Our ginger girls – why do I still keep using the pronoun “he” for them until now?? Because 75% of gingers are males!…

  • Raw food, anyone?

    As you know, Riley is so, so difficult to feed (raw food). She’s a junkie. So, I’ve been handfeeding her raw food twice a day for many months now. Yes, every single day. By handfeeding, it means I actually put the food into her mouth and she swallows it. It’s more like force-feeding but no…

  • Making bone broth for everyone

    I had not made bone broth for the cats for a long time now because we had CKD cats and it wasn’t suitable for them. I decided to make one batch yesterday to see if our newer cats would like it. Ingredients: – Chicken carcass – Water – Apple cider vinegar Instructions: Slow boil for…

  • Projek Makan for Indra

    I think I’ve more or less succeeded in getting Samantha, Akira and Kai to eat proper meals. The one left now is Indra. I weighed her yesterday and her weight is fine, it’s about 4.6kg. But it’s been so difficult to get her to eat proper meals. She only wants snacks. It makes little sense…

  • Projek Makan and the Blondies (plus Riley)

    Projek Makan is not about to achieve great success….not yet. Managed to get Kai and Akira to eat this morning. Akira is more or less quite okay now, I can get her to eat. Kai is “intermittent” and I need to try various foods before hitting the right one. Indra is very, very difficult. No,…

  • AIM snacks for Tabs and Ginger

    I’ve given the AIM kibble and AIM supplements, both of which Tabs and Ginger liked. This evening, I tried the AIM snacks from Ciao. Tabs didn’t like it neat, but when mixed with her canned food, she ate it up. This is the AIM snack from Ciao, Inaba. Ginger had no problem eating the snack…

  • AIM supplements for Ginger and Tabs

    This morning, I tried the AIM supplements on Ginger and Tabs. Both loved it! I guess it must be very tasty. It is a powder packed in sachets. About AIM: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/features/z1304_00039.html Tabs is one of our hardest cats to feed now. I noticed her appetite isn’t so good these few weeks. Tabs has PKD and…

  • AIM food from Japan!!

    Direct from Japan! Many thanks to my friends, Andy & Emily, who were travelling in Japan. They helped me purchase these: These are supplements. These are snacks. These are two brands of kibble. This is Tabs eating it. And Ginger. And Ginger sapu habis.  We have two CKD cats now, Tabs and Ginger, both at…

  • “Projek Makan” for the Blondies

    It’s not that they have nothing to eat, it’s just that they are so, so choosy! This morning, Kai ate Cindy’s Complete Pate. The rest didn’t want it at all, not even Samantha, who is probably the least fussy of them all. Akira ate Cubgrub but only at this specific spot. No other spot is…

  • The super fussy Blondies

    I decided to try a new food for the Blondies today since they are so incredibly fussy. This is Cindy’s Complete Pate. It isn’t a new food, though. I’ve tried it before last time on our cats, but our cats didn’t much like it then. This was before the Monsters or the Blondies’ time. The…