Category: Nutrition for Pets

  • 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…

  • The Monsters’ fantastic appetite!

    This is the Monsters’ breakfast. The canned chicken is for Ginger because sometimes, in the morning, he just prefers cooked food. Maybe it’s too early to eat raw food? I really don’t know but I’ve noticed this preference in him. But by evening, Ginger will be okay with raw food. There is also probiotics and…

  • My new targets

    With Cow Mau and Indy gone now, I have to get back to certain issues which I had shelved because I had to give priority to looking after Cow Mau and Indy in their respective final weeks. One is getting the Blondies to eat more raw food failing which, then wet food instead of depending…

  • Tabs and Riley

    So little is written about Tabs and Riley because these two girls seldom have any drama to write about! When Indy refused to eat the Primal Freeze-Dried, I gave it to Tabs. This used to be her favourite food until she was diagnosed with PKD/CKD and since then, had to be on a kidney diet…

  • A failed breakfast with the Blondies this morning

    A complete failure this morning! I only got Akira to eat. Indra was up on the highest platform and showing me her butt. Samantha wasn’t interested in eating either, which is rare. But I finally got her to eat. So okay, it’s 2 out of 4. Kai was too busy getting ready for battle with…

  • The Monsters’ breakfast

    I haven’t written enough about the Monsters. Maybe it’s because they don’t give much trouble, especially when it comes to eating! But yes, they do fight. Only that it’s not the type that ends with me having to take them to the vet’s. It’s just the very noisy type. Thank goodness for that! It’s been…

  • Naughty Blondies

    Today was not a good feeding morning for the Blondies. I only managed to get Kai to eat. That’s Kai. Managed to coax Samantha to eat much later. Akira and Indra said, “No, thanks. Who needs to eat?” After more coaxing and more time, Indra obliged. Still a “no” from Akira. But later… Everyone gobbled…

  • The challenge of feeding the Blondies

    Are female cats always so hard to feed? From my experience, the answer is YES. Cleo had always been so difficult to feed and for many years, I did wonder how she continued to survive and thrive (!) by eating so, so little. Riley is also very difficult to feed, especially proper food, though she…

  • Cow Mau eats chicken meat!!

    Another milestone!! I remember how I finally managed to feed Vincent five years ago when he was literally dying from CKD. His mouth ulcers were so bad he couldn’t eat anything….until one day, I figured it out (or did Vincent tell me telepathically?) – cut-up raw chicken meat (I used chicken fillet because it was…

  • Training the Blondies…to eat some proper food

    I don’t think I should let the Blondies hold me at gunpoint over food. So this morning, I decided to be strict and tried my best to convey it to them telepathically.  Haha… But believe it or not, it worked…..or was it just coincidental?  More like the latter, but never mind. It started with nobody…

  • Tricking the naughty Blondies to eat raw food

    The Blondies decided to stage a boycott again this morning. “We will starve unless you give us kibble!” Nobody wanted to eat raw food except for Samantha. So I tried something new, I shook the kibble jar and Akira and Indra came running. Then, I put a little bit of kibble in their bowls, followed…

  • “Kucing yang tak suka makan ikan”

    “Kucing suka makan ikan” is a norm in Asian countries. While fish is definitely not an ancestral food for cats because cats originated from Persia which was mostly arid desert land (not much water, hence, not many fish), we believe that Asian cats have learnt to eat fish because of the influence of the human…

  • Adding more water to the cats’ meals

    I am on an ongoing quest to add more water to the cats’ meals. Each cat has a different plan because of their different dietary needs and preferences, and of course, their individual idiosyncrasies. Riley is a total junkie and if she were given a choice, she would want to eat kibble. So for Riley,…

  • Feeding the Blondies

    The Blondies are still keeping to their pattern of eating a full meal once in two days and grazing after that. Well, perhaps the frequency has reduced to once in 1.5 days now. I was told that some cats just like to graze and do not like to eat two square meals per day. This…

  • Feeding our CKD cats and Cow Mau

    We have three CKD cats now – Indy (Stage 4), Tabs (Stage 2) and Ginger (early Stage 2). Cow Mau has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) or congestive heart failure. These are our senior cats. Tabs has PKD (polycystic kidney disease where her kidneys is filled with many fluid-filled cysts). PKD usually happens in pedigree cats and…