In the wild, big cats get all the nutrition they need from their prey. While your feline friend shares her cousins' natural instinct to eat whatever she catches, she relies on you to feed her a healthy, balanced diet. So it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with what she needs.
Vitamins for growth
Your cat needs vitamins for all sorts of important bodily functions. They help her vision, bone growth and metabolism – in fact, almost every part of your cat’s body needs vitamins for one reason or another.
Some people are allergic to cats, but did you know that some cats are allergic to different kinds of food? If your vet diagnoses your cat with a food allergy, the simplest solution is to make sure she doesn't eat the offending food.
The elimination diet
If you know there’s a problem, but aren’t sure what food is causing it, your vet will help you come up with a special “elimination diet”.
Catnip is the one thing that can render a cat helpless with excitement. It encourages your cat to play, exercise and generally feel good. But why does catnip attract cats, and how can you use it to keep your cat happy?
What is catnip?
Catnip – also known as catmint – is a herb from the mint family. People have been using catnip’s medicinal properties to cure all sorts of complaints since ancient Roman times. As for cats – they just can’t get enough of it!