Cat Nutrition: Everything You Need to Know

If you aren’t sure what’s best for your cat’s diet, our experts are here to help. They discuss hot topics among cat owners, like the wet vs. dry food debate, whether cats can drink milk and more. Learn everything you need to know about feline nutrition from our articles below.

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Do Cats Need Wet Food? The Benefits of Wet Cat Food

If your cat loves munching on dry kibble, you may have wondered if cats need wet food in their diets as well. In general, dry kibble has little moisture, so your cat needs to get water from a different source, such as a water bowl. If you’re concerned about keeping your cat hydrated, feeding both wet and dry food is a great way to ensure she gets more water. Read on to learn about the benefits of wet cat food on your cat’s health.

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Average Cat Weight – What is a Healthy Cat Weight?
Average Cat Weight – What is a Healthy Cat Weight?
What is an average cat weight? Learn from Purina’s experts about average cat weight and how to determine if your cat is the right size. Read tips for keeping your cat active, healthy, and happy.
Can Cats Eat Blueberries?
Can Cats Eat Blueberries?
Yes. Although cats are obligate carnivores – meaning they need to eat meat to survive – they don’t have to eat meat exclusively. Cats can also eat foods that provide protein and carbohydrates like blueberries, vegetables and grains. 
Can Cats Eat Eggs?
Can Cats Eat Eggs?
There are many ways to prepare eggs. Once fully cooked, the protein in eggs can be good for cats. But will your cat eat eggs? That’s another matter. Keep reading to see how you can prepare eggs as a treat for your cat.
Why Is My Cat Always Hungry? 7 Reasons Your Cat's Appetite Has Increased
Why Is My Cat Always Hungry? 7 Reasons Your Cat's Appetite Has Increased
Is your cat meowing near the food bowl more than usual? Cats are often finicky eaters rather than food-obsessed felines, so it's normal to worry when your furry friend develops a never-ending appetite. In fact, many pet owners panic when something changes in their cat's routine, but there's often an explanation.
Can Cats Drink Milk?
Can Cats Drink Milk?
Cats drinking milk is typically the stuff of storybooks and movies — a child rescues a cat, and the first thing they do is feed it a shallow saucer of creamy milk. While events like this are adorable, you might wonder if cats really can drink milk.
Is Friskies a Good Cat Food?
Is Friskies a Good Cat Food?
Is Friskies a good cat food? Yes. Absolutely. 100%!
What Not to Feed Cats
What Not to Feed Cats
Feeding human food to your cat may be tempting and you may even see it as a way to boost your cat's nutrition or to give them a special treat. However, human food should never be used as a substitute for well-balanced, nutritional cat food. In fact, some human foods can do more harm than good to your cat. Read on to learn what not to feed cats.
Omega-3: What Is It and What Benefits Does It Have for Cats?
Omega-3: What Is It and What Benefits Does It Have for Cats?
Omega-3 has long been said to have many benefits for humans, including improving joint mobility, decreasing depression and improving the appearance of hair, skin and nails. But did you know it can also be good for your cat? Feeding your cat a complete and balanced diet with omega-3 is easy and can make a significant difference in their overall health. Learn more about what omega-3 is and how it can help your cat.
Do Cats Need Wet Food? The Benefits of Wet Cat Food
Do Cats Need Wet Food? The Benefits of Wet Cat Food
If your cat loves munching on dry kibble, you may have wondered if cats need wet food in their diets as well. In general, dry kibble has little moisture, so your cat needs to get water from a different source, such as a water bowl. If you’re concerned about keeping your cat hydrated, feeding both wet and dry food is a great way to ensure she gets more water. Read on to learn about the benefits of wet cat food on your cat’s health.
Nutrition Basics for Kittens
Nutrition Basics for Kittens
Kittens grow quickly. In the first six months, they reach 75% of their adult body weight. To feed your kitten correctly, you’ll need the right balance of the following six nutrient groups.