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The Feline Nutrition Foundation is dedicated to educating people about the benefits of feeding their cats the right kind of diet. We want science-backed information to be freely available to everyone. That's a core part of our mission. We emphasize the freely part. Membership is free, all the information we offer is free and we don't have ads cluttering up the site. Everyone associated with our education and advocacy work is a volunteer. We are passionate about helping cats.
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Meat Grinders for Homemade Raw Cat Food
We've used the Waring Pro 855
grinder for years to make raw cat food. It will handle bones up to the size of chicken thigh bones. Reverse function to clear jams. Easy to disassemble for cleaning.
A little more powerful is the STX-1800-MG
grinder. It can handle most chicken thigh and leg bones. Reverse function. Excellent reviews from people using it to grind meat and bones for pet food.
If you're making a lot of food or just want a faster, quieter machine, go for the Westin 22 Commercial Meat Grinder
, which states that it can handle bones for pet food and will make short work of even chicken leg quarters and most turkey bones. Reverse function.
Mix It Up!
Chop It Up!
If you are using whole chickens or turkeys, or even just leg quarters, then you know getting them apart is a chore. Get a heavy-duty meat cleaver
to make short work of the job.
Serve It Up!
Raw pet food should not be served in plastic dishes! Stainless steel dishes are perfect for use with raw meats. Durapet
offers three sizes of their low-sided bowls with non-skid bottoms.
These low-sided Pyrex glass dishes
are great for storing and serving raw cat food. Handy lids mean you can stack them easily to store in the fridge when you want to prepare meals in advance. Stacking also makes it easy to carry multiple dishes to the feeding area. Heavy glass means that they don't move around much as the cats eat.
Coloring for Adults
These are for you, not your cat. Color Cats Book One
has thirty-two fun drawings featuring kitties as we all know and love them. Color Cats Book Two – Literary Reference Edition
has twenty-five drawings, each alluding to a literary work inspired by cats. Both are by Feline Nutrition founder Margaret Gates Root. Break out the catnip, grab some colored pencils or markers and make these kitties your own! If you want to download free sample drawings to try out or view thumbnails of all of the images, visit ColorCats.org
It's Play Time!
has got to be the greatest cat toy ever. Cats simply cannot resist the way this feather toy flutters through the air – it pushes all of their buttons. I have to hide it in a room behind closed doors. If I even start to head towards the play room with it, they will all run ahead, meowing with excitement. Single piece 36" rod with two feather toys.
Boxes, Boxes and More Boxes
Face it, this is what your cat really wants. Turn a room into kitty heaven with 30 boxes
. Make a fort, cut out holes, add some catnip and it's feline party time! You get 5 small, 20 medium and 5 large. Comes with tape, too.
Cats love paper bags. These are oversize leaf bags
and cats love them! Room for more than one cat at a time. Next time you need to add something to your order to get to the free shipping level, get your kitties the ultimate in bag fun.
Weighing Your Options, er…Cats
Getting a good weight on your cat is important to monitor whether you are feeding the right amount and for general health reasons. The Health-o-Meter Baby Scale
is a great scale for this. Most cats will lay on it readily, but if they squirm, this scale has a handy averaging function that will get an accurate weight even if the cat won't sit still. It also has a zero out function, so it will automatically subtract the weight of a towel or carrier.
Getting Fur Under Control
You won't believe how much excess fur you will get off of your cat using the FURminator
. Plus, cats love being brushed with it. My cats go nuts if they see me pick it up and they jockey for position to be the first in line. Your cats would add this to the Fun Stuff category!
Get Rid of That Kitty Pee Odor
If you have cats, then you likely have had to deal with a cat who pees where she shouldn't. Getting rid of the smell can be challenging. Cleaning temporarily does it, but the smell comes back. That's because of the uric acid that is in cat pee. It's not water soluble, so normal cleaning just doesn't break it down. Only two things will take care of the uric acid and get rid of the smell: an enzymatic cleaner or CO2, carbon dioxide. Fizzion
uses CO2 to break down the uric acid and really get rid of the odor, permanently. Also comes in a fragrance-free formulation
At The End of Your Rope?
Have your sisal scratching posts or cat trees gotten worn out or are coming apart? Don't throw them out, just replace the sisal. Stores usually only sell 50 or 100 foot packages, which don't go as far as you'd think. Get a big box of it! This box has 732 feet of 3/8" sisal
. Let your imagination go. You can cover a myriad of objects with sisal to keep your cat happy, such as table legs, wooden poles or boards. How about a floor to ceiling pole?
Perfect Litterbox Solution
Forget "real" litterboxes! These tubs by Rubbermaid
are perfect. Big box in a small space, 36" long and 15" wide, there is plenty of space to turn around and there's even room for two at once. Up against a wall, they don't interfere with your floor space in a bathroom or mud room. Tall 14" sides help keep litter in and work great for those kitties that don't squat when they pee (you know who you are). Use without the lid, kitties prefer litterboxes without covers. Please note that the Amazon description says length is 26.8", this is incorrect, they are a full 36" long.
Save Your Couch, and Your Chairs, Walls, Tables…
Sometimes cats just won't leave your stuff alone, even when there's a perfectly good scratching post right there. To deter those claws and get them to shift to the post you provided, just use Sticky Paws
. Attach to the areas they are abusing. Cats hate the sticky feel and will move elsewhere.
Cats love a warm place to sleep and heat feels especially nice for those older kitties out there. These K&H heating pads
come in different sizes to fit whatever cover you are using. They stay plugged in all the time and heat to a comfy 102°F when your pet is on it. Intended for indoor use.
Highly recommended is Your Cat
by Dr Elizabeth Hodgkins. A perfect gift for a new cat person. Dr Hodgkins explains the importance of bio-appropriate diets among other feline topics.
is a great new book by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin. How to make your house super cat-friendly and make life better for you and your cats.
The Sleepypod Air
is approved for in-cabin airline travel and has some great features that make it a good choice even if you don't fly with your pet. It has straps to allow you to use your car's seat belt to safely secure the carrier. No more worrying about the carrier going flying if you have to hit the brakes suddenly! It also has a flap to slide over a rolling suitcase's handles. You can use this feature on a separate rolling luggage rack to securely transport your pet. Great if you have a heavy cat that is difficult to lug to the vet.
The Sherpa Original
carrier is also airline approved and can be used with your car's seat belt for added safety. Top and end openings and mesh side and end so your cat can see out. Panel to slide over rolling luggage handles. And, it comes in different sizes, which is great if regular carriers are always too small for your big cat.
The Bergen Comfort Carrier
is an economical carrier with great features. It has loops to connect your car's seat belt – a good safety feature. Ever want to pet your cat while waiting at the vet's, but are worried about unzipping the carrier and your cat escaping? The Bergen has a small, zippered, hand-sized opening on the side for just that purpose! Cool.
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