The Pros of a Probiotic

Probiotic Packet

Persian owners spend so much time caring for their kitties on the outside -- combing, bathing, and fluffing. It's easy to sometimes forget that the inside might need extra attention as well. A Persian's gastrointestinal health can become thrown out of balance from a myriad of outside factors, such as stress, allergies, diet, or parasites just to name a few. A high-quality probiotic can be effective in restoring the balance of microflora in the digestive tract.

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Pet Food and What's in It?


This report explores the differences between what consumers think they are buying and what they are actually getting. It focuses in very general terms on the most visible name brands — the pet food labels that are mass-distributed to supermarkets and discount stores — but there are many highly respected brands that may be guilty of the same offenses.


Raw: Risks vs. Benefits

Raw Decision

You will find most 'mainstream' vets are anti-raw. The risk is there, but it's minimal. I know of animals that have gotten parasitic organisms from eating 'premium' quality commercial foods. So it's just a matter of deciding what risk is the lesser of two evils.

Normal, healthy cats are designed to kill, eat, and digest raw meat. They are able to handle normal amounts of organisms and bacteria found in raw meat.


Reducing Bacteria & Germs

Petri Dish

There is a happy medium. First, it's important to know that Lysol is VERY toxic to cats. I do not allow it in my house. In fact, I only clean with bleach or vinegar. Lysol builds up in their fat and liver and can cause major health problems.

As long as you use normal handling of the meat, there shouldn't be any major risk. If they push stuff off the plate, just put paper plates on newspaper and roll the whole thing up to throw away when they are done.