Coming soon to a pet supply store near you: insect-based cat food.
So your cat just caught a moth and ate it. Eeeuuu… But it turns out that cats like the taste of bugs, whether they’re on the fly or in insect-based cat food.
Researchers recruited 20 taste testers and offered them food that contained either black soldier fly larvae meal or oil. Ugh…
The cats ate both, although they seemed to like the kind with meal better than the food with oil.
In a world where our cats dine on white meat chicken and fresh caught fish, pouring insect-based cat food into their bowls may seem to fly in the face of convention. But our planet is running out of the resources it needs to feed animals and humans. And if nothing else, insects are plentiful and leave a teeny carbon footprint, if they leave a carbon footprint at all.
Insect-Based Cat Food: It’s All About Sustainability
Do cats know their names? A study says they do, although they may choose to ignore you when you call.
It’s official. Our worst suspicions are confirmed. A new study shows cats know their names. So if they don’t come when you call, they really are ignoring you.
A team from the University of Tokyo watched 76 cats listen to recorded words that included their names.
Although the cats seemed to tune out most of the human conversation, they all reacted when they heard their names, no matter who was saying them.
But that didn’t mean they ran into their loving humans’ arms. They showed recognition by moving their heads or ears or twitching their tails
Cats Know Their Names And Understand Words With A Purpose
Talk to your cat about sustainability and clean meat for cats, and he’ll probably yawn and go back to sleep. For an animal who loves nothing more than stalking tiny rodents, compassionate eating is pretty much a nonstarter.
But to a growing number of humans, the cruelty involved in the production of our cats’ food is becoming a major concern. In an online survey, nearly 600 people said they’re interested in feeding their animal companions a plant-based diet, mainly because they’re concerned about farm animal welfare.
The only thing that’s stopping them is the worry that a diet containing no animal protein will provide inadequate nutrition for their cats and dogs.
Clean Meat For Cats: Cruelty-Free Food For Our Obligate Carnivores
It’s 3 a.m., and your cat is coughing nonstop. You’re beginning to panic. Should you take him to the ER? Can this wait until tomorrow? If only there was an after hours vet to give you some advice.
Enter GuardianVets, a company that sounds almost like a throwback to the old days, when you could call your vet in the middle of the night and actually get your vet, not a voice mail message. GuardianVets provides an after hours vet who will talk with you when your vet’s office is closed.
The company won the grand prize in Purina’s Pet Care Innovation competition at this year’s Global Pet Expo.
An After-Hours Vet When You Need One