Feeding Animals – Body and Soul

September 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Diet & Nutrition

Blogging with Kate Solisti


Dog & cat nutrition starts with understanding how our companion animals are built to eat and how to feed them what Nature intended them to eat. Cats must eat meat and get their moisture from their food.  (Dry food is the opposite of what they are designed to eat!!!)  Dogs can eat a variety of meats, carbs from veggies and a little grass or grain depending on the dog! Breed-specific nutrition makes common sense as well.

I welcome questions from participants about breed-specific nutrients, transitioning from one food to another, raw vs. canned or cooked, etc. For personal questions about your own animal's diet and meal planning, please visit my website www.akinshipwithanimals.com , click on "Animal Sessions", then on "phone sessions" for details on setting up a private consult.

I'm also offering for FREE a dog or cat nutrition video. If you'd like a copy of the video and are willing to pay for postage & handling, email me at kinshipent@earthlink.net. Details about what's on each video are on my website.

Looking forward to chatting.


4 Responses to “Feeding Animals – Body and Soul”
  1. Jeanne says:

    Hi Kate,
    What is the best probiotic and digestive enzyme for cats?

  2. Moni says:

    Hi Kate,

    I enjoyed your presentation today and learned much, thank you for that. Lynn McKenzie had let me know a few months ago that I could look into better food for my cats and the changes in Foodle have been extraordinary. We have mostly been using Evo since then and Foodle stopped pulling out her belly hair and is much happier these days. Well, some of that is from diet and some from the fact that I built a cat fence so she could go outside because she apparently thought living in a log cabin in the mountains sucked if she had to be indoors.

    Anyway, I accidentally discovered something the other day. I was making a steak for the cats and I to share and was half asleep… forgot and grabbed for the Herbamir, shook it on and eventually realized I had grabbed the wrong shaker and just put Stevia powder all over the steak. I wiped off the excess and decided to just hope for the best and gave it to them. Apparently my cats really like stevia. They ate every bit and even ate it all cold the next day. Usually they just lick most of the juice and eat a few bites. I have no idea how stevia might affect them but I might try it again when they are rejecting the canned kitty health foods, such as Evo or Wellness.

    Do you ever use any flavor enticers and have you ever heard anything about Stevia & cats?

    • kate solisti says:

      Hi Terri. There is no “best” canned cat food. The best canned food is the one that YOUR cat thrives on. A one year old cat shouldn’t be overweight. Is he getting enough exercise? Is he nibbling throughout the day? Why is he overweight? Until I know more about the “whys” I am not comfortable making a recommendation.

      Hi Moni: I think that stevia isn’t a problem for cats, but I wold check it out on the web before giving it to them again. Yours probably liked it because it appeals to their “sweet tooth.” However, I would use other things to entice or enhance. Bonito fish flakes, dried liver treats, Stella & Chewey’s “Carnivore Kisses” or “Carnivore Crunch,” dried salmon treats….

  3. Terrwigg says:

    What is the best canned cat food on the market for a one year old cat who is already slightly overweight? Thank you!