If you’ve read this site for any amount of time, you know I’m passionate about species-appropriate nutrition for cats. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they need meat not just to survive,but to thrive. Dr. Jean Hofve, a holistic veterinarian and author with more than 20 years of experience in conventional and alternative veterinary medicine, has written about this topic a lot longer than I have. In What Cats Should Eat: Keeping Your Cat Healthy With Good Food, Dr. Hofve takes an in depth look at feline nutrition.
Dr. Hofve has intensively studied and researched pet nutrition and the pet food industry since the early 1990s. She has written dozens of articles and been interviewed for print, radio, and television around the world. In 1995, she founded Spirit Essences (now owned and operated by Jackson Galaxy), which makes flower essence remedies for many animal health and behavior problems. She is the publisher of Little Big Cat, a website that features a wealth of information about feline health and nutrition.
In the newly updated edition of What Cats Should Eat, Dr. Hofve covers
- nutrition related diseases
- an indepth look at the pet food industry, and why it may not have your pets’ best interests at heart
- label myths, tricks and deceptions
- pet food contaminants
- how shop for the right food for your cat
- how to switch your cat to a healthier diet
- making your own cat food
- the case for raw meat and bones
Dr. Hofve also offers a list of brands she recommends.
This book offers comprehensive information from a seasoned veterinarian. Even though Dr. Hofve has retired form private practice, she remains actively involved in working to improve pet food regulation and quality standards. This is a must read for anyone who wants to learn more about feline nutrition.
What Cats Should Eat is available from Amazon as a Kindle book.