Should Rats Be Free-Fed or Calorie Restricted?

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As any rat owner knows, rats are prone to obesity, particularly older male rats. However, being omnivores and foragers, they seem most content with free access to as much food as they like. It’s hard to … Read More

Feeding Aging Rats

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As rats age, they may become either obese or thin. If your rat has a health problem, please consult your veterinarian about feeding and nutrition. However, if your rat is aging normally, you may be able … Read More

My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Four

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In part three, a veterinarian diagnosed Tory with several health problems requiring surgical correction. Tory had surgery yesterday, and I’m pleased to report that he’s recovering well, although still pretty groggy and  achey. Now the real work … Read More

Are Table Scraps Always Bad?

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You’ve probably heard time and time again that table scraps should not be fed to pets, but how true is that old adage? Like most absolute statements, it’s not that simple. Some scraps could be lethal; … Read More

Five Reasons Not to Feed Pets at the Table

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If you clicked this, you probably already know that pets shouldn’t be fed from the table. However, there might be a significant other, a child, or even a parent in your life who insists upon tossing … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitty Questions

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … I’ve got two questions… Why does my cat insist on tearing up every piece of paper lying around on the floor? He’s 3, far from being a kitty. Also he is chunky. … Read More

Eukanuba BREEDSmart: Dangers of Obesity

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Periodic Newsletter from The IAMS Company: From: “Eukanuba SeniorCat” To: hart (at) petlvr.com Subject: Eukanuba BREEDSmart: Dangers of Obesity From the Expert – The Dangers of Feline Obesity Brought To You By Laura, Breed Expert The … Read More

OBESITY IN CATS… and What To Do About An Overweight Cat

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Obesity In Cats, How To Get A Cat To Lose Weight… Explained In ThePetcenter.com Ever wonder what to do about your overweight cat? Obesity in cats is very common and can predispose the cat to diabetes, … Read More

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