Freshly expanded & updated for 2018!

How do you know which food is the best to feed your cat? The answer depends on many factors, including your cat’s age and health… as well as the your wallet! However, whatever your budget, if you learn the basics about how to assess the quality of any given cat food, you’ll be able to find a few foods that suit your cat.

In order to answer the question, “What should cats eat?” Dr. Jean has just updated and expanded her best-selling ebook, aptly called What Cats Should Eat (3rd Edition), for 2018, with new sections on vegetarian/vegan diets, and information for readers in Europe and Asia.

This long-time best-seller clearly explains all you need to know about feeding your cat:
* What you can (and can’t) learn from a pet food label
* The differences among types of food (dry, canned, raw, etc.)
* How your cat should eat for optimal health
* How to shop for your feline companion
* How to get your cat to switch to a better diet
* How to make nutritious food for your cat at home
* Dr. Jean’s “approved brands” of canned, dry, and frozen/freeze-dried/raw diets; treats, toppers, and meal supplements
* Glossary
* Resources, including helpful websites and specific (brand) supplement recommendations
* Fully referenced with the latest scientific discoveries.
Newly expanded and updated for 2018!

Here’s a tiny sampling of what you’ll learn from this ebook:

  • There is no dietary life stage called mature, senior, babycat, neutered male, juvenile delinquent, or anything else–it’s all just marketing.
  • Dry food does not clean a pet’s teeth any better than pretzels clean ours!
  • A lot of pet foods claim to be “human grade,” but you’ll discover that, with very few exceptions, it’s not true!
  • Testing reveals that up to 40% of pet foods do NOT contain what’s on the label: either a listed ingredient is missing, or unlisted ingredients (including the #1 most common allergen) are present.
  • Dry food is easy to hide stuff in… pretty much anything can be thrown into the vat at the rendering plant, and it will all come out looking the same—brown powder—at the end. It is impossible to know what the starting materials were (and honestly, you probably don’t want to know!)
  • Low-protein kidney diets may make your cat sicker
  • In a homemade diet, if meat is not correctly supplemented with vitamins and minerals, then totally preventable problems like rickets, osteoporosis, and bone fractures are sure to follow.
  • A list of cancer-causing foods is nearly identical to the ingredient list on most commercial dry pet foods
  • The “novelty effect” is when a cat enthusiastically eats a new food the first few times it is offered, but rejects it after a few meals—usually the day after you buy a case of it!
  • Many senior diets contain less protein and fat—just the opposite of what most senior cats need.
  • Pet food has a lot more in common with McDonald’s than its manufacturers want you to know
  • There’s a pet food industry lobbying organization that doesn’t want you to know what’s really in the food, and does it’s best to make sure you don’t find out

What Cats Should Eat contains a ton of practical, useful information, including:

  • What’s actually in cat food
  • How to assess a label
  • Marketing tricks to watch out for
  • Which food forms are best for cats
  • The connection between diet and urinary tract disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and cancer
  • What you need to know about the pet food industry
  • How to feed your cat (right down to the best type of bowl!)
  • How to get your cat to switch foods
  • Shopping guidelines
  • List of Dr. Jean’s approved brands (available nowhere else!)
  • How to make your cat’s food at home

It also includes a glossary, resource section, and more than 200 scientific references (for the geeks among us!).

But What Cats Should Eat isn’t overwhelming. It’s easily digestible, and written in a down-to-earth, reader-friendly style. If you want the science, it’s there; but if you just want to know what to buy at the store tomorrow, that’s there too. Maybe that’s why it’s been an Amazon best-seller for years!

There’s an old saying, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” What Cats Should Eat does both! It tells how to “do-it-yourself” in assessing a cat food, but it also provides a list of high-quality brands so that, if you’re in a hurry, you can just pick the ones you want.

Knowledge is power; so if you want to be truly empowered when it comes to your cat’s nutrition and health, then you’ll love What Cats Should Eat! Many hours of research went into this new update. It’s still only $7.97, but for a limited time! Grab your copy now before the price goes up!

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*If you bought an earlier edition, the next time you open it on Kindle the new update should be available.

What Readers Are Saying:

Great resource! April 2, 2012 – By Bright Eyes

I love this book! She really explain the hows and whys of cat nutrition, and she provides of list of cat foods that meet recommended requirements. Anyone interested in taking better care of their beloved cat should get this book.

A Godsend! July 21, 2013 – Carole (Rainbow City, AL United States)

I’m so grateful for this book! I’ve only recently learned how bad dry food is for cats. I’m appalled when I think back on what I used to feed my former cat years ago; I feel so guilty knowing that his health problems were all my fault. This book is teaching me how to keep my present cat healthy through a proper diet. The doctor walks us through it step by step, explaining things in terms everyone can understand. She’s even taken pity on those like me, who are hopeless with math, and done the work for us with her “approved foods” list. I refer back to it constantly. It’s become my feeding bible – for which my bouncy, glossy, healthy cat thanks the good doctor right along with me!

Excellent resource, March 2, 2013 – Neverdahl (Austin, TX)

For any cat owner looking for a resource on cat food and nutrition, this is the book for you! Easy to read and comprehend and full of information, I highly recommend this book. It tells you what to look for when researching cat food and reading labels.

Healthy Cats, February 21, 2013 – Jennifer Cross

This is the first Jean Hofve book that I have read. Having an indoor only cat, who does restricted exercise, I was looking for a nutritional way to control my cats expanding girth without starving her. Marvellous. Full of excellent ideas on how to feed your cat, without succumbing to the mass marketing strategies of the pet food industry.

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