FAQs About Cats

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  • Why is there no mouse-flavoured food?

    Everyone knows that cats in the wild mostly prey on mice and small birds. But it's not – as many people imagine – the taste that makes a mouse so attractive for a cat. Quite simply, mice fit into the cat's preying pattern: they are small, move a lot and awaken its hunting instinct. For this reason, mouse-flavoured cat food would make little sense.

  • Why does the information on the packaging sometimes differ to that given on the website?

    We may occasionally change the recipe of our products for example, to comply with legally prescribed changes, or to make the food even more tasty for the animals. Such changes in composition naturally mean that the packaging in question needs to be revised. It can also be the case that new provisions in the laws governing pet food apply only to the food declaration, while the recipe remains unchanged. The product packaging will be changed in this case too.

    While we are able to update online information very quickly, including changing pictures where necessary, it takes longer with retail stores, and for a time, you will often find both the old and new recipes, as well as the old and new packaging, available in stores.

  • Why does the food contain plant-based ingredients? After all, cats are meat eaters.

    Yes, cats are carnivorous, but that doesn't mean that they only eat meat! Wild cats, for example, also seek out grasses and herbs. In addition, they also eat parts of the content of the stomach and intestines of the animals they prey on. Owners of outdoor cats are sure to have noticed that their pet only leaves the bitter gall bladder of a mouse behind. 

    In modern, balanced cat food, therefore, easily digestible vegetable ingredients are added to the food from the start. These provide a range of vitamins, carbohydrates and plant fibre, among other things.

  • My cat has suddenly started to go to the toilet in the house. What should I do?

    Cats are animals and will only reluctantly change their engrained habits. Should a change be unavoidable, however – such as when you buy a new piece of furniture or even move house – some cats will react by altering their regular cleanliness regime. This behaviour is often referred to as "protest peeing".

    You can try using little tricks to make the change easier for the cat, for example by placing its favourite blanket on the new sofa. Another possibility is to put the litter tray "at the scene of the crime", for example if your cat is repeatedly targeting a certain spot on the carpet. You can then gradually move the tray a little, until it's placed where it actually should be.

    Generally speaking, the cat's regular cleanliness will return after a little time. If in doubt, however, you should consult with a vet in order to rule out any health-related cause for the incontinence.

  • My cat has suddenly gone off its favourite food. Why?

    Cats are known for having distinct personalities and a strong character. For us as humans, it's not always possible to understand the decisions they take, but once they've set their minds on something, it's very difficult for anyone to persuade them to do something else.

    It's the same with food: some cats love variety – demand it even – while others will happily eat the same food for months and even years before suddenly refusing it. In most cases, the cause will not be a change in the recipe of the food, but merely the mood the cat is in. 

    Your cat wants something different – and you can provide it. Of course, the emphasis always has to be on providing a balanced diet. For example, if your cat chooses to eat only fillet of chicken breast, you should not give in to its wishes.

  • My cat is overweight, what should I do?

    Obesity in cats is often caused by consuming too many calories and a lack of exercise. There are also differences, however, in individual metabolisms, meaning that one cat may remain thinner than another, even when they are fed the same amount of food. In some cases, illness may be the cause. If in doubt, we advise you to first consult your vet.

    In most cases, however, all that is needed to achieve its ideal weight is to change your cat’s diet. Low-calorie foods are particularly suitable for this. You should also play with your pet more often.

    If your cat cannot do any more exercise due to illness or age, ask your vet to suggest a tailored combination of diet and gentle exercise for it.