Product Spotlight! E3 Feline – Superfood for Cats

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E3 Feline – a wild harvested nutrient dense superfood

Superior Nutrition for Kittens & Adult Cats!

Optimal nutrition is a key element in the health of your cat and may encourage shiny lustrous coat, healthy skin, strengthened immune system and more.  Unfortunately, our cats may not get these important nutrients from the foods we feed them.  Even the best diets may not provide your cat the pure high quality nutrition found in E3 Feline.

E3 Feline is 100% Certified Organic AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), a wild harvested nutrient dense aquabotanical (edible microalgae).  By adding E3 Feline to your cat’s daily diet, your cat may receive gram for gram one of the highest protein and trace mineral concentrations of any natural food.  E3 Feline is easily absorbed and may support coat, joints, and general health by providing over 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids.  No additives, no pesticides and no preservatives.

The nutrients contained in E3 Feline may support:

  • Strengthened immune system and act as an anti-inflammatory
  • Enhanced energy, vitality and endurance – great for older cats!
  • Improved attention, alertness and brain function
  • Healthier skin conditions and a lustrous coat

E3 Feline is available in Fresh Frozen or easy to use Powder.  E3 Feline AFA Fresh Frozen Superfood is a liquid – the most potent and powerful form of AFA.  E3Live is the only company to offer AFA in this fresh frozen form for pets!

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Feeding your Feline

Feline nutrition is a very misunderstood topic that has led to health problems in millions of pets. Cats are obligate carnivores. Their nutritional needs are stricter than with a dog or other domestic pet. They must eat a meat based diet to not only thrive but simply stay alive. Cats have certain dietary nutritional needs that can only be met through consuming meat. Unfortunately since corn, soy and other fillers are cheaper than meat they are added into commercial cat foods to increase profit margins.  The price is our cat’s health.

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Feeding a grain free kibble is a step in the right direction for improving the health of your animal. Since cats have a low thirst drive, feeding a wet food will help keep their bodies hydrated. Another option is raw feeding your cats. Like dog owners, cat owners are seeing dramatic results in raw fed pets. I know from personal experience that my barn cats are always extremely healthy. They are offered a small amount of grain free food but spend the majority of their day hunting mice and birds. Compared to my indoor kitty (who will not eat wet or raw food) they are much healthier. They are more active, their eyes are brighter and their coats shine beautifully.

There are a variety of supplements you can include in your cat’s diet. Most of them are enzymes or probiotics. While there are hundreds of products for dogs, cats seem to lack the wide variety that you see for our canine friends. If you have a multiple pet household it is also nice to find a product you can feed to different ages and types of animals.

E3 Feline is one of those products. It provides over 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. It provides nutrition to help with overall health and fill any missing nutrients in your pet’s diet. Adding extra nutrition can help to improve their skin and hair, provide more energy, and boost their immune system. E3 Feline is also a product that you can feed to your other pets!

Sometimes it’s a challenge getting cats to eat new additions to their diet. The easiest way to offer something new to your cat is to mix it with wet food or a favorite treat. Start off with small amounts and increase over time. Many cats actually love the flavor of E3 Feline – it tastes like eating grass. Do you have a favorite tip or trick for introducing new food to your kitty? Let us know in the comments below!

E3 Feline comes in Fresh-Frozen or convenient powder.

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Winter Care For Your Outdoor Cat

While many people prefer to keep their kitties inside to live, there are plenty that live outside part or full time. Living inside is much safer and warmer for a cat but not always an option. We have one that has never stepped outside as well as a barn cat. While the barn cat isn’t as tame as our indoor one I’m still always concerned about her winter care. Here are some tips to keep in mind for the colder months.

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Shelter – An outdoor cat should have access to some type of insulated shelter. You can use a small dog house or use cardboard boxes. If you use boxes put a smaller one inside a larger one and fill the space between them with straw to help insulate. Make sure it is in a draft free and dry location. Cats get cold and need a warm place to sleep during long cold days and nights. I find that my barn cat sleeps in the stacks of hay or straw.

Water – Keeping water from freezing can be a challenge. Even in my barn the water freezes so I make sure to replace it twice a day for our kitty to drink from. Animals should not be forced to rely on eating snow for their source of water. Cats that hunt or eat food will need less water but it should always be available.

Food – Cats need extra food in the winter to help stay warm. We feed outdoor cats all year (and yes they still hunt great!) but always increase it in the winter months. A lot of small critters they eat hibernate and aren’t out for as many hunting opportunities. My barn cat earns her keep hunting and keeping mice out of my grain but I never want her to lose weight during the cold months.

Make sure they are fixed – Spaying and neutering is important! You don’t want to find a new batch of kittens in the spring (and fall) each year. Overpopulation is a huge problem so do your part. When my barn kitty came home she was completely feral. We were able to get her spayed through a TNR (trap neuter release) program for only five dollars. They notched her ears to mark that she was fixed and she’s been a happy kitty since then.

Worming – You should worm your outdoor cat twice a year at least. Heading into winter is a great time to do this. It will help them maintain weight and reduce parasite numbers where they live. You can use standard or natural wormers, the choice is yours, but it’s a critical part of your pet’s health.

Do you have any tips for taking care of your outdoor animals during the winter?

~Jessica Wick

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Life Lessons From Your Cat

Not everyone is a cat person. It takes a special personality to be owned by a demanding four legged critter. They are more independent than dogs and claim everything in your home as theirs. Cats are amazing creatures though, and I’ve learned some valuable lessons from mine over the years.

Being Playful – Cats are incredibly curious and playful creatures. They will stalk and chase everything from a bug to a shadow on the wall. Laughing and having fun releases feel good endorphins to boost your mood. Join your cat for a game of chase-the-string when you come home from work. And don’t forget to find some fun activities of your own.

Showing your appreciation – Most cats are very affectionate. In return for your devoted care to them they shower you with rubs and purring. Some sit on your lap, others rub your ankles. No matter how your cat expresses it they show you appreciation for being a part of their life. Petting your cat can lower your stress and blood pressure levels, so indulge often. Also remember to take the lesson into your daily life. Don’t be too busy to appreciate what you have.

 Hey, Relax! – Cats are the masters of relaxation. A nice sunny or soft spot can give them hours of grooming and sleeping. While most of us can’t spend hours taking a nap, we can find more ways to relax. Stress isn’t good for your health and finding a hobby or taking a walk can help manage it. You may consider taking up yoga or meditation. Just keep in mind you can’t be as productive in your daily life if your stress levels are maxed out.

Stand your ground – Cats are territorial. They own their surroundings and do not like them to be changed or invaded. They also get very offended if you expect them to do something they don’t like or isn’t natural (bath anyone?). Take notes. While you can’t argue about everything in life you should always stand up for yourself and be clear with what is right and wrong for you. Don’t let people push you around to make themselves feel better.

Respect yourself – A cat spends a good portion of their time grooming themselves and seeing to their needs. In fact, many cats are simply selfish and we love them for it anyway. Just keep in mind you need to respect yourself; eat right, exercise, and make sure you are high on your own priority list. Being happy in life is priceless and respecting yourself is the key to that. When you respect yourself other people will notice and respect you in return.

What lessons have you learned from your feline friend?

~Jessica Wick

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