Cats are amiable and are good pets to have around. They are like small children, they understand punishment and when hungry, meaaow is all you hear. Just like children cry when hungry. They are source of consolation for many and it breaks my heart when I see and emaciated, malnutrition cat.
We all want to provide a healthy diet for our cats, one that contains all the nutrients necessary for your pet’s ultimate health. However, if you feed your cat normal cat food and is still in good health, there is no need for adding supplements. But if she has health issues that require supplements, consult your vet. You will get advice on the type of supplements you should administer and he will help you account for their efficiency.
The pet supplement industry is relaxed and has not been put in check. This has led to unsafe supplements being released to the market, which endangers the cats, horses and dogs. For instance, garlic can cause hemolytic anemia in cats but there are numerous garlic dietary supplements for cats in the market. Small amounts might not be hazardous, but health benefits are questionable and your money is better spent on premium cat food. Most cats live long healthy lives even in the absence of supplements, but there are instances that supplements can be beneficial to your cat’s wellbeing.
Your pet could be ailing from conditions like dermatitis or gastrointestinal problems. Dietary supplements can be used to treat these conditions; they include essential digestive enzymes, fatty acids and supplements. For cats with allergic dermatitis, veterinarians recommend fish oil. It is the most suitable prescription as it contains essential fatty acids. Besides, Omega 3 fatty acids boost health in pets, including food allergies, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, dermatitis and arthritis.
Weight loss and chronic gastrointestinal are conditions that are common to cats. The conditions can be alleviated using probiotics and digestive enzymes. Probiotics are dietary supplements containing live microorganisms that benefit the host by improving its intestinal microbial balance. For instance a cat suffering from diarrhea can be treated using probiotics.
Digestive irregularities, bowel diseases, chronic diarrhea and other digestive complications are increasingly becoming common. Veterinarians are highly recommending digestive enzymes for these conditions, most enzymes promise to guarantee complete digestion and some claim to eradicate toxins. However, ensure that you consult your vat before administering any enzymes. He will advise you on the reputable brands and monitor your cat to check on the progress.
All this can be avoided if you feed your cat with high quality cat food. With this, you will avoid bills on additional vitamins supplements. There is risen concern for vitamin toxins with fat soluble vitamins particularly vitamin A and D which are harbored in the body. It is therefore important that you take note of the dosage, stick to the instructions. Moreover avoid administering huge amounts of different supplements together unless instructed otherwise.
If you opt feeding your cat on a homemade diet, or on a diet that comprises of table scraps, you should also feed her on high quality mineral or vitamin supplement. The supplements are also necessary when the cat is ill or when she has poor appetite. The minerals will serve as source of nourishment since she is not receiving it from her daily food.
Feeding your cat on a raw diet also require that raw food supplements which ensure that the diet is balanced and complete. There lots of raw food choices in the market, most are easily combined with steak and others recommend the addition of fruit or vegetables including broccoli, cooked green beans, bananas or pumpkins. While some supplements treat conditions in your cat, others do more harm than good. Some think that human supplements will also be beneficial to cats, but this is not the case. Always administer cat supplements and do not have this notion, that the supplement you are taking will provide the same benefits to your pet. As the cat ages, it could develop crippling effects of osteoarthritis, chondroitin and Glucosamine are the safest and best treatments for this condition. They have little or no side effects; however, you should consult your vet who will prescribe the proper dosage.