What food supplements should I choose for my cat?

Formula for kittens and adults

If you have taken in an abandoned kitten or a kitten whose mother does not produce enough milk, it is essential to give her formula to complement or replace her mother’s milk, using an adapted bottle. This substitute milk will provide him with the proteins, minerals and vitamins he needs. Keep in mind that a milk deficiency is the main cause of mortality in kittens.

In addition, reconstituted milk prevents the formation of urinary stones in adulthood, plays an important nutritional role in nursing cats and replenishes the diet of sick, old and stressed cats. Remember that the milk we consume is contraindicated for your pet, regardless of its age.

Taurine, a cat’s best ally

Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats. Necessary for the proper functioning of many of the feline’s organs, it is manufactured in insufficient quantities by its liver and it is impossible for it to synthesize it. Nevertheless, this molecule naturally present in the meat has many very important properties for the animal. It contributes to the absorption of lipids and acts as an antioxidant.

A taurine deficiency in cats can lead to irreversible damage to eyesight, reproductive disorders, cardiovascular disease and serious and irreversible abnormalities in the development of the fetus. Cats accustomed to industrial kibbles, containing little meat or low-quality meat, are overexposed to such risks. This is why it is essential to enrich their diet with taurine food supplements such as multivitamin pastes or tablets. On the other hand, the premium and super premium cat kibble ranges are generally sufficiently rich in taurine.

For senior cats

From the age of 7 or 8 years old, the cat generally sees its digestive tract, liver and kidneys functioning less well. As it gets older, its energy needs decrease by about 20% compared to those of an adult cat while its vitamin needs increase. In addition, an over-consumption of proteins can lead to premature wear and tear of the kidneys and an excess of minerals, which can lead to the appearance of urinary stones. It is therefore imperative to modify your cat’s dietary balance with the help of a veterinarian. Your veterinarian will also be able to direct you towards dietary supplements intended, as the case may be, to support his kidney function, facilitate digestion or protect his joints.

Other uses

Some food supplements aim to stop the loss of hair of your small fawn and to make them soft and shiny. Others offer fitness cures for convalescent cats, remedies against stress or overweight cats. For almost all the problems your cat encounters, there is a suitable food supplement available. But always remember to seek the advice of a veterinarian.