Do you want your cat to be in the best health possible? Feeding and playing with your cat isn't always enough to keep it in purrfect condition, and if you want your kitty to have a long and healthy life you might need to add some cat supplements into its routine.
But what do you choose? There are plenty of options on the market, and your cat might not do well with all of them.
If you're unsure where to start, you're in the right place. Keep reading for some of the most popular kinds of cat nutrition supplements that can keep your kitty strong and happy.
If your cat eats relatively high-quality cat food, it's unlikely that it needs any supplemental vitamins or minerals. These foods are made with cat nutrition in mind and it should contain everything the cat needs to stay happy and healthy.
That said, if you know that your cat hasn't been acting right recently, talk to a vet about what might be amiss.
Cats can have deficiencies just like humans. While some of these may be fixed by adjusting their normal food, they may also need to take a daily vitamin. For example, they make iron supplements for cats that have anemia, though vitamin deficiencies are often a sign of a greater problem in your furry friends.
Probiotics are good for your digestion and overall gut health. They keep your body balanced with good bacteria that can help to keep the bad bacteria at bay. They do the same thing for your cat!
If you have a cat that always has a sour stomach, ask a vet if probiotics are right for you and your friend.
Some cats have sensitive stomachs and they need special high-quality food to get the appropriate nutrition. Other cats will have upset stomachs no matter what you feed them. For the latter group of cats, choosing a probiotic before making the jump to a handmade diet is a good choice.
Cat food does contain a lot of omega fatty acids. These fatty acids come from fish which is present in a lot of cat food, but it's also supplemented into the food itself.
It doesn't often contain enough omega-3 fatty acids though, which may make you want to supplement. These fatty acids are good for the cat's joint health, fur, and the brain. They can help with alertness and overall cognitive ability.
They're also good for your cat's heart health and they can help with any issues with high cholesterol.
Are Cat Supplements Right for Your Pet?
Not all cats require cat supplements, but if you're worried about the health of your cat, you might want to consider supplementing its diet with a few extra nutrients.
Always talk to a vet before adding anything new to your pet's diet.
If you're interested in keeping your cat shiny, soft, and groomed, make an appointment for professional grooming services.
Allison Johnson is the Owner and Founder of Trimmed Pets. Trimmed is an all women led and operated Mobile Grooming Business servicing the greater Portland Metro area in Oregon.