Vetri-Science Nu-Cat Senior Multi-Vitamin Cat ..
Unfortunately, many cat owners don not take into account that theheat used in processing cat food destroys many essential vitaminsrequiring their animals diet to be supplemented. In addition, duringthe shelf life of each food, there are more vitamins that are lost. Aseffective as liquid vitamins are, it is still important to consult withyour veterinarian regarding doses required and frequency of use sincean overdose is possible depending on the type of vitamin. Water-solublevitamins such as vitamin B, C, folic acid, niacin, biotin, choline andothers are considered to be less harmful as they will be excretedthrough their urine. Fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, K and E areproven to be harmful in excessive amounts.
Makondo Pets Multivitamins for Dogs and Cats - Ideal Senior Dog Vitamins with Calcium, Iron, Zinc and more Minerals plus Amino Acids - Nutritional Supplements for Puppies & Pregnant Dogs, 60 pet-tabs low-cost
Daily vitamins formulated specifically for senior cats, providing a full spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals. The added benefit of glucosamine provides extra joint support important in maintaining healthy joint function.Senior cat foods provide high-quality protein and many senior cat foods also contain added vitamin E to strengthen your pet’s natural defences. Importantly, they contain fewer calories, helping your pet to maintain their optimum body weight as their activity levels drop. This means your cat can continue to enjoy mealtimes to the full without compromising on the essentials.A good senior cat diet provides concentrated high quality protein, controlled levels of fat, and easy-to-digest carbohydrates for energy. Key minerals support ageing joints, and vitamins, along with proteins, help support the ageing immune system. Vitamin And MineralFormula Theway to ensure that your aging cats and dogs get optimum nutrition is to fortifytheir diet with Golden Age Formula, a high-quality vitamin and tracemineral powder supplement from Dr. Goodpet.GoldenAge does just what its name implies: It provides senior dogs and cats with important nutritional support tokeep them vital and healthy. It helpsmaintain healthy skin, coat, and bones, and provides nutritional support forthe immune system. It also helps correctnutritional deficiencies in the diet. Golden Agecontains the same high-quality vitamins and minerals used in humanproducts. What’s more, the formula ishypoallergenic. It contains NO yeast,beef, milk, wheat or harmful additives. Many animals are sensitive to these ingredients, used widely in pet food and supplements,and develop allergic reactions such as scratching, skin problems, anddiarrhea. GoldenAge contains high levels of antioxidant vitamins C and E, well known fortheir major protective properties. Theformula is also strengthened with over 70 naturally-chelated trace minerals forbetter digestion, repair of tissues, strong bones, teeth, claws, skin and haircoat. It is flavored with goat's milk whey,a taste animals love, and an additional source of protein. *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Ingredients: Glycerine, Dried Potato Product, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Flaxseed, Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Water, Natural Flavoring, Dried Shellfish Digest, Ferrous Sulfate, Tapioca Starch, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Sorbic Acid (a preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary, Vegetable Oil, Inositol, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Palmitate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Copper Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, and Folic Acid.
Feeding Directions: 2 soft chews per day.Recommending nutritional supplements can be a tricky business for veterinarians. I concentrate on getting my clients to feed their cats a high quality, nutritionally balanced food that is made from natural ingredients. This takes care of the nutritional needs of the vast majority of cats, and I worry that paying too much attention to supplements takes attention away from feeding felines a food that is nutritionally complete. There also hasn’t been a lot of good research into which nutritional supplements are effective or, at the very least, safe. What studies have been done tend to focus on dogs, and there is no guarantee that what works for one species will work for another. Many of my clients are starving (pun intended) for good information about how to provide optimal nutrition to their cats. Therefore, I was excited to run across two papers* investigating nutritional supplements that are potentially beneficial to older cats. The studies looked at 90 cats between the ages of 7 and 17 that were fed a nutritionally complete diet for the rest of their lives. Individuals in group one received no supplements. Cats in group two received additional vitamin E and beta-carotene (a type of vitamin A), and cats in group three received vitamin E, beta-carotene, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and a prebiotic (a non-digestible ingredient that supports the growth of “good” gastrointestinal microorganisms, in this case chicory root). After 7.5 years, the researchers evaluated a lot of data and found the following: These papers provide solid evidence that support the inclusion of extra vitamin E, beta-carotene, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and a prebiotic in the diets of middle aged to older cats. Realistically, I wonder how many cats would stand for the addition of all these supplements to their current diets. I think a more practical solution is to look for a high-quality senior cat food that has been formulated with this information in mind after these findings were published in 2006. Items to look for on a cat food’s ingredient list include vitamin E, vitamin A, carrots (a natural source of beta-carotene), flax seed or fish oil (to supply omega 3 fatty acids), animal-based sources of protein like eggs and chicken for omega 6 fatty acids, and a prebiotic like chicory root or beet pulp. Using the MyBowl tool is a simple way to compare diets if you think making a change could benefit your cat. Dr. Jennifer Coates Sources: Cupp C, Jean-Philippe C, Kerr W, et al. Effect of nutritional interventions on longevity of senior cats. Int J Appl Res Vet Med. 2006;4:34 Cupp CJ, Kerr W, Jean-Philippe C, et al. The role of nutritional interventions in the longevity and maintenance of long-term health in ageing cats. Int J Appl Res Vet Med. 2008;6:69–81 Image: by / via Flickr