If you like to take care of your cat in a most holistic way, making your own cat food is one way to ensure that your cat gets the right food and nutrients that it needs. However, it is important to realize what your cat's food should actually contain. Here are four things you need to add to your cat's food.
Taurine is one of the most essential elements that your cat's food should contain. Taurine is an organic compound that is primarily found in cat's tissues and plays an important role in many internal body functions. If your cat does not get enough taurine in their diet, they will eventually start to develop both eye and heart conditions that can turn really serious the longer their bodies don't get enough taurine.
Just like humans, cats need calcium in order to keep their bones strong. Without a steady supply of calcium in their diets, cat's bones can be quickly affected. Their pelvic bones and their lumbar vertebrae become particularly vulnerable when they don't get enough calcium and can be subject to collapsing and becoming deformed. It can also make the rest of their bones more vulnerable to breaking and becoming damaged.
Cats only source of Vitamin A is from food as their bodies do not produce it naturally. It is important to note that cats need straight-up Vitamin A, not Vitamin A from beta carotene. There are only a few foods that have straight-up Vitamin A inside of them, such as egg yolks as well as liver. That means that you need to use these ingredients in your cat's food or you need to add a supplement of Vitamin A to your cat's food.
Vitamin B1 & B3
Finally, your cat needs B1 and B3 in their diets. These vitamins are also known as niacin and thiamin. Both of these B vitamins play an important role in your cat's diet. Thiamin helps protect against blindness and helps protect your cat's heart. Thiamin also helps keep your cat's neurological system working effectively.
Niacin helps your cat keep their body weight and is vitally important to your cat's diet as they can't make it naturally.
It is important to note that the cooking process, such as pureeing, grinding, and cooking foods, cause the above vitamins and nutrients to degrade even if they are naturally present in the food you are making your cat. That is why it is important to supplement the four vitamins and nutrients listed above at the end of the cooking process to ensure that they get these important vitamins and nutrients. Be sure to talk with your veterinarian about the food you are providing your cat to make sure that you cat is getting everything it specifically needs to thrive.Share
28 March 2017
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