Animals have unique physiological structures, and therefore they need specific food and nutrients to remain in optimal health. No longer considered just animals, household pets are family members who require special attention. Filling the need, the pet food industry has grown tremendously over the years.
Cats have been domesticated since early times, essentially to catch rats and mice. Today, they are mainly household pets that, like dogs, require special attention when it comes to their nutrition and care. Cats are carnivorous. But unlike dogs that can eat some plant-based foods, cats need animal protein to survive. Amino acids like taurine and arginine are important to a cat’s health,4-7 and without them cats could die. Taurine, for one, is a must for heart, kidney, and eye health.8-11 Arginine detoxifies ammonia in cats’ kidneys and is also important for heart and pancreatic function and keeping the gut healthy.12-15 The essential fatty acid, arachidonic acid, is another must for cats; it is used in every cell in the body.16 And, just like humans, they need B vitamins to support their cardiovascular system.17 Cats also have problems metabolizing certain amino acids from other nutrients, like the conversion of niacin to tryptophan, or vitamin A from beta carotene. For that reason cats have more stringent nutritional requirements than omnivores such as dogs and humans.18
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (~1.135 grams) Servings Per Container: ~88
Amount per serving
Vitamin E (succinate)
Green Tea Extract [std. for 20% polyphenols (200 mcg)]
Labiatae Extract (from rosemary, thyme and sage)
B1 (thiamin HCl)
B-5 (pantothenic acid)
B-6 (pyridoxine HCl)
Essential Fatty Acid
Arachidonic Acid (from freeze-dried egg yolk)
Protein synthesis and Water Balance
Betaine (TMG) (from sugar beets)
Biomate®2 LS-20 probiotic concentrate (Lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus fermentum, lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus faecium providing 1.5 million active organisms at time of manufacture)
Contains no: fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish lobster, crab, shrimp), tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO artificial sweeteners or colors.
Directions: For cats weighing six to nine pounds, mix two scoops a day into your pet’s food. Adjust amount according to weight. Please refrigerate.
Caution: These products are not meant to replace veterinary care and are not intended to be a substitute for a proper diet. Any animal not responding to nutritional therapy should be seen by a licensed, competent veterinarian. Always inform your veterinarian if your animal is taking a supplement.
1 - Betatene® is a registered trademark of Cognis Nutrition and Health.
2 - Biomate® is a registered trademark of Chr Hansen BioSystems.
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