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Dietary Supplementation

with some product examples

• DRY FOOD HURTS CATS •

(High Carb/Chem, Artificial Ingredients, No Moisture)

• Dry Food Now = Bad Health, Suffering and Vet Bills Later •

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veterinarypartner.vin.com

For veterinarians, by veterinarians – VIN unites more than 67,000 veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary industry partners in a truly interactive worldwide online community. VIN extends its commitment to the well-being of companion animals by providing the finest in online pet health information and resources in its client education website.

vcahospitals.com

VCA has over 1,000 neighborhood hospitals and over 6,000 Veterinarians. At VCA, your pet’s health is our top priority, and excellent service to you is our goal. We’re a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Our technicians and support team members are all animal lovers who treat pets with the compassion and respect that they deserve.

vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/

For more than 100 years, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has been improving animal, human, and environmental health through teaching, research, veterinary care, service, and outreach. Pet Talk is a service of the CVM.

catfriendly.com

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are trusted leaders in feline health and welfare for the veterinary community and cat caregivers. They support their members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine.

The AAFP created Cat Friendly Homes to help you learn more about your cat’s natural behaviors, the importance of routine veterinary care, and providing care of your cat, as well as answer many common questions.

allaboutcats.com

All About Cats’ expert-written, expert-reviewed guides bring you the facts on cat products, behavior, health, and more. Whether you want to choose the best food or find out why your cat wakes you up in the middle of the night, we’re here to arm you with the knowledge you need. Our editorial team is made of dedicated cat lovers and experts, including over a dozen veterinarians, a cat behavior specialist, and several seasoned pet writers.

icatcare.org

International Cat Care is a charity founded in 1958 by a small group of very passionate cat lovers, who were compelled to do something about the dismal lack of information about cat health and welfare. Over 60 years later, we are still working hard to improve the health and wellbeing of all cats everywhere, working towards a world where each cat’s life experience will be as good as it can be.

pethealthnetwork.com

Pet Health Network is for pets and their people. We’re dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members enjoy the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible.

dacvb.org

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorist is the certifying board for veterinarians who are specialty trained to advance the behavioral health of animals through clinical practice, research, and science-based behavior education.

Veterinary behaviorists are trained to address the relationships between an animal’s health, environment, experiences and its behavior.

They have extensive knowledge of psychotropic medications, their uses, potential side effects and interactions with other medications, and are licensed to prescribe them when indicated.

avma.org

The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 97,000 members, they protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

 capcvet.org

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat parasites present to pets and family members. By generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections, CAPC works to educate pet owners and veterinary professionals.See disclaimer above.

apcc

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) Animal Poison Control Center® (APCC®) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.  

If you suspect your pet has eaten toxic foods, household products, human medications and/or cosmetics or toxic plants & flowers please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

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CatHealth.com includes veterinarian-written, veterinarian-approved articles for your cat.

cattime.com

Cattime’s mission is to keep pets out of shelters and get them adopted to good homes by providing novice and experienced owners alike with the important information needed to make them, and their pets, very happy and healthy.

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Information is presented here purely as a service to cat caregivers to enable people to find reliable information in addition to current news articles.

Mary knows everything there is to know about the physiology of dogs and cats. For over 40 years she has studied and observed almost every single wild cat on the planet and knows the anatomy and physiology of wolves, all wild cats, and all domestic dogs and cats as well.

Mary is a Certified Pet Nutritionist – she became certified in the early 1990’s.

She is also a Certified Homeopath — a pet expert knowledgeable in proper, complete raw food feeding of both dogs and cats. She knows how to raise animals/pets Naturally without horrible vaccines; toxic heart worm pills; chemical flea, tick & mosquito products or de-wormers.

Madeleine’s training as a homeopath was with the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy in Victoria, Australia. She graduated with a Diploma in Homoeopathy in 2000. This was the highest level of training at the time.

She has  been in full time practice ever since, as a consultant homoeopath. She treats both people and other animals, as “we are really all the same. We just look a bit different. And speak different languages.”

Madeleine has also authored an important book for cat-caregivers. “Naturally Healthy Cats – Complete Health for Your Cat“. Madeleine’s website is Natural Cat Health .com

And there are hundreds of links to News Articles about cats on this website too!

Your Cats Need Supplements Too!

Most commercial cat foods today are Colossal Failures lacking nutritional value: Supplementing your cat’s diet makes sense.

Professional Articles

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News Articles

Taurine

Taurine is a nutrient found in raw meat, AND it should still be supplemented

One nutrient necessary to a cat’s daily diet is taurine. Cats need taurine in their diet as they are unable produce sufficient amounts naturally. Taurine is primarily found in animal muscle meat. 

“Cats are a particular challenge because they cannot produce certain proteins such as taurine themselves. They instead have to absorb it from their food, with beef, chicken and fish being particularly rich sources. Cats that don’t have enough taurine are at risk of developing a potentially fatal condition called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)” – the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

“In cats with DCM, the heart muscle becomes very thin and weak, preventing them from pumping blood and supplying oxygen to the body normally. This is a fatal disease if not corrected early on.” – ASPCA

“Taurine deficiency in cats causes a host of metabolic and clinical problems, including feline central retinal degeneration and blindness, deafness, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, inadequate immune response, poor neonatal growth, reproductive failure, and congenital defects. Found abundantly in many fish, birds, and small rodents, taurine is either absent or present only in trace amounts in plants.”Your Cat’s Nutritional Needs, published by the National Research Council of the National Academies, pg2

Jasmin Bedria Discusses Taurine…

Jasmin Bedria from CatLadyFitness.com presents a trilogy of videos regarding taurine. I have put them into a convenient playlist is for you here.

Although Jasmin Bedria is not a licensed veterinarian or a veterinary medical professional of any kind, she’s a premier independent researcher in cat nutrition, care and health information. I fully endorse her work. – Doug Hines

Examples of Supplements Available Today

Fortunately, there are various dietary supplements available prepackaged to simply add to cat food

(I don’t make money from presenting these products. I show this information to

hopefully support your cat’s wellbeing. – Doug Hines, publisher CatNewsHeadlines.com)

Feline Nutritional Supplement

Cats have special needs, especially when it comes to the nutrients that are essential to keeping them healthy—and it doesn’t stop at their food. But now you can eliminate the guesswork with this complete supplement loaded with all the key amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your pal needs to look and feel his best—like arginine for optimum kidney health, taurine for a healthy vision and heart, probiotics for sound digestion, B vitamins for energy and lots more. Plus, it’s easy to mix into your pal’s favorite wet chow, for a daily boost in well-being he won’t turn down.

Key Benefits

  • Complete nutritional powder supplement for cats with essential nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Essential amino acids arginine and taurine support healthy eyes, a healthy heart and normal kidney function.
  • Loaded with probiotics to support a healthy immune system and sound digestion.
  • Powerful antioxidant protection from alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C and green tea extract.
  • Easy to give by mixing into wet food so you can give your pal a boost of nutrition with every meal.
 

Ingredients

Egg Yolk Powder, Taurine, L-Arginine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Betaine Anhydrous, Ascorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate, Rosemary Extract, Sage Extract, Thyme Extract, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine HCL, Thiamine HCL, Green Tea Extract, Riboflavin, Betatene [Beta-Carotene With Mixed Carotenoids (Alpha-Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin)], Folic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Probiotics (L. Acidophilus, L. Plantarum, B. Bifidum, B. Lactis), Methylcobalamin

Feline Nutritional Supplement

This groundbreaking formula contains 14 different health and digestive ingredients designed to optimize your cat’s body — including 2 billion CFUs of “cat friendly” probiotics — in one ultra-powerful formula. This gives your cat a major digestive boost, and keeps their health covered from nose to tail — no matter what their breed, size, or age. It will help them enjoy:

Key Benefits

  • Easier digestion and more consistent “poops”
  • Reduced bad breath and healthier teeth
  • Healthy balanced energy
  • Less anxiety and nervousness
  • Stronger immune system function
  • Increased nutrient absorption for increased longevity
 

Ingredients

Bovine Bone Broth, Probiotic-Enzyme Blend (Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Hemicellulase, Lipase, Papain, Bromelain, Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidibacterium lactis/longum, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Fructooligosaccharides), Acacia Gum Fiber, Champignon Mushroom Extract, Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) Thallus Powder (Organic).

Feline Nutritional Supplement

Developed by Dr. Gary Richter, this formula combines powerful probiotics with easily-absorbed vitamins, antioxidants, and digestive enzymes. By helping maintain a balance between ‘good’ bacteria and ‘bad’ bacteria, Nutra Thrive supports healthy digestion and higher energy levels — so your cat can live a long, happy life.

Ingredients
 
  • Super Feline Blend (400mg): Fish oil powder, Engevita® GSH glutathione inactive yeast, Beef liver, Chicken collagen
  • Probiotic & Enzyme Blend (250mg): (Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei & Lactobacillus plantarum) (1 billion CFU), Papain, Protease, Amylase, Lipase
  • Superfoods Blend (210mg): Aquamin plant sea minerals, Chlorella, Mushroom blend (reishi, shiitake, mistake), Organic carrot, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), Spirulina
  • Vitamin and Mineral Blend (60mg): Microcrystalline calcium hydroxyapatite, Ascorbic acid, Magnesium lysine glycerinate chelate, Zinc bisglycinate chelate, Pyridoxal-5-phosphate, Inositol hexanicotinate, D-calcium pantothenate, Biotin, Cholecalciferol, Riboflavin & riboflavin 5-phosphate, Thiamine HCL, Selenium-L-methionine, Methylcobalamin, Chromium complex with Phyllanthus embolic fruit and purified shilajit (Crominex® 3+), Folate (Quatrefolic)
  • Taurine, L-Arginine, L-Methionine (35mg)
  • Calcium fructoborate (FruiteX-B®) (25mg)
  • Other Ingredients: Natural chicken flavor, silica, natural mixed tocopherols (a preservative)

Feline Nutritional Supplement

Boost your cat’s digestive health, immunity and overall wellness with our full spectrum probiotic and prebiotic blend.

  • Helps maintain normal digestive and immune functions for a healthy cat
  • Contains 20 billion CFUs & 4 full spectrum probiotic strains per serving
  • With prebiotic fiber for added beneficial bacteria development
  • Made with human grade ingredients at FDA registered facilities under GMP guidelines, each batch independently tested for product integrity
  • Expertly formulated by our veterinary nutrition and microbiology team
 

Ingredients

  • Probiotic Blend: Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Prebiotic: Fructooligosaccharide (FOS)
  • Other ingredients: Maltodextrin

Note: Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that improve digestive health, strengthen the immune system and increase energy.

Harvard Medical School says, “Potential benefits of probiotics have been seen in the treatment or prevention of diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections and recurrence of bladder cancer.”