You know your cat needs a healthy diet to live a long and happy life, and you probably make a point of feeding her the best quality food available. However, that food may not be enough to keep her in peak condition. Many cats achieve better health when given a daily supplement to improve their nutrient intake. Learn more about when cats benefit most from supplements and which ones are most useful in our post below.
Your cat might benefit from a daily supplement if:
1. She Has a Specific Health Issue
If your cat has health problems like digestive issues or joint pain, she may benefit from targeted supplements that relieve symptoms in those areas. Always ask your vet for advice before using supplements to treat any diagnosed health condition in your cat.
2. She’s Getting Older
Like humans, cats naturally slow down over time. Supplements can help their bodies keep up with their needs by increasing their intake of key nutrients right when they need them most.
3. You Want to Keep Her in Optimal Health
Supplements can also be used to improve nutrient intake in young and healthy cats. Many health problems only crop up after years of nutrient deficiencies that cause damage to build up slowly over time. Beginning supplement use while your cat is young can help to prevent this damage from happening and keep her happy and fit for longer.
Which Supplements Should I Try?
If you’re eager to see how your cat responds to supplements, you can try feeding her some. The following products are some of our most popular supplements, and at least one of them is sure to work well for your cat.
Fish oil is an excellent addition to any cat’s diet. Packed with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, it can help with skin, joint, and heart health and promotes a thick, shiny coat. Add one or two pumps of oil onto your cat’s food each day and watch the nutrients take effect. If your cat resists consuming the oil, start her off with a half-sister portion and gradually work your way up to larger amounts.
If your cat has had trouble absorbing all of the nutritional content of her food, a digestive supplement may be useful. These Naturvet chews contain a combination of alpha-amylase, protease, lipase, and cellulase to help your cat better digest all the nutrients in her diet. Offer your cat two chews per day alongside her regular meals.
Antioxidant supplements like this booster from Baie Life help keep your cat’s immune system strong and slow the signs of aging. Sprinkle some of the powder onto your cat’s food and mix it in before serving. The supplement is made from real dried berries, so it’s all-natural and tastes great.
It can be very stressful to have a cat with a chronic hairball problem, and the constant retching that is needed to bring up each ball isn’t good for your cat either. These hairball soft chews stimulate your cat’s digestive tract to prevent fur and other debris from accumulating there.
Give your cat two chews per day on a regular basis to start seeing results, but be wary of the extra fiber content – make sure she drinks extra water to balance it out.
Protect Your Cat’s Health with Premium Supplements
You only want the best for your feline friend. At For Your Fur Kids, our goal is to bring you the products you need to make this happen. Come visit our Windsor location and talk to us about your cat’s needs. We’re sure to have a supplement in stock that can help you give her the boost she needs to thrive.