Taurine for Cats

“What is the importance of taurine for cats”?

Taurine is an essential amino acid that is critical for normal heart, vision, and reproductive function in cats.

Cat’s must get their daily supply of taurine from foods rich is sulfur-containing amino acids as they are unable to manufacture taurine from other amino acids in the body like most animals can. Supplying this is not as simple as it seems unless the foods you are providing shellfish (clams, scallops, krill, shrimp), fish (sardines, salmon), or meat of any kind.

Simply stated, most commercial diets contain high levels of carbohydrates and do not contain adequate levels of taurine. All commercial foods are cooked at high temperatures, which destroys over 50% of the available taurine. Raw or homemade diets, unless carefully formulated and prepared, almost always need to be supplemented, as they are usually deficient in taurine as well.

Regardless of the dietary choices you make, all cat owners and breeders should have their cat’s taurine levels tested. Adjusting taurine levels is as easy as supplementing with a good nutritional choice.

My Feline Fitness & Health supplement is a highly concentration nutritional powder that is scientifically formulated with taurine and other carefully selected ingredients to provide a balanced blend of nutrients that support optimum health for your cat. This supplement provides proactive nutritional support for healthy eye, heart, and brain function as well as joint mobility, digestive balance, and overall health.

The combination of the right nutrients will keep your best friend around longer – Feline Fitness & Health offers the ability to enhance the daily diet of your cat, helping them live a longer and healthier life.

                                                                                                                                                                                          – W. M. Barnett, DVM