Feline Wellness

Does My Cat Need Supplements?

March 07, 2023

You likely supplement your diet with a vitamin or two, but did you know that you can also supplement your cat’s diet? 

While your cat should be getting essential nutrients directly from their food, supplements can address specific medical issues your cat struggles with. Supplements can help reach optimum health by improving their digestion, skin, and mood.

Most cats eat the same meal day after day. Ideally they are fed a high-quality brand that is specially formulated with vitamins and nutrients to help them stay healthy and strong. While you can offer them a variety of textures and flavors, supplements act as added nutrition and can be used to correct deficiencies, ensuring your cat gets a well-balanced diet. They also come in treat form so your furry friend will enjoy eating them!

Omega 3 fish oil is a powerful additive. It is commonly given to improve cats’ skin and coat and can also decrease inflammation and improve joint and organ function. They can even help slow down the aging process! Sign me up.

To help a cat struggling with tummy troubles, you can offer them a probiotic with digestive enzymes. Stress, medication, and an unhealthy diet can upset their digestive systems, leading to unpleasant symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, and gas. A probiotic supplement restores balance in the gastrointestinal tract by introducing healthy bacteria into the gut biome. It can also strengthen their immune system. Win-win!

If your cat is anxious or easily stressed, you can offer them calming supplements. Chamomile and valerian root are flowering plants that can mellow out your cat, allowing them to relax and sleep more easily while contributing to their improved health and well-being.

Be sure to talk to your veterinarian about what supplements would be most beneficial to your cat. They can help identify if any vital nutrients are missing from your cat’s diet and determine the best supplement for them. 

Here’s to longer, healthier lives!
Love, Nala