More and more pet owners are wondering about feline health supplements. Are they really necessary and if so, how do they help maintain health and fight disease? Which ingredients should you look for in a good supplement? Read this article and you will get answers to your questions.
First let me share two stories about two different cats:
When I first bought supplements for my cat five years ago, some of my friends thought I was crazy. At the time, my cat was fighting cancer and I wanted to do everything in my power to help her beat this disease. Fortunately, with supplements and radiation treatment she did get better and lived out the rest of her years in good health, especially for a cat that was seventeen years old. It made me feel good that she was able to live the last years of her life without suffering or pain.
Today, I give the same feline health supplements to my new cat, not because she’s sick, but to maintain her good health. What’s ironic about all this is that those same people who were horrified that I was spending money buying vitamins for my cat are now doing the same for their pets.
Like us, cats are exposed to pollution and chemicals in the environment that can compromise their immune system, leaving them open to infection and disease. Add to this the fact that food is just not as healthy as it used to be and you can see the value of pet supplements. Although cats don’t live as long as we do, like us, they deserve to have good quality of life.
So now your next question is probably if I buy supplements for my cat, what will they do? The best supplements help build immunity by fighting free radicals and soothing away inflammation, two culprits that are believed to be the cause of most disease. In addition, the supplement will help the body dispose of toxins that are stored in the organs and tissues and build up over time.
Of course, there are many supplements on the market, but some are definitely better than others. So how do pick a good one? Over the years, I’ve used the following checklist:
1. Look for a manufacturer that has been in business for at least five years.
2. Make sure the manufacturer believes in their product enough to offer a money back guarantee.
3. Look for proven ingredients like Astragalus, Cat’s Claw, Mistletoe and Milk Thistle. These ingredients detoxify the liver, fortify the immune system, normalize blood pressure, soothe away inflammation and destroy free radicals.
Although it may seem odd at first to give vitamins to your pet, know that these are the same ingredients that your pet would look for if it were free to roam the wild outdoors and chew on medicinal plants. In fact, these ingredients make for the most effective feline health supplements available today. Best of all, they are not expensive.
In addition to giving your cat supplements, it is also a good idea to feed your cat healthy food that is made from real meat or fish, vegetables and whole grains. Stay away from processed cat food that contains meat byproducts, fillers and chemicals. This is junk food for pets.
Always make sure that your cat is well-hydrated by making sure its bowl is full of fresh clean water. To filter out the chemicals in city water, use a tap filter. Giving your cat healthy food, clean water and daily supplements are the best way to fight off disease and ensure that your cat lives a long, healthy and happy life.