For our cat to enjoy an optimal level of health, it is essential to feed him in a balanced way, so that we provide all the essential minerals and vitamins that the animal needs.
Otherwise, the cat can suffer different pathologies associated with the deficiency of said vitamins and minerals. If you do not receive them through food, it will be necessary to give a vitamin complex, although always under supervision of the veterinarian, always avoiding doing it on your own.
THE MINERALS AND VITAMINS THAT CAN NOT BE MISSING IN THE DIET OF YOUR CAT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
- Vitamins A, D, E, and K: They belong to the group of so-called liposoluble, and just as they should not be lacking in the diet of the animal, we cannot exceed ourselves when supplying them, since unlike the vitamins mentioned below, they are eliminated by the urine, but accumulate in the body of the animal, so that pathologies associated with the accumulation of them can appear.
- Group B vitamins: They are essential to keep your immune system in perfect condition, especially the vitamins of group B1 (riboflamine and thiamine). The deficit of these can lead to deficiencies in their defenses, lack of reflexes or a general weakness, among other symptoms.
- Vitamin C: This vitamin participates in the synthesis of collagen, an essential fiber for keeping the cat’s tissues in perfect condition.
- Iron: The lack of this mineral can produce a great weakness.
- Calcium: It is recommended especially for pregnant and lactating cats. Its lack causes weakness in the bones.
- Sodium and potassium: If your cat suffers vomiting or diarrhea, you may need supplements of these minerals, which are essential to prevent the animal from getting dehydrated.