In addition to helping deter hip dysplasia and joint inflammation and fighting cancer in cats vitamin C is also recommended and has been used for protection against heart disease and respiratory issues. Some veterinarians feel that dogs and cats are unable to produce such high levels on their own no matter their age. In May 2015 the University of Edinburgh vet school announced the results of a study showing that seriously ill cats with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood were more likely to be alive one month later than cats with low Vitamin D levels.
The most common sources of Vitamin A are liver fish liver oil and egg yolks. Most species in the animal kingdom will produce their own vitamin C in their bodies as an essential hormone. This makes sense since the natural diet of a cat would not include vitamin C intake or at least not in large quantities.
Everyone knows to take vitamin C for overall health and well being. A few readers commented on one of the articles I published last week on Vitamin C as a supplement. Without the Vitamin C wed die.
An all-too-common gynecological disorder characterized by a fishy-smelling watery-gray discharge. It may be however that at certain times vitamin C could be conditionally essential for a cat such as during times of extreme stress or illness. They had been told that Dogs and Cats DONT need additional Vitamin C or that the Vitamin C was harming their pet.
As the body is subjected to more and more stress the more it needs help with vitamin C supplementation to restore the balance. Felines also require water-soluble vitamins from the Vitamin B family. According to the Cornell Book of Cats unless there is a high metabolic need or inadequate synthesis then supplements of vitamin C are not necessary.
These should always be found in a cats food.