Just like humans, cats can benefit from a multi-vitamin. In combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise, a daily multivitamin can help your cat live a longer and healthier life. Even if your cat is generally healthy and served quality cat food, multivitamins ensure that your cat is getting all its essential nutrients.
In addition, some health concerns limit your cat's ability to extract vitamins from food, in which case a balanced multivitamin supplement may be necessary. Supplements help to address vitamin and mineral deficiencies, while also promoting overall health. A good multivitamin should contain:
Some supplements also contain probiotics to improve digestive health.
Vitamin deficiencies can have serious health impacts on your cat. Look for the following signs of deficiency so that you can ensure your cat is receiving a balanced diet and all the necessary vitamins:
As you can see, deficiencies in the main vitamin groups can bring serious health concerns. If you notice any of the above signs, consult with a veterinarian immediately.