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8 Best Cat Vitamins And Supplements

When cats need vitamin supplement

Cats and other house pets, in general, do not require additional supplements if they are fed a nutritious diet. However, unless you feed them a raw or wet diet every day, which can be costly, it can be difficult for them to get all of the supplements they require. That is why you should consider vitamins and supplements for your cat.

They can range from omega fatty acids for joint health and a shiny coat to specific vitamins for issues your cat may be experiencing. Whatever your requirements are, there is a supplement that will meet them perfectly. That is why we decided to test a variety of supplements in order for you to find what you are looking for.

1. Nutri-Vet Multi-Vite Salmon Flavored Gel Multivitamin

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If this is your first foray into the world of pet supplements, this is an excellent all-arounder. It contains a variety of vitamins, including B12, B6, and B2, as well as vitamin C and omega fatty acids. And, as we all know, cats cannot produce their own B12, so keeping this specific vitamin in mind when selecting a supplement is always a good idea. It comes in gel form, and we had no trouble applying it to our cat’s paw so he could lick it off.

Some of our other kitties, who aren’t big fans of fish flavour, didn’t like the smell and refused to eat it no matter what. If your cat is particularly picky, it can also be mixed in with wet food.

2. Pet Naturals Daily Multi Cat Chews

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If you have a senior cat who is willing to eat a tablet, this is the supplement for him. It has a chewy texture, so it won’t bother cats with sensitive teeth. While it contains vitamins A, C, D, E, and B complex vitamins, it does little to mask the odour of the medicine.

While it is a much more affordable option than many others on this list, we were unable to get our kitty to eat it right out of our hands. While this may be a good option, it is dependent on your cat’s tolerance for chewy tablets.

3. Rx Vitamins Rx B12 Liquid Digestive Supplement

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If you are not looking for multivitamins and your veterinarian has prescribed B12 for your cat, this is an excellent option. While it is synthetic B12, it is an excellent way to support your cat’s digestive health. It comes in a dropper bottle, and we were able to easily incorporate it into her food. While it is on the pricier side, the small bottle will last you about 3 to 4 months, so the price is not as high as it appears at first glance.

It does, however, contain fructose, which may cause stomach problems in some kitties. Because of the natural flavourings, we were able to skip the whole adding the liquid into the food and our kitty took it directly.

4. VetriScience NuCat Senior Soft Chews Multivitamin

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If your kitty has been doing well for years and you are looking for something to help your kitty as it ages, this is a great option. It contains vitamins A, B12, and D, which are always beneficial. It comes in the form of a chewable tablet, so not every cat will enjoy it. The texture of the tablet was quite soft, so senior kitties with sensitive teeth should be fine, but they might not like the taste.

We discovered that the tablets are also quite large, which means that some of our cats would not even approach them, let alone eat them. However, if your cat is okay with eating tablets, this is an excellent choice for indoor cats.

5. NaturVet Kelp Help Plus Omegas Powder Supplement

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If your cat is a picky eater and you’ve noticed his or her fur getting dull, this could be the solution. Because it is in powder form, you can easily mix a scoop into whatever food you are feeding your feline. While it is an expensive purchase, the variety of minerals and omega fatty acids it contains more than makes up for it.

However, during our testing, we discovered that our kitty disliked the smell of the powder and refused to eat food sprinkled with it. However, your experience may differ.

6. Animal Nutritional Products UroMAXX

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This is not a multivitamin, and it should only be used after consulting with a doctor and if your cat has urinary issues. It’s loaded with Vitamin C and cranberry juice. Because it is a viscous liquid, it was difficult for us to mix it with wet food.

While it does have a chicken flavour and odour, not every cat will enjoy the strong odour. There were a lot of reviews that said their cat was turned off by the scent, but our kitty seemed to enjoy it.

7. American Journey Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil Formula Liquid Supplement

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Another liquid supplement made from salmon and pollock oil, which has a naturally pungent odour. While humans may dislike the smell, a fish-loving feline will adore it. It was simple to mix, and after only a month, we began to notice changes in our senior kitty’s fur.

While omega fatty acids are beneficial to cats of all ages, they are especially beneficial to senior cats. It also includes a measuring cap so you can make sure you aren’t giving your cat too much supplement.

8. Nutramax Professional Line Cosequin Joint Health Supplement

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If your cat has joint problems, this vitamin might just do the trick. Cats’ bones can become brittle as they age, causing them to be less active than they once were. This is a formula that can help with that. It comes in the form of a capsule. You can also sprinkle the powder in the capsule on your cat’s food.

Because the flavouring and smell are not as strong, your cat’s food will be able to mask it. This is not a common solution and should only be used for cats suffering from arthritis or other joint problems.

Things to keep in mind.

  • Specific Vitamins: The most important thing to remember when looking for a vitamin is what type you want. While multivitamins are beneficial, they are not always necessary. And sometimes something as simple as B12 can be far more beneficial.
  • Vitamin Form: Supplements are available in a variety of forms, ranging from liquid to powder to paste. Most cats will not take tablets, so it is up to the individual cat. Unfortunately, some trial and error are required before you understand what your kitty is willing to accept.
  • Vet Visit: Before purchasing any type of supplement, you should have your cat checked to see if they have any underlying issues or if they require extra vitamins. After all, it’s pointless to give them supplements if they don’t need them.

Supplements can be an excellent way to keep your kitty healthy and their fur shiny. If you have an indoor cat, it is very likely that they are mineral deficient, especially if you do not feed them premium food. But just because you can’t afford a wet diet doesn’t mean your cat has to suffer.

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