The Benefits of Taurine for Cats
by Ian Germann
Taurine is an amino acid that’s essential for the health of many animals, cats included. It’s found in high concentrations in animal tissues, especially in the heart and eyes. Taurine plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of the nervous system and overall maintenance of a healthy immune system.
Cats require taurine in their diet to maintain good health. Taurine is especially important for cats because they can’t produce it themselves, and thus rely on the food in their diet to obtain it. Without enough taurine, cats can develop serious health problems.
High-quality pet food should contain enough taurine to meet the needs of cats. However, some commercial pet foods may not have enough taurine, especially if they contain low-quality protein sources. Taurine comes with a plethora of benefits for your cat, such as…
- Reducing their risk of heart disease
- Helping prevent eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts
- Possibly improving insulin sensitivity
- Helping regulate the bodies metabolism
- Maintaining a healthy skin and coat
- And more!
If you’re worried that your cat isn’t getting enough taurine, you may want to consider Evanger’s Grain Free Catch of the Day For Cats. This is the perfect kibble for cats of any age, with added taurine and novel proteins with Chelated Minerals and Alltech™ Probiotics and Acitgen to keep your cat happy and healthy.
For those looking for a wet option, our EVX Restricted Diet: Bland Diet comes with added taurine, designed with fussy eaters in mind with tummy-soothing sweet potato. Since real meat contains natural taurine, it’s best for pets to get taurine from natural sources. This is why Evanger’s canned food is a GREAT way to get natural taurine and have a heart-healthy diet!
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