dietary supplements

The only supplements I list that can be of daily use are, much like for humans, probiotics and fish oil. The rest here are for cat food making.

Powdered eggshell calcium

Powdered eggshell calcium

by Pets Friend

Eggshellent Calcium is made of 100% finely powdered heavy metal free eggshells. There are no fillers or additives, just pure eggshell powder providing approximately 1900 mg. of calcium per teaspoon.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E

by Now Foods

Now Foods Vitamin E is the natural d-Alpha Tocopherol form (not the synthetic form) of Vitamin E, which is better absorbed and utilized than the synthetic form. To use another brand of E, look for the “d-” prefix (natural) and not the “dl-” prefix (synthetic).

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Taurine

Taurine

by Solgar

Taurine is essential in feline diet and they will eliminate any Taurine their bodies don’t use. In other words, this is not a supplement you can give too much of.

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Vitamin B

Vitamin B

by Now Foods

The range of Vitamin B’s help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and are necessary for key metabolic processes. In fact, in nursing my IBD cat back to good health, my vet provided me Vitamin B in injectable form so he could really get a good dose to help his digestion get back on track.

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Psyllium fiber

Psyllium fiber

by Organic India

If your cat experiences either diarrhea or constipation, much like with humans, fiber is key. I suggest adding the smallest measuring spool possible from the Norpro set and observing changes. Add a little more at a time but be careful: again, like humans, too much can cause the reverse effect (loose stools if they were previously hard and hard stools, previously loose!).

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Pet Dophilus probiotics

Pet Dophilus probiotics

by Jarrow

As with humans, it is great to give your cats occasional probiotics to help maintain the flora their digestive tract needs. Probiotics for pets are a different set of strains, so be sure to buy pet product, not human. Note that Jarrow is a brand known for making great human-grade products and I trust them more than the multitude of brands popping up on the market (both human and pet probiotics).

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Lamb pancreas glandular

Lamb pancreas glandular

by Nutricology

When I read that Immoplex was recommended at catnutrition.org, I had to search for a lamb version, due to the fact that my cat’s diet was strictly down to one protein (lamb). This doesn’t have the range of glandulars found in Immoplex, but it was the next best thing for my lamb recipe. Nutricology is a brand that specializes in glandular formulas.

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Lite iodized salt

Lite iodized salt

by Morton

I don’t use Morton for my own consumption, but I don’t need iodine like cats do either (I have a thyroid issue that requires me to avoid it, but it is typically good nutrient for both humans and pets). This salt is part sodium chloride and potassium chloride, so its sodium content is lower than most. Unfortunately, the latter is slightly bitter and not to my liking at all. If your cat has a thyroid issue, please consult your veterinarian and eliminate this entirely from the recipe if needed.

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Glandular mix

Glandular mix

by Nutricology

ImmoPlex is a mix of beef, pork and sheep glands and should not be included in the recipe if your cat is allergic to any of those ingredients. As recommended by catnutrition.org, glandular supplement is great to help cats obtain what they’d get in whole prey in the wild.

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Fish oil

Fish oil

by Nordic Naturals

Nordic Naturals offers very high quality sourced fish oils for both humans and pets. It is critical to avoid mercury and pollutants and I trust this brand highly in their efforts to control a quality product.

Available on Amazon