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Ingredients In Cat Food That May Be Potentially Harmful

The importance of reading pet food labels for the list of ingredients cannot be overemphasized. There are ingredients in pet food products that actually do more harm than good, especially when incorporated in amounts that exceed what a cat needs. 

Protein

In cat food, meat and meat-products are the major source of protein. Being carnivores, cats need to eat meat everyday so they can meet their needs for taurine, a type of protein that cannot be synthesized in their body. However, if your cat has been diagnosed with renal disease, your veterinarian may prescribe a diet that has an easily digestible protein component. Cat food formulated with high quantities of poor quality protein can cause problems in digestibility and metabolism. 

Magnesium

Excessive intake of magnesium in pet food can be harmful to cats. This can lead to serious problems affecting the heart and nervous system. 

Know more about your pet’s nutritional needs by visiting your Omaha NE animal hospitals. Learn more here.

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