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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Vitamins and Health Supplements

Are there any recommended supplements/vitamins for senior cats. I want to make sure that she gets the best she can to make the rest of her life as good and youthful as possible.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 05:27 AM
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If she's otherwise healthy & normal for her age, and on a complete balanced diet, there is no need to supplement her.

If she'll eat them, raw chicken necks are GREAT for teeth!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 08:42 AM
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Agreed. Commercial cat foods are already supplemented with as much as a cat needs.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 09:02 AM
 
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" If she'll eat them, raw chicken necks are GREAT for teeth! "

Do you mean bones and all? (I caught my cat chewing up left over chicken bones.)
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 10:57 AM
 
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" If she'll eat them, raw chicken necks are GREAT for teeth! "

Do you mean bones and all? (I caught my cat chewing up left over chicken bones.)
raw bones are fine, cooked bones are dangerous. two of my four love chicken necks and they are a great addition to their diets.

sorry mods if i am not supposed to post a picture here! i couldnt find pic posting rules but i thought that this would be a nice illustration for the chicken neck discussion:
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That is a GREAT pic! As said, ANY bones MUST be raw - never ever cooked. So 'leftovers' are dangerous and should never be given, as this implies they are cooked.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 02:09 PM
 
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My Rocky is 14 yrs old. A couple of months ago I noticed that she was having trouble with her back leg joints and she couldn't jump like she use to. I took her to the vet and he recommended Cosequin for cats (you can only get it from Vets). Wow. She is back to being herself and jumping and running all over the place. Besides this I don't give her any other supplements. And you wouldn't give this unless your cat was having troubles. I also switched her from Science Diet Dry to Wellness canned food and I think that makes a difference too.
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