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Supplements for Cats and Their Benefits

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There are times when your cat's diet may need an extra boost from vitamins and supplements.

Supplements are available to address a number of health needs including:

Skin & Coat -- if you've ruled out fleas as a cause of your cat's excessive itching, the most likely culprit is dry skin. A supplement rich in essential fatty acids will help with dry skin, plus make her coat extra-shiny.

Joint Pain & Stiffness -- your cat's age, size and breed may all be factors contributing to painful, stiff joints. Look for supplements that contain ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin or cosequin to help ease pain and stiffness.

Anxiety -- being left home alone, thunderstorms or unfamiliar guests can all leave your cat feeling a little anxious. Look for natural supplements with ingredients like chamomile or valerian to help ease anxiety.

Please talk with your vet before starting your cat on a vitamin or supplement program. The desired effects may not be apparent for a period of weeks or months depending on the type of supplement being used. Ongoing supplementation may be necessary to maintain desired effects once achieved.

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