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Feature November 2015 Issue

Nutritional Deficiencies in Cats

If you decide to prepare a homemade diet for your cat, it is crucial that you do so with the guidance of a veterinary nutritionist to make sure it is balanced.

Nutritional Deficiencies in Cats

Today’s commercial cat foods are generally well-balanced and complete — and you can get into trouble if you try a homemade diet or give supplements..

While individual cats may differ dramatically in various ways, all are alike in their need for a nutritionally sound and palatable daily diet. Fortunately, says Cailin Heinze, VMD, assistant professor of nutrition at the Cummings School, nutritionally sound cat foods are readily available in abundance these days on the shelves of local supermarkets and pet supply stores. …

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