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Mineral Nutrition Needs of Domestic Cats

Bingxuan Xie


Pet nutrition is a science to explore the whole process of absorption and utilization inside, and to analyze the relationship between life activities and nutrients. With the continuous improvement of the national economy and living standards in recent years, the pet industry has entered a period of rapid growth in areas with high GNP, and pet nutrition has emerged. Pets play an important role in bringing people joy. They accompany people’s life, relieve pressure and improve the sense of responsibility of owners. In the context of most families owning pets, people pay more and more attention to the welfare and health and nutritional needs of pets. Mineral is an essential inorganic nutrient in the activities of life organism. Although it needs a small amount, it plays a critical role in the physiological regulation of pet diet. The lack of minerals will cause the pet growth to be blocked, metabolism disorder, internal environment disorder, disease and other symptoms. Moreover, excessive mineral deficiency is a common clinical symptom. However, the deficiency will be gradually relieved until it disappears as long as the corresponding elements are supplied. The deficiency is solvable and easy to treat, but it occurs frequently. Otherwise, it will cause serious pet health problems. Calcium, iron, sulfur, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc and other elements are known mineral elements for domestic cats. Although they are less in vivo, they are necessary for growth and development in domestic cats. The symptoms of mineral deficiency in domestic cats and some solutions were discussed in this article.


Pet; Domestic Cat; Mineral; Pet Nutrition

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