The Proper Nutritional Balance Your Cat Needs
Good nutrition isn't just about the ingredients – it's about the right balance of nutrients. Veterinarians have discovered that feeding a cat food that has an improper nutritional balance can either lead to or worsen a wide range of health issues.
- Too Little: poor growth
- Too Much: can exacerbate existing kidney disease
- Too Little: flaky skin
- Too Much: obesity leading to diabetes
- Too Little: inability to maintain water and balance. Anorexia, fatigue, hair loss
- Too Much: hypertension, heart conditions, constipation, seizures
- Too Little: spontaneous fractures
- Too Much: bladder stones
- Too Little: poor growth. dull coat.
- Too Much: hardening of soft tissue; hyperparathyroidism
- Too Little: constipation
- Too Much: constipation
- Too Little: anorexia, poor growth, rickets (vitamin D)
- Too Much: hypercalcemia (vitamin D) and skeletal deformities (vitamin A)
- Too Little: anorexia, retarded growth, muscle weakness
- Too Much: struvite, bladder stones
The precisely balanced nutrition of all Hill's® Science Diet® cat foods falls within optimal range levels of all of the above nutrients. Veterinarians recognize this careful balance of ingredients. Hill's Science Diet brand is recommended by Veterinarians worldwide™.
Choosing the right cat food for your special pet's specific needs is one of the best ways to influence your cat’s future health and happiness. Work with your veterinarian to validate your choices to ensure your cat will receive the correct balance of nutrition. When it comes to feeding, you also might be interested in learning a little about how nature has equipped your cat for eating. Take this short quiz to discover some fun facts.