Vitamins and Supplements for Cats (cont.)
Types of Nutraceuticals
Nutraceutical products are found in the supplement section in pet stores and online. Some of the most popular-selling ones for cats are:
Cat Supplements to Avoid
Experts say there are a lot of unsafe supplements, but the biggest ones to avoid include:
Where to Buy Cat Supplements
Before buying a supplement, ask your veterinarian which kind, if any, is best suited for your cat's life stage and medical condition. “It is best to keep your vet in the loop on any supplements you are thinking about giving to your cats,” Sanderson says. She recommends asking your vet about a reputable seller of cat supplements, adding that she would not buy them online unless she had confidence in the company selling them.
Cruz says, “Don't believe everything that you read on the Net.” Cruz says she has seen some great nutritional breakthroughs in the past 20 years, but she's also seen an abundance of fad supplements.