The proteins, vitamins, mineral salts and fatty acids are essential for the good health of the cat and its coat. These elements nutritious help renew its hair and give it shine and vitality. Because the feline’s fur reflects the contents of its bowl, we help you compose its menu.
Organic substances that beautify the cat’s hair
In general, it is advisable to give preference to products of the type premium or veterinary ranges, to those sold in supermarkets. To take care of your cat’s coat, you will need to ensure that its food contains:
- About 33% of protein carelles allow to renew the epidermis and the hair. Protein intake must be of high quality and of animal origin;
- The vitamins AT, H and B play an essential role for the vitality of the coat. A deficiency is likely to generate skin dryness and peeling, sensitivity of the skin to bacterial infections; Vitamins E, B6 and B5 also strengthen the texture of the hair. In addition, the presence of vitamin B10 ensures a beautiful pigmentation of the coat;
- The mineral salts, like copper and zinc, participate in the synthesis of keratin, the basic protein that makes up the hair;
- The Fatty acids like omega 3 and 6 contribute to the shine of the coat and fight against hair loss.
1 – Meat and liver in particular
Containing proteins and mineral salts (copper and zinc), meat must be incorporated into the cat’s diet. Prefer a meat skinny (poultry, rabbit) served cooked and cut into small pieces. The liver, but also the heart and other types ofoffal, are an excellent source of vitamin A (also called retinol) and vitamin B10. The feline being carnivorous, it will throw itself on its bowl! Warning however not to give it too frequently.
2 – the egg
The yellow egg is rich in vitamin A and methionine, an amino acid involved in protein synthesis, and therefore keratin. Born do not serve raw egg white to your cat, as it has a substance called avidin that can destroy vitamin B8, which is essential for the feline’s protein and fat metabolism. It is therefore necessary to separate the white of the yolk or simply cook the egg. Very caloric, the yellow should be given sparingly to avoid overweight: once a week is enough.
3 – The fish
Fish provide a generous supply of vitamin B6, fatty acids, vitamin A, minerals and methionine. Several varieties can be distributed to your cat: cod, sea bream, whiting, sole, but also species rich in Omega 3 : mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna and herring. Never serve them raw and remember to remove the bones before preparing your ration. Note that theanchovy is an important supplier of vitamin H, proteins and mineral salts.
4 – Cereals
Cereals are a major supplier of vitamin B6 (his and wheat germ in particular), but also vitamins E, B5 (also found in soybeans) and B10 (corn, wheat), very important for the vitality of the cat’s coat. In addition, cereals provide high quality amino acids. The But also provides vitamin H.
5 – Vegetables
Providing vitamins (especially B10) and mineral salts, vegetables should appear on the cat’s menu. Zucchini, carrots, green beans, cucumbers, peas and sweet potatoes pumpkins are among the beneficial foods for the feline’s coat. It will be necessary to peel them, to make them cook and cut them into small cubes before adding them to his meals. It is recommended to respect a ratio of 15% of vegetables in his daily rations.
Food supplements for a beautiful and shiny coat
Certain supplements are particularly recommended to make the coat of the cat silky and resistant. Among them, we can cite:
- The yeast, made up of microscopic fungi, is renowned for its high levels of vitamin H and trace elements useful for protein synthesis, such as zinc and selenium. This element fights against hair loss, stimulates the beauty of the coat and helps prevent certain skin diseases. To sprinkle in the ration of the animal or to administer in capsules or tablets to be swallowed);
- The fish oils are particularly rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6 belonging to the family of “good fats”). A drizzle (half a teaspoon) of salmon, tuna, anchovy, sardine, mackerel or herring oil once a day is sufficient. Excess fear indeed causes weight gain in cats;
- Thecorn oil and of soy contains essential fatty acids and as such, is also among the friends of the feline coat.