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.

Deficiency and Excess GraphicProtein:

  • Too Little: poor growth
  • Too Much: can exacerbate existing kidney disease

Fat:

  • Too Little: flaky skin
  • Too Much: obesity leading to diabetes

Sodium:

  • Too Little: inability to maintain water and balance. Anorexia, fatigue, hair loss
  • Too Much: hypertension, heart conditions, constipation, seizures

Calcium:

  • Too Little: spontaneous fractures
  • Too Much: bladder stones

Phosphorous:

  • Too Little: poor growth. dull coat.
  • Too Much: hardening of soft tissue; hyperparathyroidism

Dietary Fiber:

  • Too Little: constipation
  • Too Much: constipation

Vitamins:

  • Too Little: anorexia, poor growth, rickets (vitamin D)
  • Too Much: hypercalcemia (vitamin D) and skeletal deformities (vitamin A)

Magnesium:

  • 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 is the #1 veterinarian recommended pet food over any other brand.

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