Skin & Coat Vitamins for Cats

Your purrfect pussycat deserves a perfect coat of fur.
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Your cat's skin and coat says a lot about her internal heath and her fashion sense. When your purrfect pussycat sports a not-so-perfect coat, this often points to a nutrient deficiency. With the guidance of your veterinarian, these vitamin supplements can get your cat back on the cat walk.

B Complex Vitamins

The B group, or complex, of vitamins is an effective team of nutrients that work to provide your cat friend with a healthy skin and coat. These vitamin supplements also aid in the utilization and conversion of body energy, support a healthy reproductive system, and benefit brain and nerve functions.

Vitamin A

Best known for its importance to her vision, vitamin A helps your cat grow and repair her skin while aiding in the maintenance of her smooth healthy coat. This multitasking nutrient also is involved in other body processes, including cell and tissue repair as well as bone and teeth growth.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has a significant role in the repair and maintenance of your cat’s skin tissue as well as the health of her coat. This vitamin is recommended routinely by veterinarians as an anti-inflammatory medicine for chronic skin disorders, and is effective in helping her body to store necessary supplies of vitamin A.

Vitamin C

While helping to grow and maintain your cat's skin and coat condition, vitamin C also assists in the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth, prevents cancer, and may prevent arteriosclerosis. An antioxidant, vitamin C cleans toxins from the blood and tissues, thus helping to protect your pet from a host of viral infections.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.

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