What are the signs of vitamin B complex deficiency?

Table of contents:

  1. What are the signs of vitamin B complex deficiency?
  2. Are B vitamins good for cats?
  3. What causes thiamine deficiency in cats?
  4. Does grain free cat food cause heart disease?
  5. What can you feed cats other than cat food?

What are the signs of vitamin B complex deficiency?

Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency

  • tiredness or fatigue.
  • weakness.
  • constipation.
  • loss of appetite.
  • weight loss.
  • numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
  • balance problems.
  • confusion.

Are B vitamins good for cats?

B vitamins play a very important role in every cat's life. These water-soluble nutrients are essential for cell metabolism and they are needed for proper growth, development and energy production. As they are water-soluble, they are not stored in the body but are eliminated through urine.

What causes thiamine deficiency in cats?

Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency occurs most commonly in anorexic cats or cats that are fed an all fish diet containing thiaminase. However, it but has also been associated with excessive cereal in the diet, uncooked soy products, heating foods to excessive temperatures and the use of sulphur dioxide as a preservative.

Does grain free cat food cause heart disease?

Grain-free” diets in general do not cause heart disease. We are currently investigating the possibility that certain ingredients used more commonly and in greater quantities in grain-free diet may have a role to play in the development of DCM in dogs.

What can you feed cats other than cat food?

12 human foods that are safe for your cat to eat

  • Fish. While you don't want your kitty eating from the aquarium, feeding him oily fish such as tuna or mackerel can help his eyesight, joints and brain.
  • Meat. Poutry, beef and other meat is a natural option for your little carnivore. ...
  • Cheese. ...
  • Bananas. ...
  • Berries. ...
  • Melon. ...
  • Carrots. ...
  • Rice.