So I have done a little bit of research on vitamin C for cats. I seem to be getting people highly recommending it to prevent illness and stress and others saying that you shouldn't supplement it because it can cause other health issues due to build up of iron and stones in the urine. Does anyone have any information or opinions on this subject?
Sorry, I should have put this in the Cat health instead of the cat talk. Just realized! :-(
"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to his level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."
I have never heard of Vitamin C for cats. I never give mine anything without discussing it with my vet. My breeder and my vet have suggested L-lysine as a supplement to improve overall health. It's supposed to even help cats with the herpes virus fight the upper respiratory infections they can get frequently.
"A kitten is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world"- Lady Morgan
discuss it with a competent vet before you give your cat any sort of supplement. Also, keep in mind a cat's "natural diet" which would consist mostly of small animals (mice, shrews, birds, etc.) Cats' bodies are not designed to require a lot of vitamin C. It sounds to me like a cleverly marketed product to get us soft-hearted animal lovers to spend more money.
I like most cats better than I like most people. I'll try to be nicer if you try to be smarter.
Raw meat, and especially whole animals (such as mice, etc.) contains a lot of vitamin C, though, and our cooked and canned food doesn't, since C is destroyed by cooking. Most brands don't contain any added C, either. My vet has me looking for a source of vitamin C for my cat in hopes that it will enable him to take famotidine - a med he needs - without the side effect of bleeding at the gums.