Iron is a mineral or micro-mineral and is found in meat.
Iron is vital to many metabolic functions including oxygen transportation in hemoglobin. Iron is needed continuously to provide hemoglobin for newly produced red blood cells. Low levels of iron will lead to the development of anemia.
Phosphorus is a mineral or micro-mineral and is found in meat and offal meat.
Phosphorous is required in a relatively high amount in the diet. Phosphorous maintains the growth and structure of the skeletal system.
Riboflavin otherwise known as Vitamin B2 is found naturally in meat and offal meat.
All B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored in the body, therefore need to be supplied by the diet. Vitamin B2, has been proven to be essential to normal growth, muscle development, and hair coat.
Niacin otherwise known as Vitamin B3 is found naturally in meat and offal meat such as liver and fish. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored in the body, therefore needs to be supplied by the diet. Niacin promotes growth, proper functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of healthy coat, digestive system, and carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism.
Cobalamin otherwise known as Vitamin B12 is found naturally in meat, offal meat and fish.
All B-complex vitamins are water-soluble and are not stored in the body, which is why it is important to ensure your pet gets enough in their daily diet. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. It has an important role in intestinal health, as well as brain function.
Zinc is a trace mineral found naturally in meat and bone meal.
Zinc is important because it is heavily involved in enzyme function and protein digestion. Zinc is one of the most important minerals in ensuring a healthy coat and skin.
Copper is a mineral and is found in liver and fish.
Copper is necessary for a number of body processes including the formation of collagen, bone and connective tissue.
Selenium is a trace mineral found naturally in meat and fish.
Selenium is necessary for the normal functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland. Selenium is known for its role in various functions such as anticancer, joint health, skin and coat, immune resistance and antioxidant properties etc.
Pantothenic acid is another B vitamin and is found in sufficient quantities in raw meats.
Processing of foods will reduce the amount of Pantothenic acid available to the cat.
This acid enables the body to create usable energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Pantothenic acid is important for growth and reproduction
Pirydoxine otherwise known as Vitamin B6 is found naturally in meat.
B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored in the body, therefore need to be supplied by the diet.
Vitamin B6 is necessary for the proper maintenance of red blood cell metabolism, the nervous system, the immune system, and many other bodily functions.
Thiamin otherwise known as Vitamin B1, was the very first water soluble vitamin to be identified and is found naturally in meat.
Like all water soluble vitamins, it is not stored within the body so it is extremely important that the diet have a sufficiently high amount. It is required for the normal function of muscles and nerves because it converts glucose to energy.