Promotes long-term health and well-being for cats of all ages
•Optimizes health and vitality
•Enhances quality of life
•Ingredients in their best-absorbed, most tissue-ready forms
This comprehensive formula can be used for cats in all phases of life. It provides a broad range of ingredients, in palatable form, to meet the needs of cats. With modern processed food and pollution of food, water, and the environment, it is difficult to know whether cats are receiving the essential supportive substances that can promote their optimal health. By supplying Feline Basics early in life, or before a cat becomes ill, its quality of life can be enhanced.
Trace minerals (zinc, copper, and iron) are supplied as highly absorbable picolinate chelates. Chromium is supplied as Thorne Vet's patented UltraChrome. Vitamins B2 and B6 are provided in the active forms – riboflavin 5'-phosphate and pyridoxyl 5'-phosphate – for cats with hepatic dysfunction who cannot properly convert the standard forms of these b vitamins. Feline Basics goes a step further, providing vitamin B12 and folate in their active, tissue-ready forms – methylcobalamin (B12) and folinic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folates). The formula is further enhanced by the addition of the essential fatty acid GLA (from borage oil), CurcuVET® (curcumin-phosphatidylcholine complex) for hepatic support, methionine for liver detoxification, and mixed flavonoids for extra antioxidant activity, connective tissue stabilization, and immune system support.
Older cats have an increased need for extra supplementation. As aging progresses there are a greater number of degenerating tissues. The addition of protein (whey protein) and specific amino acids can help geriatric patients by enhancing cardiac support (taurine) and gastrointestinal support (L-glutamine).
The feline aging process adversely affects the brain, a result of the decreased production of neurotransmitters, decreased synaptic density, and degeneration of neuronal membrane integrity. Phosphatidylserine positively affects neuronal membranes through support of the lipid membrane components and improves the amount and function of acetylcholine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. Acetyl-L-carnitine supplementation results in increases in the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Bilberry has been added for its beneficial effects on vision. Because aging animals are more susceptible to the detrimental effects of stress, the adrenal adaptogenic herbs Eleutherococcus and ashwagandha have been added to help modulate these effects.
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide. Provides antioxidants, botanicals, and supplemental ingredients for cardiovascular (CoQ10; taurine), musculoskeletal (vitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium), gi (L-glutamine), ocular (bilberry), hepatic (curcumin; methionine; choline), and cognitive (acetyl L-carnitine; phosphatidylserine) health.
For use in cats only. Cats: 1 capsule daily
Safety during pregnancy is a concern. Safety during nursing has not been proven. May be gi irritant. Do not use in patients with stomach ulcers. Do not use in high doses with anticoagulant drugs. May be contraindicated in subjects with hypertension and anxiety. May be hypoglycemic. Potential for long term effects. If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately. The Cautions and Warnings for individual Thorne Vet products are required to be included on the label by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and were written by the NASC's Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.