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Felini Taurine

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by tibbythecat, Jun 25, 2010.


  1. tibbythecat

    tibbythecat PetForums Junior

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    Hello

    I have just received a pot of felini taurine from zooplus. This is a daily supplement of taurine.

    My cats diet have cooked chicken, white fish, complete/complementary wet food so i am looking for a taurine boost.

    The instructions on zooplus say to give 250-500mg taurine. Is this correct in addition to the food?

    I have read some of the other posts - can you overdose taurine?

    Thanks
     
  2. Billyboysmam can maybe put you right on this, maybe you can pm her!
    but would hazzard a guess and say yep you could overdose on anything that were 'manufactured'
     
  3. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    Not BBMs but will have a go. :D

    There are no studies that have looked at taurine overdoses on cats, only what happens when they don't get enough.

    The cooking process destroys a lot of taurine as do other forms of processing (e.g. mincing) or additions (such as adding rice).

    The quantities you are talking about 250-500 mg are miniscule - any taurine your cat doesn't need is secreted out with urine.

    Personally, I would err on the side of caution and supplement using those quantities (when making my own food I add 1g of taurine to 1kg of meat even though I include heart and other taurine rich foods). It is not as though you are feeding the whole pot in one go :D.

    Any reason why you are feeding cooked chicken and not raw? You lose fewer nutrients that way.

    Hope that helps
     
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