function in the transmission of nerve signals and contraction
of muscle fibers. Key role in maintaining the normal
function of the heart muscle.
component of hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying component
of red blood cells) and myoglobin (the oxygen carrying
component of muscle cells). Deficiency can result in
anemia, weakness and depression. Also an important component
of certain enzymes required by the body to function
for iron transport and absorption. Functions in hemoglobin
formation necessary for red blood cells. Important for
normal connective tissue, collagen and bone formation.
Involved in the development of pigment (color) in hair.
Component of and important enzyme in the body, superoxide
dismutase (SOD), which is a powerful protector against
free radical damage.
for normal bone development and reproduction. A component
of enzymes necessary for producing energy in the body.
Important for the proper functioning of superoxide dismutase
amino acid for cats. Important for vision (retinal function),
normal heart function, and reproduction. Deficiency
can result in feline retinal degeneration (FCRD), which
can cause blindness, and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM),
which can lead to heart failure.
for healthy skin and coat. Zinc deficiency is usually
first noted as a dull, coarse hair coat and skin lesions.
Zinc is important in immunity and plays an important
role in reproduction.