Pet Essentials for Cats

Superior nutritional and energy support with essential fats, fiber, digestive enzymes, and phytonutrients for the furry feline(s) in your life

Udo's Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats

Pet Essentials for Cats

$14.49
  • Age range: All ages
  • A premium cat supplement for nutritional and energy support with EFAs, fiber, enzymes, and phytonutrients
  • 1 size: 8 oz. (227 grams)
  • 100% plant-based whole food and herbal concentrates
  • Made with quality sustainable ingredients, packaged in glass
  • Nitrogen packed to retain freshness
  • Contains no cheap carbohydrate-based fillers: sugar, starch, corn, wheat
  • Suggested use: For kittens and small cats, use 1/2 tsp per day. For cats over 5 pounds, use about 1 tsp per day. Give your cat free access to water at all times.

Product Description

We have a very special bond with our pets. They enhance the quality of our lives through companionship, loyalty, social connection and mental wellbeing(1)—and they very often entertain us with their hilarious antics! They completely depend on us to protect their health and quality of life, and it is our privilege to fulfill their needs for food and care.

To optimize nutrition, revitalize hair and coat, stop excessive shedding, promote calmness, improve regularity, and improve general wellbeing, Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats provides important nutrients—omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs, soluble and insoluble fiber, enzymes, and phytonutrients—that are missing from or too low in over-processed regular cat foods.* We made sure to exclude all the undesirable ingredients in commercially produced cat foods: cheap carbohydrate-based fillers, preservatives, and artificial additives. We took great care to make Pet Essentials for Cats an all-natural, completely safe, premium supplement formula, with mostly certified organic ingredients to optimize health, wellbeing, and longevity.

In nature, cats eat mostly fresh, whole, raw, organic meats, but domesticated pets are fed mostly over-processed commercial foods—with substantial amounts of cheap starches from grains and corn—that inadequately meet their needs for optimal health. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) have now been clearly identified as a main cause of overweight and obesity, both in humans and companion animals. It’s no surprise, then, that the greatest health concern pets face today is carrying too much weight: more than 1/3 of all cats are overweight or obese.(2)

As a result of poor pet nutrition, our four-legged feline friends suffer from many health issues, including: digestive problems (including vomiting, diarrhea, hairballs, and intestinal parasites), dental issues, overweight/obesity (which can lead to diabetes, and joint and liver problems), kidney and lower urinary tract problems, proneness to viral and bacterial infections, bone fractures, and immune problems (including cancer).

In addition, the furry members of our households live longer now than they did before.(3) This makes conditions related to aging, such as low energy, osteoarthritis, and neurological dysfunction (vision and cognitive decline similar to Alzheimer disease in humans),(4) more common and of greater concern. Also, as cats get older, their requirement for dietary energy and protein increases.(5)

Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats is rich in health-promoting prebiotic fiber. Just like humans, cats get health benefits from dietary fiber.(6) It protects the lining of the digestive tract, increases feeling of fullness and prevents overeating, improves digestion and bowel regularity, and feeds the friendly bacteria (aka gut microbes) that play vital roles in our pets’ health and wellbeing.(7)(8)

WHO IS UDO’S CHOICE® PET ESSENTIALS FOR CATS DESIGNED FOR? From fetal development to advanced age, optimum nutrition is required for health and normal functioning at all stages of the feline life cycle, which means that this supplement is designed for all cats. It is especially important for any cat that: A) gets too little undamaged omega-3s from its foods; B) consumes too many damaged omega-6s; C) can benefit from a wider range of nutrients; D) needs more digestive and urinary tract support; E) suffers from overweight and its downstream effects.*

INGREDIENTS: Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats contains the following composition: Not less than 25% protein; not less than 10% fat; not more than 8% fiber; not more than 10% moisture. Flax*, sunflower*, and sesame* seed concentrates, rice bran, carrot, whole golden flax seed*, tomato, oat bran*, ginger, sprouted soybean (non-GMO), barley grass*, beet, digestive enzyme blend (protease, lipase, amylase, cellulase, maltase, glucoamylase, invertase, pectinase, phytase, lactase), lemongrass, parsley, alfalfa*, artichoke, broccoli, burdock, hawthorn berry, collard, kelp*, milk thistle, red clover, yucca schidigera extract, dandelion root, dandelion leaf, oat grass*, rosemary, sage, thyme, rye grass*, bee pollen, chlorella, dulse. (*certified organic)

SUGGESTED USE: Recommended amount for kittens and small cats is 1/2 teaspoon per day. For cats over 5 pounds, we recommend about 1 teaspoon per day. Give your cat free access to water at all times. For best results: Double daily amount for 60 days, add 1/4 teaspoon of Udo’s Oil® 3·6·9 Blend, and mix content of 1 capsule of Udo’s Choice® Advance Adult Probiotics Blend in food (the feline microbiome is similar to that of the human gut).(8)

STORAGE: Refrigerate after opening. Use within 90 days. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats provides a complete nutrient foundation from which to build a healthy body, giving your cat everything it needs from whole foods and nothing it should avoid. You will always find Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats in an amber glass bottle in the pet food section of your local natural foods market or pet store.

In addition to Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats, we also offer Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs, a whole foods and herbal supplement blend designed to optimize your dog’s daily nutrition.

Not Intended As Medical Advice.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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