Flashcards in Feline Nutrition Deck (15):
Why do cats have a higher dietary arginine requirement?
Because they are unable to synthesize enough ornithine or citrulline.
Why do cats need arginine to live?
arginine detoxifies ammonia.
Taurine is found where?
Found in organs.
What other amino acids do cats need?
cysteine and methionine
T/F: cats can tolerate coconut oil well.
False. Coconut oil has medium chained triglycerides, which cats cannot tolerate.
T/F: Cats have glucokinase
Why do cats need preformed vitamin A in their diets?
because they lack dioxgynase, which converts beta carotene into Vit. A
Between MgO and MgCl2, which is more likely to cause struvites?
MgO. It is more alkalizing.
What happens after neutering an animal? What recommendation should you make re: diet?
their resting energy expenditure goes down, their appetite control is lost (so they eat more), and they are less active. Should recommend decrease in total caloric intake post neutering.
Why do reproducing cats need copper?
for the development of the CNS.
Carbs for reproducing dogs and cats need to be __
When is peak lactation for cats?
at the end.
T/F: geriatric humans, dogs, and cats, are prone to obesity.
False. Only dogs and humans are, cats are not.
Older cats are likely to get cobalamin deficiency. Why and how do you combat it?
Because they have decreased absorption. Combat it by giving it parenterally.