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Taurine   cat-item-58

A compound like amino acids. It is essential for the proper functioning of the eyes and heart. Processing decreases the availability of taurine. Taurine is essential for cat health, as a cat cannot synthesize the compound. The absence of taurine causes a cat’s retina to slowly degenerate, causing eye problems and (eventually) irreversible blindness. In addition, taurine deficiency can cause feline dilated cardiomyopathy (heart problems/ failure). Taurine is now a requirement of the AAFCO and any dry or wet food product labeled approved by the AAFCO should have a minimum of 0.1% taurine.

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