Tip & How-To about Cats
Taurine is an amino acid that can be synthesized from methionine and cysteine. It is greatly found in muscles, the nervous system, and the retina of the eye. For cats, taurine is an essential amino acid because they cannot synthesize their own and must get it from their diet. If cats don't get the appropriate amount of taurine, they can suffer from dangerous health problems. First of all, lack of taurine can impair the cat's vision and even make it blind. This is because of the damage that's caused to the retina of the eye. Another health problem that can arise from lack of taurine is dilated cardiomyopathy, which can cause the cat to have heart failure. Finally, lack of taurine can cause problems in reproduction such as abortion and abnormalities in the newborn kittens. Clearly, taurine is crucial for a cat's health. So if you're acat owner, please make sure your cat gets the necessary amount of taurine.
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