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Taurine - Taurine is a beta amino acid required by cats but not by dogs. There are two reasons for this. First, the liver of the cat has a limited ability to produce taurine, as the rate-limiting enzymes required for converting methionine and cysteine to taurine are only minimally active in the feline liver. Second, cats lose taurine in the secretion of bile acids (whereas other mammals also use glycine in the conjugation and secretion of bile acids, freeing up taurine for other uses). Taurine is found in the nervous system (including retina) and muscles (especially heart). Taurine is thought to help regulate the heartbeat, maintain cell membranes, and affect the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Taurine may also protect the heart cells from calcium overload and assists in calcium uptake by the heart cells during periods of hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels). Deficiency results in dilated cardio-myopathy, degeneration of the retina and congenital malformation of kittens.
Tomato pulp - Product of winning of tomato juice by means of pressing tomatoes, Solanum Lycopersicum Karst. Tomato pulp is an all natural source of fibre.
Trace minerals as pre-mix - Essential trace minerals partly chelated (bound on protein) to promote a better absorption. The premix contains zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron sulphate, iron proteinate, cupric sulphate, cupric proteinate, manganese oxid, manganese proteinate, calciumiodate, sodiumselenite, which are the main sources of zinc, iron, copper, manganese, iodide and selenium.