Vitamin B is an essential vitamin for feline health, and is useful for combatting illness such as flu’, and is also helpful for times of increased stress, travelling, allergy season, neurological and other tissue rehabilitation, and with older pets.
Azmira’s B Complex 50 comes with 8 B vitamins in capsule form. It contains Thiamin (B1 thiamine) 50 mg, Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 50 mg, Niacin (as niacinamide) 50 mg, Vitamin B6 50 mg, Folic acid 400 mcg, Vitamin B12 50 mcg, Biotin 60 mcg, Pantothenic acid 50 mg. Dosage: 1 capsule dose per day for every 50lb of body weight. Each bottle has 100 capsules.
The types of B vitamins within are important to know because not every Vitamin B supplement contains all the B vitamins. For example, the ones we have in tablet form contain only B1, B2 and B6. Lysinium Max, another staple vitamin and lysine supplement we have in our foster home, contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12.
We are concerned mostly, at this point, about Vitamin B12 because of Bob as Vitamin B12 is the main vitamin that aids in neuropathic disorders. At the moment, we are giving him his Vitamin B12 through Solid Gold Seameal – another great supplement – which also contains omega 9, minerals such as magnesium which Bob also needs, and probiotics. We like seameal for the all-roundedness of it as a supplement. But not all cats may enjoy its taste, some of your cats may prefer supplements that are tasteless – and Vitamin B is essentially tasteless. We will be continuing Bob on seameal, as well as magnesium, and now Azmira’s Vit B complex 50 as well as he needs the added dose because he is recovering.
Another use, apart from the flu’, that you can have Azmira’s Vit B on standby if you don’t give it daily, is for the days after vaccinations when your cat’s immune system is fighting off the virus that the vaccinations introduce your cat’s body to to immunise it.
Vitamin B is also useful for increasing appetite, so when your cat is stressed or ill, you can supplement her with Azmira’s Vit B complex 50 to make sure she eats.
If you are a stray cat caregiver, pregnant or nursing mothers that are not due for sterilisation yet will also benefit from this Azmira Vitamin B supplement. Also, if the colony of stray cats are fighting off an epidemic of cat flu’ or other viruses, adding Vitamin B to their feedings will help their immune system fight it off since it may not be possible for you to medicate every cat if they are feral, or it is simply too costly to bring every stray in for a veterinary visit. That said, Lysinium Max and Seameal can also be used in its stead for the same purposes in caring for your stray cat colony if the strays will incline to eat food added with them – Lysinium Max has a fruity taste, and Seameal is grassy.
We like how Azmira also recommends the Vit B complex 50 for stress. Cats do all kinds of worrying things when they are stressed, apart from not eating. They may over groom themselves. They may get constipated. They may eliminate outside the litter box. They may become aggressive towards others, feline and human alike. Apart from other stress-relieving measures you can use, combatting feline stress with vitamin B is another way you can ensure your cat tides over her stress and resultant behaviours or illnesses. Stress is also a common occurrence as cats tend to mirror their humans’ stresses. If you as an owner are undergoing changes in life, or are stressed or feeling under the weather yourself, your cat tends to get stressed too. So it is important to have stress-combatants in your house for your cat.
We are so thankful that The Water Dish is donating this supplement to our cache of kitty supplements, meds and remedies!