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Cat cognitive support diets


Cognitive Support | Caring for Your Aging Pet | Dr. Bill's Pet Nutrition


Cognitive Support | Caring for Your Aging Pet | Pet Supplement | Dr. Bill's Pet Nutrition


maxxiSAMe liver and cognitive support for cats


Optimum Pet Nutrition | Maintain a Healthy Diet | Dr. Bill's Pet Nutrition


Cognitive Dysfunction - Brain Health in Aging Dogs and Cats

In general, cognitive support diets are formulated to include nutrients that have a known role in brain development, function and/or maintenance, with the goal of improving and preserving mental processes such as attentiveness, short-term and long-term memory, learning, and problem solving. Currently, there is very little conclusive research available regarding cat cognition as standardized tests for evaluating cognitive ability are less established and less reliable than cognitive testing apparatus used in other mammalian species, like dogs. Much of what is known about feline cognition has been inferred from a combination of owner-reported behaviour, brain necropsies, and comparative cognitive neurology of related animal models. Cognition claims appear primarily on kitten diets which include elevated levels of nutrients associated with optimal brain development, although there are now diets available for senior cats that include nutrients to help slow the progression of age-related changes and prevent cognitive decline. Cognition diets for cats contain a greater portion of omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as well as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and usually feature a variety of antioxidants and other supporting nutrients thought to have positive effects on cognition.
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