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A Review of Cat Sure: Nutrition Supplement for Cats

Updated on September 5, 2014

Cat Sure: Nutrition for Mature Cats

Cat Sure has helped extend the life of my cat.

I have a very old cat. Although his exact age cannot be documented, I got him in 1996 when he was 10 years old. If this is correct, he is now 25 years old.

He has lost some teeth and has some kidney problems, which combine to make it harder for my mature cat to get enough nutrition. He began to vomit a few times a week and lose weight.

This summer I started supplementing my cat's nutrition with CatSure. He loves it and it is helping him maintain his weight and health.

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What is Cat Sure?

CatSure is a food supplement made by Pet Ag for mature cats, seven years and up, similar to PediaSure for children and EnSure for adult humans.

It is all natural and enriched with vitamins and minerals. It has a vanilla flavor that appeals to older cats and increases water consumption, which is often reduced and inadequate in mature felines.

It contains highly utilizable proteins for older cats, is low in fat to prevent obesity in less active pets. It is easy for mature kitties to digest.

It comes in 11 ounce cans, and my cat is currently consuming a can of Cat Sure every two or three days.

Catsure (11 oz)
Catsure (11 oz)

Available by the single can, a carton of four, or a case of twelve. Free shipping with Amazon Prime!

 
Cat Sure is a nutrition supplement for mature cats.
Cat Sure is a nutrition supplement for mature cats.

The First Day We Tried Cat Sure

Whenever I give my mature cat a new food, I feel a bit anxious. His digestive system is very sensitive and many things will cause him to vomit.

I first tried putting a small amount of Cat Sure in a shallow bowl. My kitty sniffed it and then walked away. He would not eat it.

Next I tried mixing about a tablespoon and a half of Cat Sure with a serving of his canned food. He absolutely loved this, gobbled it up and begged for more.

This was huge, because this kitty had become very finicky about his food and would eat only small amounts. I was afraid of vomiting, but I gave him more. I was very pleased that he kept it down.

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Mature cats benefit from eating Cat Sure.
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Increasing the Ratios of Cat Sure to Canned Cat Food

Gradually I added increasing amounts of Cat Sure and mixed it with the canned cat food. I use a fork and mash the canned meat and mix it well with the milk supplement. I am now mixing the supplement and the food in a 1 to 1 ratio.

My cat likes this very much and he is eating more than he was previously. His coat looks healthier and he seems to have more energy. He has stopped losing weight, although he has not yet started gaining back what he previously lost.

One thing to keep in mind with Cat Sure is that it will only stay fresh in the refrigerator for 72 hours and then you must throw it away. I tried to stretch this time frame and my cat would not eat it. You can freeze the Cat Sure in an ice cube tray and then put the frozen cubes in a plastic bag in the freezer. Thaw them when you are ready to use them.

The Older Cat - Recognizing Decline and Extending Life

As our feline friends get older, we begin to observe various changes in their behavior and well-being. Sometimes these changes can be confusing or frightening. It can be difficult to judge when or how to intervene. Eventually there are decisions that we must make on behalf of our old friend, which can wrack us with guilt or questioning whether we did the right thing.

At times like these, this book can be a tremendous comfort and guide, as we navigate the geriatric years with our cats.

The Older Cat: Recognizing Decline & Extending Life
The Older Cat: Recognizing Decline & Extending Life

The purpose of this book is to educate and console the cat owner. It covers the aging process and signs of decline, medical disorders, nutrition, medical care, and choices before and after death or euthanasia. Interspersed are brief stories and anecdotes.

 

My Experience Using Cat Sure with an Older Foster Cat

A month ago another senior cat entered my home as a foster pet. He was not feeling well and the vet diagnosed him with hyperthyroidism.

After getting medicine for this for about two weeks, the cat started vomiting. He quickly lost his appetite and started vomiting bile and any water he drank. That was when I started offering him Cat Sure. He turned out to have gall stones, and I could not get him to eat any food, but he did eat small amounts of Cat Sure and kept it down.

This kitty ended up going to a medical foster home who had more experience dealing with his complex needs. I just wanted to share with you another senior cat's endorsement of this terrific product. He was willing to consume this when he refused any other type of food.

Comments about CatSure - Do you have a mature cat? How old is she?

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      Quaroog 

      3 years ago

      I have 2 cats and three dogs. One night, I ran out of cat food (the dry type) and my cats were hungry. So since I had dog food only and the shops were clseod, I gave them dog kibbles. They're more or less of the same shape and size and are made of the same ingredients chicken. My cats took a nibble and refused the rest of the bowl, preferring to go hungry than eat dog food. The next day, i got them a fresh pack of made-for-cats kibbles and they immediately dived in and ate up. How come my cats knew what I gave them wasn't cat food? I also know of dogs that won't eat cat food for the long run (not mine though, cos they're pigs and will eat anything). It would be good if a pet food manufacturer can answer this question. Is there some special ingredient you put in cat and dog food that makes cats and dogs know which kibbles is who's? Also, nowadays, dogs are eating fish too like salmon. You can't say it's the ingredient. How come they know the difference?

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      Henry 

      3 years ago

      Best Answer Chosen by AskerBy JCK 4 years ago.My husband pikced up a pack of treats, $3 for 3oz so they're not cheap. It's Grilled Salmon Flavor and the ingredients are: Ground wheat, chicken meal, corn gluten meal, rice, chicken fat and flavor. There isn't much nutrition in here and it's mostly filler (wheat and corn) that the cat can't digest. Yes, the cat loves them. I use Fancy Feast dry as a treat. It's better quality than the pack of treats and less expensive (less than $3 for 1lb). The cat loves them too. For regular cat food, I feed my cat Innova Evo. It's high protein, low carbohydrate, and doesn't have any grains. There's a huge difference in it's nutritional value compared to the treats. A cat treat is like a dessert. It tastes good and generally has many calories and not much nutritional value. Using a treat as a reward is fine, just be careful it's not too much too often.4 years ago Report Abuse 0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad AnswerAskers Rating: Askers Comment: Eek! it's funny because I have looked at the ingredients but didn't think about it.. i hate giving my cat grains

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      jerezzemer 

      4 years ago

      Rover and Imposter love it.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      We have a cat that adopted us in Mexico about 4 or 5 years ago. He roamed the RV Park that we were staying in and went through the trash, but always slept on our patio. We took him home with us and fell totally in love. As a result of his previous lack of nutrition, we had to have all of his teeth pulled. He eats wet food, but had been losing a lot of weight. I bought a couple cans of Cat Sure and he LOVES it! Now, he's eating twice as much food AND about 1/2 can of Cat Sure a day. Every time I go to the refrigerator, he starts talking to me and BEGS for some Cat Sure. I will definitely use this wonderful product always!

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      Showpup LM 

      7 years ago

      I had never heard of this supplement before. I'll keep it in mind when my kitties get older.

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I wish I'd known about this when I had my elderly cat. Your cat is amazing to have lived to the age it has.

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      Monika Weise 

      7 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      My current cat is young, but our last cat was over 20 years old. I have a feeling the one we have now will live forever :))

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