The Most Important Nutrients in Your Cat's Food

Nutrients can be found in a variety of sources, but the right ingredients help deliver optimal nutrition for optimal health. All Hill's® Science Diet® cat foods contain the right ingredients to create a proper foundation for good health. This is just one of the reasons that Hill's Science Diet is the #1 veterinarian recommended cat food over any other brand.

Vitamin Source Benefit
A Fish oil, liver, Vitamin A supplements Supports vision, healthy skin and a healthy immune system
D Liver, Vitamin D supplements Helps build bones and teeth
E+C Vegetable oils, Vitamin E+C supplements Helps protect cells and supports a healthy immune system
Mineral Source Benefit
Omega 3+6 Eggs, fish oil, flaxseed Promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat
Calcium Chicken meal, lamb meal, fish meal Supports healthy, strong bones and teeth; helps blood clot and muscles work
Phosphorus Meats, eggs, dairy products Supports healthy, strong bones and teeth; helps cells and muscles function
Sodium Mineral mix Maintains body fluid levels and helps muscle movement
Energy Supplying Nutrients Source Benefit
Proteins Chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal and ground whole grain wheat Helps build strong cells
Carbohydrates Corn gluten meal, flaxseed and ground whole grain corn Provides an easily absorbed, quick source of energy
Fats Dried egg product, fish oil and soybean oil Helps your cat store energy for later

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