Friday, March 19, 2010

The Transformation Begins..

Today I ran into a friend of mine who owns 5 of the most jaw-dropping, beautiful cats I have ever seen. Most of her cats were rescues from different situations, none of them good. I knew that her cats were on special diets and added vitamins but today I learned the secret to why their over-all appearance was of such high show-quality. The secret is a 'nip' each morning of SPIRULINA. This is a microscopic algae in the shape of a perfect spiral coil. It contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. It is the highest protein food - over 60% all digestible vegetable protein. It has the highest concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) And best of all, we can give this to our cats.

When our cat's immune system is stressed, they feel fatigue & low energy. Small amounts of spirulina can help balance and stabilize the immune system. Medical scientists discovered it also enhances the body's ability to generate new blood cells. Because spirulina increases disease resistance in animals, the animal feed industry is studying its use as a new probiotic to help replace overused antibiotic drugs in animal feeds.

If you give spirulina to your cat you will notice healthier skin, lustrous coat and fresher breath. Older cats (like my group) may regain their flexibility.

So, starting today, I will be adding just a smidgen of spirulina to my cat's soft food each morning.
Now that I know the reason why my friend's cats are remarkably healthy & gorgeous I am on a mission to make my senior cats end up on the cover of Geriatric Cat Fancy magazine. I shall keep you posted on the transformation. ^..^

Spirulina can be found at your local health food stores.


  1. Hmmmm...that is some good information. I will have to look for some of that for my kitty! I wonder where I can find some?

  2. Yes, this is interesting! I wonder if it has a taste. My three are so picky, and I have a kibble-head who has to be almost starving before he'll touch wet food. (He's on very limited dry, as is the other boy. Annie doesn't eat dry, except for treats.)

    Of course, if they won't touch it, I'm sure it might do ME some good! I'll add this to my shopping list!

    Any guidelines on how much to feed per cat's body weight?

  3. My friend's vet gives this to her dogs and cats and she told her to open a capsule and give the cat just a 'nip' which is smaller than a 'smidgen' so with that in mind I just take a bit on a spoon, about the size of the top of my ring finger and mix it into the soft food. It has a fishy smell & taste so they should take to it. If you can find it loose in a bottle all the better. It is not expensive and can be purchased at Bulk Barn and Health Food Stores. Keep me posted onhow they take to it. Deb