Why Taurine in our feed?
Taurine is a vital amino acid and many animal species, including humans, produce taurine in the body, but not always in sufficient quantities.
Some animals, such as cats, are unable to make their own taurine and need to get it from their diet, which is why taurine is usually added to manufactured cat food.
Cats that don’t get enough taurine are at risk of going blind. In addition to 60% meat in Majstor wet cat food, we have added 1500mg of x-tra taurine.
Here you can read about Majstor cat food
Taurine is found inside cells, the central nervous system, the retina, all muscles.
Taurine is found naturally in animal products such as red meat, fish and dairy products. This is also why we use eggs and extra added taurine in our VEGGIE canned food.
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People take taurine supplements as medicines to treat heart failure (CHF), high blood pressure, eye problems (disorders of the retina), among others. It is also used to improve mental performance and as a form of antioxidant.
Taurine was discovered in 1827 by scientists Tiedemann and Gmelin in the bile of a bull. Hence the name Taurine ( taurus , ox, bull in Latin)
Nowadays, Taurine is synthetically produced which is beneficial for animals sensitive to certain animal raw materials.
It has been shown that some dogs are unable to maintain fair levels where as a result develop DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy).
There are, of course, other causes of DCM, such as genetic or infection-related causes,
Benefits for your dog
Since there are no limits for too much taurine and it does more good with, than without, we see great preventive benefits from it.
added extra taurine in both wet and dry dog food.
Read more about Majstor dog food here