All creatures need calcium to build strong bones and teeth. The question isn’t whether your cat needs calcium but how much calcium and is it getting enough?

The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) suggests that adult cats need 0.6 percent of their total diet to be calcium, but calcium also needs to be balanced with phosphorus. Ideally, cats should be getting 1.2 parts calcium for every 1 part of phosphorus. Pregnant and nursing cats need extra calcium and phosphorus.

So feed your cat a balanced diet, which most commercial cat food can offer. That way you can be sure your cat is getting the proper nutrition that it needs.

To learn more about the need for calcium in cats, click here.