Food supplements and vitamins play an important role in the health and well-being of dogs and cats. In many cases, conventional food cannot provide all the necessary nutrients our furry companions need to thrive optimally.
Vitamins are essential organic compounds that are needed in minute amounts to support a variety of vital functions in the body. In dogs and cats, vitamins can help strengthen the immune system, regulate metabolism, promote growth and development and improve skin and coat health.
Vitamin supplements can be a good way to meet the need for these important nutrients, especially if the conventional food does not provide them sufficiently.
FORTAN Cervico for dogs and cats - Prevents eczema, itching, hair and skin damage FORTAN Cervico contains biotin, B vitamins, zinc and high-quality proteins: increases performance and general resistance strengthening of the musculature stimulation of the skin metabolism prevents eczema, itching, hair, skin and horn damage to the claws optimal pigmentation Biotin prevents eczema, itching, hair, skin and horn damage of the claws of dogs and cats and ensures optimal pigmentation. Furthermore, biotin plays an important role in protein and energy metabolism. Biotin is not produced by the organism of the dog and cat itself and must therefore be supplied with the food. All vitamins of the B-complex for dogs and cats FORTAN Cervico contains all the vitamins of the B-complex, enriched with vitamins B1 and B12. This ensures an optimal supply of all vitamins that are particularly important for cell division. Furthermore, the vitamins of the B-complex contained in FORTAN Cervico - B1, B2, B6, B12, B15, nicotinic acid, pantothenic acid, folic acid and others - are important for carbohydrate, protein and amino acid metabolism, for coat, growth and energy utilisation. Zinc The trace element zinc is a component of numerous enzymes in protein and carbohydrate metabolism. It is indispensable for the normal development of skin cells. The zinc requirement can increase in long-haired dogs, especially during the hair change, as a result of increased need. In dogs and cats, skin and coat changes are usually the first symptoms of zinc deficiency. The phytic acid contained in cereal or soya components impairs zinc absorption and thus makes it necessary to supplement zinc in the feed rations. High-quality proteins FORTAN Cervico contains high-quality proteins from valuable yeasts, composed of amino acids such as arginine, asparagine, glutamic acid, glycocolla, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophane and valine. Vital amino acids must be supplied with food, as they cannot be produced by the body itself. The high proportion of amino acids contained in the food improves the utilisation of animal and vegetable proteins.
FORTAN Germ Oil Plus for Dogs and Cats - Many healthy, unsaturated fatty acids Biologically valuable plant substances have always been used as ingredients in animal feed. With its high-quality animal and vegetable oils, FORTAN Germ Oil Plus represents a primordially healthy diet: Maize germ oil Evening primrose oil Linseed oil Sesame oil Cod liver oil Apart from breast milk, evening primrose oil is the only known source of the biologically particularly active fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid. FORTAN Germ Oil Plus compensates for the lack of gamma-linolenic acid with its evening primrose oil content. Cod liver oil with 85% unsaturated fatty acids and its natural content of vitamins A and D has proved particularly effective in combination with evening primrose oil in cases of diet-related allergies. Necessary for barfing Prevents diet-related allergies For increased need of vitamins A, D and E Improves skin and coat condition Essential fatty acids must be supplied to dogs and cats in the diet, as the animal organism cannot produce them itself. These fatty acids have properties that are otherwise only found in vitamins. Growing, pregnant, lactating and ageing dogs also need doubly and multiply unsaturated fatty acids as well as vitamins A, D and E. A beautiful, shiny coat thanks to highly unsaturated fatty acids Arachidonic acid, which is extremely important for animal nutrition, is formed in the animal body from the fatty acid linoleic acid. Highly unsaturated fatty acids give a beautiful, shiny coat. A deficiency of vital fatty acids leads to characteristic skin changes, growth disorders and poor food conversion. Germ Oil Plus and Cafortan - an ideal combination Vitamin A is necessary for bone growth and serves to maintain the health and function of the upper skin layers. Vitamin D regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin E fulfils important functions in the control of carbohydrate, creatine and muscle metabolism. When FORTAN Germ Oil Plus and Cafortan® are fed at the same time, the effect of the special vital fatty acids in the animal organism is promoted.
Relax-Fortan for dogs and cats - To increase serotonin levels Tryptophan, the basic building block for the mood-lifting messenger substance serotonin, which leads to more balanced behaviour and a more positive mood. It inhibits impulsivity and aggression and is an important hormonal counterpart of the stress hormones. A serotonin deficiency in dogs can have many causes, e.g. stress, overstimulation, lack of exercise and also poor nutrition. Serotonin deficiency is often the key factor for abnormalities such as aggression, impulsivity, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and anxiety. Direct administration of serotonin is not possible, as it has difficulty crossing the blood-brain barrier. Nevertheless, it is possible to influence the serotonin level by feeding the basic substance of serotonin, the aromatic amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan belongs to the so-called essential amino acids, i.e. it cannot be produced by the body, but must be supplied through the feed. Relax-Fortan Tabs have an excellent effect on the emotional state and mood of the dog or cat due to their special composition. High-quality vitamins and natural plant raw materials in combination with the amino acid L-tryptophan ensure relaxation and calmness in hyperactive dogs and cats, and increased balance in stress and anxiety situations. It should be noted that tryptophan only reaches the brain under certain conditions and can be converted into serotonin there: It is important to reduce the protein content by adding more carbohydrates to the food, as too much protein prevents the absorption of L-tryptophan, and to ensure that the dog has sufficient magnesium, vitamin B6 and folic acid available, as these substances are needed for serotonin formation.
FORTAN Taurinetten for dogs and cats - Additional supply of essential taurine FORTAN Taurinetten contain 300 mg taurine and are a good alternative if cats do not accept the taurine powder in their food. Taurinetten for cats maintain vision, promote metabolism, are important for heart function and improve skin and coat. Taurine is a vital nutrient for cats, which the cat's organism cannot produce sufficiently itself. In order to cover your velvet paw's daily requirement of taurine, FORTAN® Taurinetten should be added as a supplement to the daily food. promotes metabolism maintains eyesight important for heart function helps maintain the body's defences maintains fertility improves skin and coat A permanent lack of essential amino acids can affect your cat's metabolism The amount of taurine contained in cat food is usually lower than the cat's daily requirement, which is mainly due to the strong heating of the food for a longer shelf life. Adding FORTAN Taurinetten compensates for this and provides your cat with sufficient amounts of this vital nutrient. This maintains vision and has a supporting effect on heart function. Reduces skin and coat problems. Also important for dogs However, due to its many health benefits, taurine in the diet remains an important nutrient for dogs as well. Especially since dogs can suffer from a dietary or breed-specific taurine deficiency.
CATFORTAN for Cats - Biologically Active Vitamins contains the widest range of fully effective substances specially adapted to the cat's physiology: essential vitaminsessential taurineMineralsTrace elements10 essential amino acids The natural balance of ingredients has a mutually supporting, sometimes potentiating effect. This dietary supplement specifically for cats helps prevent nutrient deficiencies A varied, needs-based and balanced diet for cats forms the basis for optimal development, health, well-being and performance into old age. That is why it is so important to feed the cat correctly. Especially our cat is very much alienated from its original food. This was the only food that gave the cat all the biological active substances that are vital for it and which are no longer fully contained even in the very best, fresh muscle meat of slaughtered animals. In industrial feed production - even in premium complete feeds - many of these important, natural nutrients are lost. Regular supplementation of the feed, adapted to the respective age and needs, is recommended Helps to reduce diseases and irreparable signs of wear and tear caused by inadequate feed.For the supply of vital substances in the case of a reduction in feed that is necessary for health reasons, in order to avoid the resulting deficiencies.Supports the overall development of bones and muscle formation in kittens. Cats have an unusually high need for taurine for their numerous for their numerous metabolic functions. Only regular supplementary feeding of taurine will ensure a minimum basic supply. Cats that temporarily have an increased need for biological agents (dams during gestation and lactation, studs as well as sick and convalescing cats) should be given twice the daily dose. Likewise older cats, which often have absolute deficiencies in the biological organ supply (age-related resorption disorders).
Carni-Fortan for dogs and cats - Promotes performance and endurance. L-Carnitine activates the energy metabolism in working, agility and sporting dogs and promotes endurance performance. The specially coordinated supply of nutrients significantly shortens the recovery phase after exertion, optimises the metabolism of the heart and skeletal muscles and improves oxygen transport during peak performance. This puts the dog in a position to achieve peak performance in the long term. Dogs and cats can only produce a limited amount of L-carnitine from the amino acids lysine and methionine L-carnitine supplementation is particularly important in low-meat diets that contain predominantly low-carnitine grain products (e.g. maize and soya). The lack of certain micronutrients - especially L-carnitine, taurine and magnesium - promotes the development of a reduction in cardiac performance, especially in older dogs and some predestined dog breeds. Vitamin E has important control functions in the entire metabolism Nutritional vitamin E deficiency leads to fertility and growth disorders and, in pregnant bitches, to weakness of the puppies.
FORTAN Spirulina for dogs and cats - microalgae, strengthens the immune system In general, FORTAN Spirulina is recommended for dogs with lack of energy, dull coat, brittle claws, anaemia, allergies, gastrointestinal and digestive problems. Spirulina does not cause any undesirable side effects even when taken over a longer period of time and is well tolerated. Over 60 vital substances and bioactive compounds Spirulina contains over 60 vital substances and bioactive compounds. Its protein content of about 60 % is unique. Spirulina contains 19 amino acids, eight of which are essential: Isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. The numerous enzymes found in the microalgae influence all metabolic processes, regulate inflammatory reactions, control the flow properties of the blood and strengthen the body's own defence system. The vitamins and minerals contained in spirulina E protects as an antioxidant against free radicals and improves the utilisation of oxygen. B1 (thiamine) ensures good brain function B2 (riboflavin) fulfils important functions for skin and eyes B3 (niacin) improves blood circulation B5 (pantothenic acid) and B6 (pyridoxine) support the nervous system B12 (cyanocobalamin) promotes blood formation Calcium stabilises bone density Iron enables oxygen transport to the cells and prevents anaemia (spirulina contains 45 times more iron than spinach) Potassium regulates the water balance Magnesium strengthens the heart Manganese stimulates the immune system Protects against inflammation, stimulates the body's own defences Also contained are chromium, germanium, copper, selenium and zinc, which stimulates the body's own defences and regulates wound healing. The essential fatty acids present in spirulina, especially gamma-linolenic acid, are also of great value. Spirulina is also rich in beta-carotene, phycocyanin and chlorophyll. The green pigment chlorophyll is a blood former and activates the oxygen supply of the cells. Spirulina has a cleansing, restorative and strengthening effect, sanitises the intestinal flora (accelerates the build-up of lactobacilli) and protects against inflammation. Spirulina is able to bind toxic substances in the body and excrete them via the liver and kidneys.