Improving the Flavor of Cat Medications and Nutritional Supplements
Pet Flavors, Inc. knows just how much your little feline companion means to you. We also know just how finicky the little guy can be. Cats have a tendency to be very picky creatures, and very stubborn if they don't get their way. However, if your cat or kitten is sick or needs supplements for some reason they simply refuse to take, our pet flavorings can help to increase the palatability of your cat's medications or supplements.
What is Palatability Exactly?
Palatability is a big word that really just means how acceptable a food is to an animal. This includes not only the flavor of the medicine, but also its smell, appearance, and texture. If you have a cat and you have tried to give it a new medication or supplement, what is the first thing he or she will always do? She sniffs it right? If it fails that sniff test, good luck getting her to eat it. Besides smell, the shape, size, and texture of the medicine or supplement will also attract or deter your feline friend. If they start eating it and decide they do not actually like the way it feels in their mouth, they will definitely let you know. They also just will not eat it.
Whether you are trying a new medicine or supplement to nurse them back to health, getting a stubborn cat to listen to you and take their medicine is tricky business. However, there are ways to know what the palatability of a food is. For example, if you learn that your cat does not like things with a gritty texture, you know what to avoid. On the same note, it is important to realize that cats are consistently searching for new and improved foods. They prefer fresh flavors and shapes regularly. If your cat is being stubborn, there are ways that you can increase the medicine's palatability.
Other Factors that Contribute to Palatability
PF, Inc. is in the business of improving the flavor of a great many things. It is important to keep your cat in mind when trying to find a new flavor that works. What may have worked well for your dog may not work so well for your cat. Cats have taste buds that react positively to saltier or tarter types of flavors. They seem to have no reaction or draw toward sweeter flavors at all. In fact, if a cat finds a flavor that they don't like, they may even continuously go hungry or even starve before they touch the food.
Flavor is the best chance of improving the palatability of medicines or supplements but, other factors can encourage a cat to take medicine or supplements. While their sense of smell is much stronger than a human's, that alone may not be enough to get them to eat, or at least try, a new substance. Once they begin eating, texture plays a huge role in how they respond to medicines or supplements. Cats do not chew like other animals can or do. They need to make the food smaller by slicing it or breaking it into smaller and more appetizing pieces.
Finally, the environment (including not only the temperature of the food, but the temperature of the room and the activity level of the room as well) can help persuade a cat to enjoy taking medicine or supplements.
PF, Inc. Can Help You Find the Solution.
If you have tried everything to get your cat to take medicine or a nutritional supplement, but they just won't, editing the medicine with an enhancement may do the trick. PF, Inc. can offer flavor solutions to help you to improve the palatability of your cat's medication or supplement.