Everyone knows that mineral substances in the body perform a variety of functions. They are a plastic material for the formation of bones, are part of the enzymes, hemoglobin and other organic substances.
They take part in the metabolism, in the process of digestion and assimilation of nutrients, as well as in maintaining acid-base balance. Mineral substances are vital. But this does not mean that the more of them in the body, the better. Both the lack and the excess of minerals in the body cause disturbances in metabolism and the most important functions of the body. Diseases caused by a violation of mineral nutrition, as a rule, occur chronically and last for years. For normal life processes in the body, the most important mineral substances are calcium and phosphorus. Calcium and its salts contribute to the normal functioning of the heart. They participate in the clotting of blood, reduce the excitability of the peripheral nervous system, increase the body's resistance to infections, and also have a beneficial effect on the exchange of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium. Basically, calcium is deposited in bone tissue. In the digestive tract, absorption of calcium salts occurs. If the diet of the kittens is deficient in calcium, then they develop rickets, a disease in which kittens are deformed bones, appetite disappears, the digestion of the gastrointestinal tract occurs. The diagnosis is confirmed by laboratory tests. The doctor prescribes treatment based on these studies. In the diet include oatmeal, bone meal, meat, milk, cottage cheese, eggs. For normal metabolism, cats also need phosphorus and its salts, since they are an integral part of the tissues of the organs. The exchange of phosphorus in the body is closely connected not only with calcium, but also with vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, proteins. Deficiency of phosphorus, like calcium deficiency, leads to rickets in kittens. In kittens the appetite decreases, there is an upset of the gastrointestinal tract. In the diet of a sick animal include fish meal, eggs, cottage cheese, fresh milk, meat and barley porridge.