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Lack Of Calcium Killed The Cat

Written by Dr Michael McCoy

Ninety purr cent of cats falling from heights above 5.5 floors survive, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Why is this so?

Well, cats tend to fancy a saucer of milk, so their dietary calcium is high and that's good for strong bones. They like jumping fences, leaping from trees and so on. That's plenty of high-impact, weight-bearing exercise, also good for strong bones. And they tend to spend a good part of their day outside, exposed to plenty of vitamin D-stimulating sunlight, another tick in the strong bone department.


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