Almost every living creature on the planet, be it insect, animal, or plant needs some level or degree for vitamin D3. In most cases, D3 is made by the body via receiving natural sun light. It plays a role with the mind, body, and spirit. People seem to be suffering from so many bone, muscle, and nerve problems and I can tell you why… They aren’t getting enough D3! Do you think just because a cat is covered in hair they can’t get a tan!? Well, no, they can’t get a tan – BUT they do absorb the sun rays to produce D3 in their bodies!
So what does D3 help your kitty with?
- Reduces bone fractures & arthritis
- Strengthens eye sight through the retinas
- Increases circulation
- Improves mood and over all mental well-being
- Slows the aging process
- Aids with digestion
- Immune system stays stronger
- And MORE!
Did I mention the same is true for you too!?
“But what if my cat is an indoor only cat?”
They need window space. A place where they can “sun” their bodies. While the window does not have to be open, it will make a difference if it is as the glass greatly reduces the amount of D3 the body can make. If the window is the only option, open or closed, do it!
Other than sunning by a window, there are other options like caged in enclosures. This is a great way to allow your cat to go in and out as he or she pleases, but remaining safe. This can be costly but there are cheaper window options. The caged in enclosed bolts right to the house and allows your cat a secure place to bask in the sun!
There are also cloth tents that can be secured to the ground for your kitty to lay outside. I would not use this unless you are going to be near by. Cats with nails can easily rip through them if they become frightened.
And lastly, using a harness and lead is the cheapest and easiest option. It will allow you to bond with your kitty, get sun light, and them to get some sunshine and fresh air too! This can take practice if your cat was not trained on a harness or leash from a young age. My cat, Twiggy, was walking on a harness from a young age so he doesn’t mind it.