Taurine in Alaska cat
Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats. This means that cats are not able to produce enough taurine themselves and must therefore get it through their food. It is always assumed that there is enough taurine in meat to cover the taurine requirement of cats.
Kiezebrink was keen to know for sure and therefore had an analysis done of the combination of all Alaska cat sausages. This has shown that the combination of all types of Alaska sausages (Alaska Turkey, Chicken, Beef / Chicken, Rabbit and Lamb / Fish) contains 0.28 g of taurine per 100 g of dry matter.
The standard for taurine for cats is set at a minimum of 0.10 - 0.25 g per 100 g of dry matter (FEDIAF, 2014). This means that if the sausages are properly varied, it can be assured that the cat will get enough taurine.