or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › Are these inactive ingredients cat-safe?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are these inactive ingredients cat-safe?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I bought an acidophilus probiotic for myself and am wondering if it might benefit my sensitive tummy cat as well. It has a number of inactive ingredients, so I want to make sure it's kitty-safe.

Inactives are: maltodextrin, cellulose (plant origin), croscarmellose, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, guar gum, tumeric

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
idk if they are okay or not but maybe try some bene-bac?
post #3 of 6
Most of those are pretty standard fillers in supplements. I think they're safe enough. I'm not sure why turmeric would be in there, but it is a standard kitchen spice. It has also been given to cats medicinally with no problems that I've heard of.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Momto3cats- thanks, I will give it a try. Do you know if any of the ingredients are potential allergens? The tumeric is in there for color.

Furryfriends50- Where do you get Bene-bac? I looked up those ingredients and saw ethoxyquin, which I thought was dangerous for cats?
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissKalamata View Post
Momto3cats- thanks, I will give it a try. Do you know if any of the ingredients are potential allergens? The tumeric is in there for color.

Furryfriends50- Where do you get Bene-bac? I looked up those ingredients and saw ethoxyquin, which I thought was dangerous for cats?

As far as I know, none of them are common allergens. Of course, any ingredient is a potential allergen for some. I would go ahead and use it, though.
post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissKalamata View Post
I bought an acidophilus probiotic for myself and am wondering if it might benefit my sensitive tummy cat as well. It has a number of inactive ingredients, so I want to make sure it's kitty-safe.

Inactives are: maltodextrin, cellulose (plant origin) duh it is by defintion a plant and indigestible, croscarmellose, vegetable stearic acid this is not a allergen but a oil I suggest looking it up, vegetable magnesium stearate, guar gum, tumericnot something I give reg but is relatively safe

Thanks!
all pinks r known allergens
\\
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Magnesium stearate, also called octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt, is a white substance which is solid at room temperature. It has the chemical formula C36H70MgO4. It is a salt containing two equivalents of stearate (the anion of stearic acid) and one magnesium cation (Mg2+). Magnesium stearate melts at about 88 °C, is not soluble in water, and is generally considered safe for human consumption. Because it is widely regarded as harmless, it is often used as a filling agent in the manufacture of medical pills. In this regard, the substance is also useful because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid pills. It is also a common ingredient in baby powders. In pure powder form, the substance can be a dust explosion hazard, although this issue is effectively moot beyond the manufacturing plants using it.

When used as a filling agent in the manufacture of pills, such as vitamins, the source of this ingredient is typically beef. However, there is an increasing number of vegetarian options in which the product specifically indicates it contains magnesium stearate from vegetable sources.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Nutrition
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › Are these inactive ingredients cat-safe?