Carnivores: Supplement meat-based diet with vitamins or minerals
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
The diet offered to captive carnivores can vary and often not replicate their wild-type diet which includes bones, cartilage, and skin. This can cause negative effects on their gastrointestinal health. Supplementing diets is common practice to promote the overall health of captive animals, however there can still be differences in the fermentation process of these diets. See 2.2 ‘Feed whole carcasses with or without organs/gastrointestinal tract)’.