Manganese is an essential mineral which must be supplied to dogs and cats in small amounts. The trace element is a component of many enzymes of the carbohydrate and protein metabolism and is needed to build up the cartilage base substance. In the case of oxidative stress, which occurs in the
case of degenerative changes in the joint, manganese is increasingly needed.
Methionine is a sulphur-containing, essential amino acid. Your animal is therefore dependent on its supply through the diet. Methionine is needed as a component of proteins for the synthesis of collagen, which is an important component of bones, cartilage and ligaments.
Due to the important function of these two substances, a minimum content is required in dietary feeds to support joint function in cats.