Catblog: Feeding a Senior Cat?

Feeding a Senior Cat?

Cats begin to show visible age-related changes at about seven to twelve years of age. There are metabolic, immunologic and body composition changes, too. Some of these are unavoidable. Others can be managed with a holistic diet. Start your cat on a good quality natural senior diet at about seven years of age. The main objectives in the feeding an older cat should be to maintain health and optimum body weight, slow or prevent the development of chronic disease, and minimize or improve clinical signs of diseases that may already be present.As a cat ages, health issues may arise, here are some remedy’s to keep you cat healthy and purring!

Dry skin and coat & Hairballs: A good quality senior food formula will be your best defense, these have omega 3 and omega 6’s: need more? Try some Grizzly Salmon Oil Today!

Loss of muscle mass: Make sure the food your feeding has real protein (avoid proteins that have “by products”) if you get your food at PetSaver you can be assured its good quality! If you buy your food else where you can do a quick check by looking at the ingredients on the bag; things to look out for include “chicken by product” and “corn” these are filler in pet food.

Arthritis- Cosequin makes a great cat multi vitamin that had glucosamine and chondroitin among other vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy cat! You can find Cosequin at PetSaver up at the front counter!

Dental problems-Try using simple water additives such as Tropiclean, this fights off plaque and tarter daily and is as easy as adding a few drops into there water! PetSaver also carries cat tooth paste and toothbrushes!

The ASPCA offers some great senior cat tips check them out by clicking here!