As your cat reaches the senior age, his or her nutrition needs will change. Improper nutrition and excess protein can lead to common ailments. “Finding the right diet for an older cat can be a challenging task. Until nutrient guidelines for this population are established, it is critical to base dietary recommendations on a thorough nutritional assessment of the individual cat, including diet history, body condition, and appetite and underlying diseases. Commercially available senior diets vary widely in nutrient composition and should be examined carefully before they are recommended for any patient.” (Vetsreet.com)
If you have concerns about your senior cat’s food, please reach out to us. We’re here to help and we would love to keep your feline friend happy and healthy for years to come.