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Senior cats

  • Is your cat a senior yet?

    None of us like to think of our cats getting older, after all they’re a huge part of the family. But it’s important to remember that signs of ageing are not always readily visible - internal changes start to take place and their metabolism begins to slow down. Just like people it tends to be a gradual change, although generally speaking a cat will become a senior around the age of 7 years old.

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  • Discover your cat's health age

    There's no reason why the later years in a cat’s life shouldn't be some of the most rewarding, even if she may be slowing down a little. With regular veterinary attention, daily care and proper nutrition, your cat can still experience a very happy, healthy life.

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  • Expert advice on senior cats

    It’s important to remember that signs of ageing are not always readily visible - internal changes start to take place and their metabolism begins to slow down. Just like people it tends to be a gradual change.

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  • Looking after your senior cat

    Many cats live into their twenties these days, but all cats age at different rates. With regular veterinary attention and appropriate nutrition, your cat will live a long, healthy happy life, but it’s important you’re aware of impending changes in habits and needs.

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  • Caring for your senior cat

    As cats get older, their nutritional requirements start to change. In general, cats of seven years and older start taking life a bit easier. They start to become less active, spend more time indoors and have a slower metabolism, so can be prone to gaining weight. In their senior years more than ever cats need a high quality, palatable diet with easy to digest protein and a careful balance of key nutrients.

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  • Feeding your senior cat

    As cats get older, their nutritional requirements start to change. In general, cats of seven years and older start taking life a bit easier. They start to become less active, spend more time indoors and have a slower metabolism, so can be prone to gaining weight. In their senior years more than ever cats need a high quality, palatable diet with easy to digest protein and a careful balance of key nutrients.

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  • How diet can make a difference

    As with people, cats can be more susceptible to certain physical complaints as they get older. Cats, however, are masters at concealing ill-health or pain, so what should you be looking out for? Use your mouse to roll over the ‘hotspots’ to find out about some of the problems senior cats face, and learn how diet can help manage these conditions. By taking the appropriate action at the earliest opportunity, you can help your cat remain at her happy, healthy best for years to come!

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