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Keeping an old cat young isn’t the easiest of tasks. There are many things to consider and if you are like how I was a few years back you might not know what the options are or what ages they consider cats to be “mature” or “senior” and that is what we are going to talk about. Back at the end of 2010 we lost our beloved Tiger. He was 13 years old and he had been showing all of the signs of old age, but I had only had him a few years and in all honesty I didn’t know that there were different things that I should be doing for him.
I guess it makes sense because I knew that there were different products out there for “senior dogs” that are 7+ years old. Now, because cats generally live longer than dogs they aren’t thought to be seniors when they are 7 years old. You want to use this cat age calculator to keep your cat healthy and at the age range of 7-10 cats are “mature” and cats 11+ are “senior”. This helps you have a reference point to go by when looking into what you can be doing for your cat to keep him/her young and healthy.
When it comes to keeping your cat healthy Science Diet knows what they are doing. They have diets specifically tailored to cat of varying ages while other cat foods only tailor to kittens and adults. Now my cats are between the ages of 3 and 4. We don’t know their actual age since they were both strays living together that we brought in, but because I didn’t know about the need to change their diet with our previous cat I want to make sure I do it right and I have already picked out their food for when they get older.
My kitties will be starting on a Hill’s® Science Diet® Mature Adult Indoor diet since they are completely indoor cats and I have never seen a need for a hairball specific diet either. Neither of my cats really suffer from them. There will be an occasion hairball that they hack up, but it is very rare when that occurs. And because I know my cats are going to be taken care of when they get even older reaching 11 years old I will be again changing their diet to the Hill’s® Science Diet® Senior 11+ Indoor Age Defying food.
I will be doing this because I want to be able to see my cats start to defy aging with the proper diet. I want to see these benefits that Hills Science says pet parents will see:
- Increased play and interaction
- Increased agility
- Fewer accidents in the house
- Less sleeping
Believe me my cats are going to live long lives and with this you can help increase your cat’s life expectancy with the use of senior cat food.
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