Even though your cat may still act like a kitten at times, once they reach 7 years of age they officially enter the senior life stage. At this point it is important to move your cat on to a specially formulated senior diet to help keep happy and healthy into retirement. As your cat ages its body changes and therefore it makes sense to change its diet too.
A Senior Complete diet will help to prevent the following:
Increased risk of joint and mobility problems
your cat grows older you will find it becomes less willing to become involved in physical activity; it may have lost interest in playing games, instead preferring to curl up on your lap and sleep. Senior Complete foods contain glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to help promote healthy joint cartilage and support overall joint mobility, keeping senior cats lively and playful for longer.
Risk of obesity
Limiting the calorie intake and incorporating L-carnitine to increase the rate at which fat is burnt up, senior foods can help weight loss and optimise body condition as cats become less active.
Deterioration of skin and coat
Senior cats tend to develop dry, flaky skin as they age. Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids in senior foods can help rejuvenate dry skin and help maintain a healthy skin and coat.
Cats are prone to urinary tract problems throughout their life, but the risk increases with age. Nutrition centre foods control the levels of magnesium and phosphorus to help target urinary pH and support urinary tract health in this life stage.