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Nutrition for Your Senior Cat

Nutrition for Your Senior Cat 


 Animal Hospital Serving the Charlotte, NC Pet Community 

Having proper nutrition for your pet is extremely important especially as they age. An older animal will have different nutritional needs than when they are younger. In particular, we are going to be talking about proper nutrition for your senior cat. 

As a cat becomes older, their ability to properly digest fat as a form of energy tends to decrease. Certain vitamins, minerals and electrolytes tend to decrease as a cat ages through less absorption in their intestinal tract or kidneys and urinary tract. 

Some Tips for Increasing the Nutritional Intake for Your Senior Cat:

Tip #1: Feed smaller amounts of food to your cat. Through smaller portions your cat will be able to eat more food more often rather than a huge amount at once. Consult with your veterinarian about homemade cat food for your pet based on any special diet they may be on.

Tip #2: Make the switch from dry food to wet food. Depending on any special diet for your cat making the switch to canned food can increase the nutrients for your cat.

Tip #3: Ensuring that your cat is eating foods that are rich in high quality protein, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and carbohydrates will ensure that your cat is receiving a well-balanced meal.

**The age, health condition, diseases and weight of your cat are important factors to consider when implementing the right nutrition for your cat. Always consult with your veterinarian if you notice that your cat may not be eating or overeating, consult about nutrition for your cat’s individual needs. 


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