The Senior Cat Life Stage

7+ Years

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Cats over the age of 7 are considered to be in the senior life stage. Although age itself is not a disease, older cats may experience health changes associated with aging and may be at greater risk for developing specific medical conditions. Royal Canin offers a number of specialized senior cat products, including preventative maintenance and therapeutic veterinary formulas. Feeding a balanced food, specific to your cat’s needs during the senior years, is essential to optimal health!

Nutritional Needs of Senior Cats

The nutritional needs of cats change as they move into their senior years. Decreased appetite, alterations in metabolism, reduced mobility, and behavioural changes are all commonly associated with aging. Royal Canin has designed foods specifically for your older cat, supplemented with ingredients such as glucosamine, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants to help address common age-related issues. Senior cats are also at increased risk for developing various medical conditions, like arthritis, heart disease, and kidney disease. For these reasons, regular veterinary monitoring is crucial during the senior life stage. Royal Canin has an extensive line of products to assist in the prevention and treatment of various diseases common in senior cats. All Royal Canin senior cat foods provide complete, precisely balanced nutrition for your older cat.

Feeding Strategies for Senior Cats

Our feeding guidelines provide an estimate of what quantity to feed your senior cat. Your cat’s weight and body condition should be evaluated regularly by your veterinarian to ensure the most appropriate nutritional selection and feeding quantities for optimal health.

Senior cats may have a decreased appetite for a variety of reasons. Easy access to food and water bowls, warming canned food, and adding water to kibble may all assist in ensuring your senior cat continues to maintain a healthy weight and receive optimal nutrition.

Learn more about Royal Canin senior cat foods using our Product Finder.

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