As cats get older, it is important to understand that their dietary needs will probably change too.
Changes like this are a natural part of ageing, but does the way you care for your cat need to change? Whiskas looks into senior cat care…
Whatever change your cat exhibits, you should respect them – even if they would rather not be picked up and cuddled, they may still enjoy sitting next to you on the sofa or being talked to.
When an adult cat turns 7 they are considered ‘senior adult’ cats and some dietary and lifestyle changes are expected.
Your older cat still likes to keep themselves neat and tidy even as they age. It helps their coat look healthy and also keep parasites at bay.
WHISKAS Top Tip: Make sure your senior cat is getting all the right nutrients from their diet
Your golden oldie may start to find it difficult to keep their coat as sleek as it used to be. You should be on hand to help them out - buy a cat brush and gently stroke them...trust us, they won't complain!