Your cat’s natural behaviour will continue throughout her life – and she’ll probably stay active and curious for years and years. In fact, sometimes you’ll find it hard to believe she’s getting older at all!
As she grows older, however, her nutritional needs will change. So after the age of seven, it’s important to adjust her diet to one that suits a more senior cat. For example, the Whiskas® Senior range contains extra taurine to help your cat’s vision and heart, zinc and linoleic acid for a healthy skin and coat, and just the right amount of phosphorus to help keep her waterworks working!
The right food for your older cat
If your cat starts turning her nose up at the food you're giving her, that may be a sign you need to change her diet. While you want to give her something she enjoys, it’s also important that she gets the right nutrients for her age. We suggest the Whiskas® 7+ Years range, which comes in delicious fish or meaty flavours, providing everything your cat needs to stay healthy in her senior years.
A question of digestion
Your older cat may not be able to digest her food as easily as she could when she was younger. That means she may not absorb nutrients as efficiently as before. Putting your cat on a suitable diet will help her body to deal with these changes, and should increase both the length and quality of her life.
Watching her weight
Because your cat isn’t as active as she used to be, you might find she’s getting bit tubby! On the other hand, if she’s struggling to digest food properly, she might lose weight. Keep an eye on your cat’s weight by getting into a regular routine of both weighing and checking along the sides of her body.
If you’re worried about your cat’s weight, try adjusting the amount of food you give her accordingly. If the problem persists, ask your vet for advice.