I have told you that a diabetic cat like me needs a special kind of diet. However, as my fellow felines age, often, they need a senior cat food. You may be wondering, Bagheera, how old does a cat have to be before he is considered a senior cat? That is a good question and you are a smart human for thinking it.
Cats who are aged between seven and ten years old are considered to be mature adults. For you humans, this would be middle age. And once we get past 11, we are considered senior cats. My human tells me that humans who are considered seniors get something from an organization called the American Association of Retired Persons. Well, I will expect to receive something from the American Association of Felines when I turn 11, and if I do not, my human will hear about it.
Just like humans, we felines are living longer. One of my human’s friends said that her parents had a diabetic cat who lived until he was 17! That is like a human who is over 100 years old. But as we age, our nutritional needs change, just like for you humans. Many of my older fellow felines can benefit from a senior cat food.
For felines between seven and ten years old, my good furiends at Hill’s Science Diet have developed a food called Mature Adult Active Longevity. This food has been designed by humans in white coats to control the levels of phosphorus and other nutrients in order to keep stress on our kidneys down. Less stress on our kidneys could potentially mean a longer life.
As cats age further, and become senior cats, humans often notice behavioral changes. There may be changes in our sleeping habits or we may alter our litter box habits. We also may talk more. I sure hope this does not happen to Jacey when she ages. She is already a chatterbox and if she starts to talk more, none of us will have any peace!
The right blend of nutrients can help slow down the aging process in senior cats, and the humans in white coats at Hill’s Science Diet have created a blend that can help with this with their Senior Age Defying food. Some humans who use it say it helped return their senior cat back to their younger ways.
Now I need to tell you that this post is sponsored by Hill’s. My human is being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but I only share information relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
I hope you found this information helpful. Remember, if you are taking care of a diabetic cat like me, check with the humans in white coats before any dietary changes.