A proper diet is more important than ever as our pets begin to age
Did you know that you should start your cat on a senior balanced diet starting at age 7?
According to a recent article from the ASPCA this will help to maintain a healthy weight, along with slowing or preventing the development of chronic disease. You will also minimize or improve clinical signs of diseases that may already be present.
Health issues that the article mentions may arise along the way:
- Deterioration of skin and coat
- Loss of muscle mass
- More frequent intestinal problems
- Dental problems
- Decreased ability to fight off infection
The article goes on to discuss the importance of muscle mass and vitamin intake in order to maintain a healthy cat. You can read more about health and nutrition for your aging cat by clicking here, and as always, feel free to stop in and chat with a knowledgeable Barkery team member for expert advice.