Hill's Science Diet Mature Adult Hairball Control cat food provides precisely balanced nutrition to help avoid the formation of hairballs in just 30 days. It is made with a natural fiber technology to help reduce hairballs comfortably and has controlled levels of sodium and phosphorus for long-term vital organ health. It also has Omega-3 fatty acids that nourish your cat's skin and coat.
Mature Adult Cat
Signs of Good Health: A checklist for your mature cat
Knowing what is and isn’t normal is the first step in assessing the health of your mature cat. Review the checklist below to help you determine any abnormalities.
What's NOT normal for your mature cat?
- Diarrhea: Call your veterinarian if stools are bloody, if there is a large volume of watery stools, if your cat is thin or potbellied, or if the diarrhea continues for more than 24 hours.
- Constipation: Constipation can be caused by many factors. Contact your veterinarian.
- Vomiting: Frequent or persistent vomiting isn’t normal. Call your veterinarian if vomiting occurs more than five times in a few hours, large volumes are vomited, vomit contains blood, or is accompanied by diarrhea or abdominal pain.
- Abnormal Urination, like straining to urinate or bloody urine, is not normal and may indicate a problem, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What are signs of a normal healthy mature cat?
- Eyes should be bright and clear. Report any discharge to your veterinarian.
- Ears should be clean and free of discharge, odor and redness.
- Mouth that smells fresh with pink gums and free from sores, and teeth that are free of tartar or plaque.
- Coat that is shiny and clean.
- Weight: A healthy weight. Active healthy cats are rarely overweight.
- Litter Box Habits: Report changes in frequency or consistency of your cat's urine or stool to your veterinarian immediately.
When you visit your veterinarian, be sure to bring up any questions or concerns regarding your older cat's health.
Senior Cats: Unique Nutritional Needs
As your cat grows older, feeding time can be a real challenge for both you and your cat. Because your cat’s nutritional needs may change or fluctuate upon reaching senior status, it’s important to understand the reasons behind them.
If your cat is eating less, but putting on weight, it could be a result of her metabolism slowing down or a decrease in activity. Too much weight can lead to certain medical conditions often associated with senior cats, such as heart, respiratory and joint problems. Smaller quantities of food or a gradual switch to a lower-calorie food may help your cat slim down.
If your older cat is eating fine, but is losing weight, it could be the result of heart, gum and tooth problems or kidney failure. On the other hand, if your cat has a loss of appetite, it could be due to a reduction in taste sensation.
Is your cat older than 11 years? We Can Help
There may be help available, thanks to an easy to chew and digest formula. Hill’s® Science Diet® Senior Age Defying™ 11+ cat food contains Omega-3 fatty acids along with an exclusive blend of antioxidants and other nutrients that help:
- Maintain proper kidney function
- Protect muscle mass
- Increase agility
- Reduce accidents in the home
- Maintain natural immune system function
- Increase mental clarity
- Increase energy and increase human interaction
Choosing the proper food can lead to a long, healthy life for your senior cat. Consult your veterinarian for more information about what’s best for your senior cat’s nutritional and health needs.
Top 10 Senior Cat Health Tips
- Schedule veterinarian checkups at least twice a year.
- Watch for potential symptoms of diseases.
- Feed your cat several meals a day instead of one or two large servings.
- Don’t overfeed.
- Implement a regular play / exercise routine.
- Have your cat’s teeth cleaned by your veterinarian when advised, and brush them at home on a regular basis.
- Stay current with regular vaccines at your veterinarian’s office.
- Keep your cat’s bed and area clean.
- Inspect & trim your cat’s nails on a regular basis.
- Shower your cat with love and attention.
Hill's Science Diet Mature Adult Hairball Control Dry Cat Food, 15.5-Pound Bag
- Healthy Immune Function
- Helps Avoid Hairballs in Just 30 Days
- Healthy Heart and Kidneys
- Lean Muscle and Ideal Body Weight
- Promotes Healthy and Shiny Coat
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