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We have had our cat for going on 14 years. We got him shortly after we were married and he has been an important part of our family since. Through all of our kids, he has been patient and something that they look forward to petting and snuggling with at every opportunity. We want to take the very best care of our aging cat so that he can be with our family for as long as possible. Having an aging pet requires you to do some things a little different than when your pet was young, so today I am sharing 5 ways to care for your aging cat. When our cat, Mr. Fuzz, was young he was always running around, playing and getting into trouble. As he gets older, he likes to sleep more and just lay around getting pets. He is still playful (especially when there is a hair tie or feathers around) but he sleeps a lot more.
5 ways to care for your aging cat:
- Take him/her to the vet regularly for checkups.
- Continue/start to care for their teeth. Good oral care is important.
- Feed them food that is made for cats that are 7+ years old like Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality
- Give them easy access to everything they need (litter box, food, water, bed, toys, etc)
- Give them tender loving care often
Fresh water and a good food are vital to all pets, but for your aging pets (cats over 7 years old), it is particularly important. That is why we have chosen to feed out cat Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality. It is specifically made for aging pets (cats and dogs) and helps fight the effects of aging. Some signs of aging can be dismissed or even go unnoticed because the change is gradual. Some changes are visible, like skin or hair coat, while others are less visible, like organ health. If you have noticed any of these signs, it might be time to change your pet’s food and/or talk to your vet. We changed to Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality because it has natural ingredients that work together to fight the effects of aging. Ingredients like fruits, vegetables, fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids all work together to help your aging pet keep a beautiful body, mind and soul.
Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality is formulated with ingredients to help support:
Powerful antioxidants for a healthy brain to support desire for family interaction Energy and Vitality Protein and L-carnitine support improved ability to run and play
Healthy Kidneys & Bladder
Controlled minerals to help maintain healthy kidneys and bladder system
Healthy Digestive System
High quality, easy-to-digest ingredients with great taste for your finicky feline
Enriched with fatty acids to promote good grooming habits for less matting and increased softness
Caring for your aging pet is so important. I am sure you, like us, want your older cat to be with you for many years to come. We keep a close eye on him to make sure he is feeling well and we feed our aging cat the best food we can find to keep him feeling his best. Learn more about Hill’s® Science Diet® and their cutting-edge food science. Visit their Website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
What do you do to care for your aging pet?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s® Science Diet® . The opinions and text are all mine.