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Feeding a mature adult cat

Nutritional information for mature cats - older than 7 years

How and When To Feed Your Mature Cat?

It's important to feed your mature cat the right amount of food at proper intervals, but this can be tricky -- it is also worth remembering that feeding requirements can vary greatly from one cat to another. Feeding guides on the food can or bag are just a starting point. It's critical to your cat's health that her physical condition is monitored regularly and the feeding amount adjusted as needed.: To help keep your mature cat healthy, Hill's recommends following the simple steps in this cycle: Weigh your cat Feed her based on feeding guide and veterinary recommendations Evaluate your cat's physical condition using our body condition scoring system every two to three weeks for the first six months Adjust the amount you feed accordingly Repeat Switching food If switching your cat to Hill's Science Plan Feline Mature Adult Active Longevity, gradually introduce it over a 7-day period.

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How a mature cat’s nutritional needs differ from ours?

In a study of homemade pet foods, more than 90 percent of foods were found to be nutritionally unbalanced and incomplete for pets.* Each species has very different nutrtional requirements. Cooking for your cat is not the same as cooking for your children or yourself.

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Mixing pet foods

Using wet cat food to supplement or 'top dress' dry kibble is popular practice. In fact, research shows that many cats that eat a therapeutic dry cat food are also eating a wet cat food from a supermarket.

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Feeding fish to cats

Your mother has probably told you this countless times: fish is good for you. But is feeding fish to cats a good idea? Well recent research is suggesting that it probably is.

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Treat your cat for life – not just for Christmas

Changing weather means changing needs for your cat, with the summer and winter months bringing particular problems for cats. If you keep your cat indoors (or keep her in just for the winter) she won't be affected by the drop in temperature or the hazards of cold weather.

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