Following the life stages of your cat….what should they eat?!

Following the life stages of your cat! Diet is a very important aspect of caring for your cat and makes a huge impact on the overall health and happiness of your pet too! The Royal Canin life stage diets are tailored to suit the different ages from a kitten, right up to their senior years. … Read more »

Following the life stages of your cat!

Diet is a very important aspect of caring for your cat and makes a huge impact on the overall health and happiness of your pet too!

The Royal Canin life stage diets are tailored to suit the different ages from a kitten, right up to their senior years.  All the diets come in a wet and dry formula. We recommended feeding your cat on a 75% wet and 25% dry ratio as this is more like the natural diet for cats.

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Kittens would start on paediatric weaning; this helps with the transition from liquid to solid foods and supports the body’s natural defences.  We recommend kittens are on this diet between 4 weeks to 4 months old.

At 4 months old they would then go onto paediatric growth; this works similarly to weaning but has increased protein to help with growth so it is more beneficial between the kitten and adult stage. This diet also contains an antioxidant complex that helps kittens against external stress.

 

CAT EATING OUT OF BOWL

Following from growth, they would then go onto young neutered adult, normally around 6 months of age or after neutering. This diet is higher in protein to help maintain an ideal weight + increase muscle mass, which is very important for young cats, especially as we see a lot of overweight cats!). The dry food comes in a male and female formula, the main difference being male cats are at higher risk of urinary crystals forming in the bladder so the S/O index in the male food is greater than in the female diet. If you have a cat of each sex, we would recommend the male for both cats. The S/O index promotes the production of dilute urine to prevent these crystals forming.

 

Bruce and his frog

 

At 8 years onwards we would move them onto the senior diets. The senior foods are again higher in protein and have In Memory of George Griffiths c.1992 – Nov. 2010a higher energy content and prebiotics to support digestive health. This comes in senior 1; for more active mature cats and senior 2; for older cats that are beginning to show signs of older age. This has a slightly higher fat content.

 

 

 

 

Feel free to come in and speak to one of our members of staff for more information on these diets.

Currently some of these diets are on a special o
ffer of 25% off!

And for all our life stage diets, you also get a food rewards card so when you buy 8 bags or bulks (48 pouches), you get the 9th free!