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Life Stage Diets and Your Cat

Most cat food manufacturers offer a line of foods formulated to meet your cat’s needs throughout her lifetime. Kitten food offers enough protein to support your cat’s developing brain and growing muscles and bones. However, once your cat reaches her first birthday, this kitten food has too much fat, which can contribute to obesity. You will need to switch to an adult formula food. You can feed your cat this food for most of her life but once she starts showing signs of aging, consider switching to a senior or mature formula food. There are other foods that support particular health issues such as weight control, urinary issues or hairball control. Some foods are only available by prescription. Change foods gradually to avoid digestive issues. Mix the foods together and change the ratio a little at a time until your dog is eating the new food exclusively. Learn more from your animal hospital Somerville, MA.

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