Cat Age Calculator From Science Diet ~
I know that we have all heard that 1 year for a person is 7 years for a dog. But what about cats? If you are wondering about how old your feline fur baby is as compared to a human, look no further. Science Diet has come up with a cat age calculator that they have kindly allowed me to share with you as well as some advice to help you take care of your aging cat’s special dietary needs.
Cat Age Calculator
Thanks to modern medicine and smarter lifestyle choices, people are living longer. Cat age is increasing as well at a rate of 6%.
- A cat that is 7-10 years old is considered a “mature adult.” Although we adopted our funny cat Garfield, I think he was about 10 or 11 when he passed away. Most of the cats that
we ownown us now are younger, so we want to start them out with a better nutritional advantage so that we can hopefully have lots of fun years together.
- Cats that are over 11 are considered senior cats.
How Older Cats Differ From Younger Cats
Older cats may exhibit lots of differences from younger cats. For instance, older cats may change the way they “talk” to us or change the way they use their little box. When you are choosing how to take care of your old cat in the food department, you really want to concentrate on longevity, overall life improvement and decreasing the risk of chronic and potentially life threatening diseases that affect the major organs. You also want to choose food that promotes good oral health.
Choosing The Right Food For Your Older Cat
Hill’s Science Diet offers many great varieties of food that help keep your mature and senior cat with you for many years to come.
For instance, the Science Diet® Active Longevity™ formula can help MAINTAIN optimum health and the Science Diet® Science Diet Senior 11+ Age Defying formula can help DEFY the signs of aging. We also love the Hill’s® Science Diet® Mature Adult Hairball Control formula.
Giving your cat age appropriate nutrition can help keep your cat healthy for years to come.
This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but Cheap Is The New Classy only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.