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Top 10 Best Senior Cat Foods

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Hartz Delectables Bisque Lickable Treat for Senior Cats Tuna Chicken (Box of 12) Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
Hartz Delectables Bisque Lickable Treat for Senior Cats Tuna Chicken (Box of 12) Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna - 12 Pack Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
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Hartz Delectables Bisque Lickable Treat for Senior Cats Tuna Chicken (Box of 12)

  • Hartz Delectables Bisque Lickable Treat for Senior Cats Tuna Chicken (Box of 12)
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Manufacturer: Hartz
EAN: 0032700110581
UPC: 032700110581
Model: 3270011058
Part Number: LKBLBNACHKBOX12
Size: 12 Pack
Warranty: Delectables Bisque Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats , Tuna & Chicken, 1.4 Ounce (Pack Of 12)
Height: 5.24 inches
Width: 3.35 inches
Length: 0.7 inches
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Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna - 12 Pack

  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
  • Delectables Stew Senior 10 Years + Lickable Wet Cat Treats - Chicken & Tuna  - 12 Pack
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Specifications:
Manufacturer: Hartz
Model: 03270011055
Part Number: 032700110550
Size: 12 Pack
Warranty: NONE
Height: 5.24 inches
Width: 3.35 inches
Length: 0.7 inches
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Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag

  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
  • Iams Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food With Chicken, 16 Lb. Bag
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Manufacturer: Iams
EAN: 0786714073287
UPC: 019014611874
Model: 10133666
Part Number: 10133666
Size: 16 lb
Warranty: n/a
Height: 4 inches
Width: 1 foot 1 inch
Length: 1 foot 8 inches
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Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag

  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
  • Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Adult Cat Food, 7 lb. bag
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Manufacturer: Summit Pet Product Distributors, LLC
EAN: 0030111541772
UPC: 030111541772
Model: 541707
Part Number: ROY-165
Size: 7 lb
Warranty: With nearly 50 years of scientific research and observation, Royal Canin continues to deliver targeted nutrition to feed every pet's magnificence. Not satisfied? Then neither are we. Our formulas are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. (Just contact us for more details.)
Height: 1 foot 4 inches
Width: 10 inches
Length: 5.5 inches
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Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans

  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Senior Pate Wet Cat Food, FOCUS Salmon & Tuna Entree - (24) 3 oz. Pull-Top Cans
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Manufacturer: Pro Plan
EAN: 0038100138859
UPC: 038100138842
Model: 038100138859
Part Number: 038100138859
Size: (24) 3 oz. Cans
Height: 7.9 inches
Width: 3 inches
Length: 10.8 inches
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NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag

  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
  • NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Senior Indoor Natural Dry Cat Food for Healthy Weight Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe, 3 lb. Bag
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Manufacturer: The Nutro Company
EAN: 0079105117470
UPC: 079105117470
Model: 10191057
Part Number: 10124020
Size: 3 lbs.
Warranty: NA
Height: 1 foot 2 inches
Width: 7.5 inches
Length: 4 inches
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Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans

  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
  • Purina Pro Plan Grain Free Senior Pate Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, PRIME PLUS Poultry & Beef Favorites - (2 Packs of 12) 3 oz. Cans
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Manufacturer: Nestlé Purina Wet High Velocity
Model: 17981
Part Number: 17981
Size: 3 oz
Height: 5.2 inches
Width: 7.85 inches
Length: 3 inches
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Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag

  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
  • Hill's Science Diet Dry Cat Food, Adult 7+ for Senior Cats, Hairball Control, Chicken Recipe, 15.5 lb Bag
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Manufacturer: Hill's Science Diet Cat
EAN: 0052742887708
UPC: 052742887708
Model: 8877
Part Number: 8877
Size: 15.5 LB
Warranty: 100% Guarantee your animal will love the taste or you can return the unused portion for a full refund to the manufacture
Height: 4 inches
Width: 1 foot 4 inches
Length: 2 feet
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Nulo Senior Freestyle Grain Free Dry Cat Food: All Natural Ingredient Diet For Digestive & Immune Health - Allergy Sensitive Non Gmo (Alaska Pollock, Duck/Sweet Potato Recipe - 12 Lb Bag)

  • Nulo Senior Freestyle Grain Free Dry Cat Food: All Natural Ingredient Diet For Digestive & Immune Health - Allergy Sensitive Non Gmo (Alaska Pollock, Duck/Sweet Potato Recipe - 12 Lb Bag)
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Manufacturer: Nulo Pet Food, Inc., us pets, NULOV
EAN: 0811939022410
UPC: 811939022410
Model: 61SP12
Part Number: 61SP12
Size: 12 Lb
Height: 1 foot
Width: 3.5 inches
Length: 1 foot 10 inches
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Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb

  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
  • Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food, Chicken & Brown Rice 7-lb
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Manufacturer: Blue Buffalo
EAN: 0859610000791
UPC: 859610000791
Model: 79
Part Number: 79
Size: 7 lb
Warranty: If you have a question that needs immediate attention, please call (800) 919-2833.
Height: 6 inches
Width: 9 inches
Length: 1 foot

An orange cat snoozes outsideSenior cat food is specially designed to deliver optimal nutrition to help aging felines maintain health.

 

Like people, cats will need proper diets to support themselves throughout the various stages of life. Just as kittens require specialized foods to support their growing bodies, so too do senior cats require diets tailored to their unique health needs.

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Ingredients to Look for in Senior Cat Food Products

Not all geriatric, or older, felines have the same health needs; this fact means that owners will need to work with their veterinarians to create individualized feeding routines for their older kitties. The best cat food is what a pet will actually eat and derive nutrition from, after all. There are, however, a few general things that pet parents can look out for when they shop senior cat food products:

 

Immune System Support. Older cats are at an increased risk for contracting diseases or succumbing to infections, according to the VCA. One way to help a cat fight off infection is to provide her with proper nutrition. Many senior cat food products will contain antioxidants and vitamins to help boost weakening immune systems. These products often commonly contain Vitamin E and Omega-6 Fatty Acids. These two items can also help cats maintain healthy skin and shiny coats.

 

Quality Flavors. As cats age, they might eat less if their sense of smell weakens, according to the VCA. As such, food with a stronger smell or more palatable taste might encourage an older feline to eat. Some stronger smelling foods are often derived from fish, like tuna or salmon. Additionally, many cats really enjoy the smell and taste of chicken and turkey. They are also typically easier on cats' digestive systems.

 

Meat-based Protein. Cats are obligate carnivores. This simply means that they eat primarily meat-based protein. Some products will be full of low-quality plant-based fillers, and cats will not derive much nutrition from these meals. As such, many cat-lovers are turning to grain-free items to care for their fur baby.

 

Whether the item is grain-free or otherwise, meat-based ingredients should be high up on the ingredients list. Owners should check that these items are primarily not by-products, which are often of lower quality and nutrition. Although individual animals' needs will vary, the VCA recommends moderate restriction of protein in older felines' diets.

Other Considerations

Besides the ingredients and nutritional values of certain products, pet parents also should consider the following factors when selecting the best food for a senior cat:

 

Ability to Chew. Some geriatric cats have a harder time chewing than others. So, blended, wet, or semi-moist products might be easier for an older kitty to consume.

 

Water Intake. Older cats may be at an increased risk of dehydration, according to the VCA. Wet cat food is naturally higher in water content than dry food. As such, wet food may help cats stay better hydrated than dry varieties. Either way, owners must ensure that their pets have access to fresh water at all times.

 

Caloric Needs of the Individual Animal. No two animals are the same! Some older cats might lose weight or muscle mass. Other older animals might gain weight due to decreased activity levels, among other factors. Pet parents need to take the current activity level and weight of their fur baby into consideration when picking out foods.

Final Thoughts

Fur babies are highly dependent on their owners for proper pet care. Cat-lovers should always consult a veterinarian before starting a pet on any new feeding routine. Cats with special dietary needs or health concerns, like senior cats, would especially benefit from professional veterinary advice.

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