Nutrition Principles for Sterilized Cats and Castrated Cats
What should be the nutrition of castrated and sterilized cats and cats? It is not difficult to answer this question: the diet must meet the needs of the pet and its age, be complex and varied
PRINCIPLE No. 1. FEED SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE NEEDS OF THE PET
Properly selected feed:
It takes into account the reduction in daily energy requirements, which means it allows you to maintain ideal weight.
Reduces the risk of cat lower urinary tract diseases and helps ensure a balanced urine pH.
Combines all essential nutrients, including vitamins A, C and E and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids.
A line of feeds that not only meet all these requirements, but are also enriched with the scientifically developed OPTIRENAL® kidney health formula, can be found in the PRO PLAN® range – PRO PLAN® Sterilised.
OPTIRENAL® contains antioxidants – vitamins C, E and β-carotene, to protect the kidneys from oxidative stress, and omega-3 and omega-6 arginine and fatty acids to support kidney function and reduce inflammation.
PRO PLAN Sterilised OPTIRENAL
PRINCIPLE No. 2. FEED SHOULD MEET THE AGE OF THE PET
When the pet is seven years old, to the already mentioned needs of castrated and sterilized cats and cats, a few more points should be added – the “age” features of health:
Aging digestive system
An increased likelihood of an imbalance in the intestinal microflora;
Decrease in muscle mass;
Fragility of bones.
PRO PLAN Sterilised 7+
The solution for mature, castrated and sterilized pets can also be found in the PRO PLAN® – PRO PLAN® STERILISED 7+ feed range.
This dry food contains the unique * LONGEVIS® formula, which extends the life of cats by an average of 1 year, supports basic * vital functions and balanced * intestinal microflora.
LONGEVIS® is a unique combination of ** nutrients, including Antioxidants (Vitamin E and Beta-Carotene), Natural Prebiotic (Chicory), Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids and High Taurine.
PRO PLAN® STERILISED 7+ also takes into account such aspects as the easy digestibility of ingredients and the increased need for proteins – the food is rich in high-quality fats, proteins and carbohydrates. In addition, he has a very tasty formula to compensate for the loss of smell and taste.
PRINCIPLE No. 3. THE APPROACH TO NUTRITION OF CASTRED AND STERILIZED PETS MUST BE INTEGRATED
In the matter of preventing the development of diseases, a caring owner has to take into account many details. In particular, according to scientific studies, the health of the oral cavity ** can cause problems with the health of the heart, kidneys and liver in cats **.
This means that special nutrition for neutered and sterilized pets should be supplemented with a feed that will prevent diseases of the oral cavity and improve the health of teeth and gums of a cat and a cat – for example, PRO PLAN® DENTAL PLUS.
This food contains the formula ORAL HEALTH COMPLETE®, developed to improve oral hygiene in cats, as well as substances that reduce calcium deposition and tartar formation.
PRO PLAN® DENTAL PLUS also contains nutrients that improve gum health – Vitamins A, E, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids derived from fish oil and have anti-inflammatory effects.
PRO PLAN DENTAL PLUS
PRINCIPLE No. 4. VARIOUS FOOD FOR STERILIZED AND CASTERED PETS
PRO PLAN NUTRISAVOUR STERILISED
Cats like dry crunchy granules and food, the moisture content of which reaches 80%. In addition, they perceive tender slices of PRO PLAN® NUTRISAVOUR STERILISED wet food with beef or chicken in a spicy sauce or jelly as a delicacy.
Wet food goes well with dry food, and such a diverse diet has significant advantages ***:
A cat that eats only dry food gets less water than a cat that eats dry and wet food. One of the consequences of insufficient water intake is the risk of diseases of the urinary system.
Combined nutrition contributes to the active functioning of the digestive system, such as the liver, pancreas and secretory cells of the intestine, which enhances the health of the gastrointestinal tract.
Treat the choice of food for your neutered or sterilized pet with care and care, and you will be able to maintain his health and longevity.
* European patent EP1637041B1. The PURINA study involved 90 cats aged 7 to 17 years.
** According to research by N.J. Cave, J.P. Bridges & D.G. Thomas (2012) Systemic effects of periodontal disease in cats, Veterinary Quarterly, 32: 3-4, 131-144
*** Clementine Jean-Philip, Fred Gzu, Karina Doare-Brooks. A review of scientific knowledge on diet therapy for lower urinary tract diseases in cats. Nestle Company, Vevey, Switzerland, 2008…