As your cat’s body goes through the changes that come with aging, your cat will need a diet that supports her body and metabolism. In particular, your cat will benefit the most from a diet rich in the following nutrients: Key nutrients for aging cats:
- Antioxidants: This group of molecules found in vitamin C and E help improve immune responses and neutralize a process in the body called peroxidation. Peroxidation is a normal function that eliminates cells that have outlived their usefulness, but it may also damage healthy cells. Antioxidants combat the potential damage to healthy cells.
- Prebiotics: A non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and/or activity of healthy bacteria in the digestive system. They’re specially important for older cats since they tend to have an increased numbers of unwanted bacteria and a lower number of beneficial bacteria in their intestines, which can result in digestive distress.
- Protein: All cats are carnivores. Protein in your cat’s diet will help preserve the muscles needed to continue to be physically active.
Regardless of your cat’s age, nutrition is the key to a healthy and happy life. At Pet Supermarket, we carry only the best premium pet foods and treats made from nutrient-filled natural ingredients.