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Feeding senior cats - where are the tins?!

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by blackcatgirl, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. blackcatgirl

    blackcatgirl PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I am new to the forums.
    I have two over 11-yr old cats - both rescue ones from over the years. I have been recommended to continue to feed them both "senior" pet food (and wet food as one hasnt that many teeth left!).
    However, I am struggling to find any tins, only pouches. Are other forum users finding the same thing? Are there any 400g 'normal' sized tins of senior cat food anymore? I have found smaller 200g ones, but they are a mare to stack in the cupboard!

    Another query - I have recently given a 1-yr old cat a forever home. When they mix together, should I attempt to feed them separately due to requiring different cat food? Would it do the young cat harm to be eating senior food if I cannot stop them mixing together at food times?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. havoc

    havoc PetForums VIP

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    Who has recommended senior food? As I recall, when Hobbs and others researched this there was very little difference between normal adult food and the senior versions.
     
  3. HoneyFern

    HoneyFern PetForums VIP

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    Senior food isn't really a necessity, a good quality food is just as good. Then they can all eat it. A lot of people on here recommend Butchers Classic as it has a high meat content and no cereals - it's also one of the cheaper brands which is handy :D. Also, cats without teeth can still manage biscuits, you can let it soak in warm water if you prefer ;)
     
  4. blackcatgirl

    blackcatgirl PetForums Newbie

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    My vet did as one of the older cats has a minor kidney issue (nothing to worry about for now she said).

    I used to feed them on Bozita but was advised to move them both onto 'senior' food.

    Thanks for the comment regarding warm water and biscuits. Will give that one a try!
     
  5. blackcatgirl

    blackcatgirl PetForums Newbie

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    Wow really? Makes me wonder why the vet said that then :(
     
  6. havoc

    havoc PetForums VIP

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    Could be worth asking her for some specific information ie what does she believe is different in the senior version of cat food which is beneficial for your cat's condition.
     
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    Cazzer PetForums VIP

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    It's actually not a good idea to soak biscuits in water as it leads to bacteria multiplying.

    Better to ditch it altogether and feed a good quality wet. Less dehydrating as well
     
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