Wet Cat Food for Senior Cats
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Help your senior cat get the nutrition she needs with a complete and balanced wet senior cat food. Chewy has a great selection of wet food for older cats, including
delicious canned senior cat food in a wide array of textures and flavors. We carry senior canned cat food formulas to suit every need, preference and health concern, so you should have no problem finding the perfect foods for your older kitty.
Cats over 7 years of age are considered mature or senior, and these cats can benefit from life-stage-specific cat food formulas and from wet senior cat foods in particular. Older cats often need help staying properly hydrated, so wet cat food formulas are the perfect way to add extra water to their diet. Cats in this age range may also need more protein, higher fiber and lower calories than active adult cats, so a wet senior cat food that fits this profile may help your cat maintain a healthy weight. Many senior canned cat foods contain added antioxidants for immune support or joint-supporting compounds like glucosamine, too.
Once cats reach 11 years old, their energy requirements often increase and preventing weight loss may become a priority. Feeding your kitty a wet senior cat food formulated for cats 11 years and up can help her stay hydrated and healthy. These senior cat food formulas are usually more calorie-dense and easier to digest, too. Some older cats may develop conditions like kidney disease or diabetes, so your vet may recommend a special prescription wet senior cat food to help with these issues.
Your vet is always the best source of information on what to feed your cat at any life stage. Talk to your vet about the best cat food for your senior cat, as well as how often and how much you should feed. Chewy has a great selection of senior cat food of all types, including both wet and dry senior cat food formulas, plus senior cat treats to keep your senior kitty happy. We also have special cat food bowls and feeders that can help with things like portion control and meal timing. Chewy has everything you need to feed your older cat like a pro. Shop our great selection of wet senior cat food and everything else you need for mealtime!
Transition your senior cat to wet food by first replacing 25% of your cat's daily diet with the new wet food. If your cat eats only dry food, give a quarter less than you usually do and add in a small serving of the new wet food as a separate "treat". You can also try mixing the wet food into the dry food if you are concerned your cat won't eat the wet food on its own. Increase the amount of wet food gradually, and decrease the amount of dry food, over roughly a week; you can try doubling the amount of wet food you give every other day or increasing it by 10% daily. Most senior cats will transition to wet food fairly easily, but you can consult with your vet for further guidance if you are having trouble.
The benefits of feeding your senior cat wet food include increased hydration, better weight management and easier digestion. Wet cat foods in general are easier to digest and help cats get extra water in their diet. Senior wet cat foods may be low-calorie, to avoid weight gain in cats 7 to 11 years of age, or they may provide necessary extra calories, ideal for cats 11 years and older. Be sure to consult with your vet about which senior wet cat foods may work best for your kitty and choose ones formulated specifically for your senior cat's age.
You should feed your senior cat the amount of canned food that provides the necessary calories for her weight, age and activity level. Consult the product feeding guide on your canned cat food to see how much food is recommended per day. Talk to your vet if you need further guidance on how much to feed, and go in for regular checkups to ensure your senior cat is maintaining a healthy weight.
The ingredients you should look for in your senior cat's wet food include real meats, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and taurine, which is essential for heart and eye health. Lots of artificial ingredients, flavors and colors may be signs of a lower quality cat food, so look for mainly whole food ingredients on the label. Your vet can help guide you on which senior cat wet food ingredients are best, and you can also use the product search tools on our site to find senior cat foods that perfectly fit your preferences.