Royal Canin Aging Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Cat Food, 7-lb bag

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Spaying or neutering changes a cat's life, and fortunately, so does Royal Canin Spayed/Neutered 12+ Dry Cat Food. Spaying and neutering is a simple operation that has a big effect on hormone levels in cats. And while these changes have many positive outcomes, like a friendlier demeanor and longer life expectancy, there is one challenge. As soon as 48 hours after surgery, changing hormones can cause a cat’s energy needs to decrease by 30% while also causing a 20% rise in appetite. This can lead to significant weight gain. As experts in health nutrition, Royal Canin designed Spayed/Neutered 12+, a specific formula that supplies a range of nutrients to promote healthy aging.

Key Benefits
  • Precisely formulated for spayed or neutered senior cats over the age of 12 years with easy-to-chew kibble.
  • An exclusive complex of antioxidants, including lycopene and omega-3 fatty acids support body systems through the aging process.
  • A moderate level of fat content helps your loved one maintain an ideal body weight.
  • Enriched with L-carnitine plus L.I.P. digestive science innovation that uses protein selected for its high digestibility.
  • Adapted phosphorous levels help to support renal function, as kidney decline is common in senior cats.

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  • Weight
    7.0 pounds
  • Brand

    Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition

  • Food Form

    Dry Food

  • Lifestage


  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Weight Control

Nutritional Info

Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Brewers Rice, Wheat Gluten, Wheat, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Powdered Cellulose, Natural Flavors, Soy Protein Isolate, Chicory, Fish Oil, Vegetable Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Psyllium Seed Husk, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides, Dl-Methionine, Potassium Citrate, Taurine, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, L-Tryptophan, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Trace Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate), L-Carnitine, Green Tea Extract, Lycopene, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

3,687 kcal/kg, 347 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 13.0% min
Crude Fat 17.0% max
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Phosphorus 0.48% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.6% min
L-Carnitine 140 mg/kg
Lycopene 7 mg/kg
Glucosamine 680 mg/kg
Chondroitin SulFate 70 mg/kg
Feeding Instructions
Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
6.6 lbs 3/8 cup 1/2 cup 5/8 cup
8.8 lbs 1/2 cup 5/8 cup 3/4 cup
11.0 lbs 1/2 cup 5/8 cup 3/4 cup
13 lbs 5/8 cup 3/4 cup 7/8 cup
15.4 lbs 5/8 cup 7/8 cup 1 cup
16.5 lbs 3/4 cup 1 cup 1 1/8 cup
18.7 lbs 7/8 cup 1 cup 1 1/4 cup
Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7-day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food. 

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  • Awesome Healthy Food for Our Picky Eater!

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    Our cat has just turned 14 and I knew it was time to research a new healthier cat food to help supplement his needs. So we did some research and came up with trying the Royal Canin brand and ill admit we have tried other health conscious foods in the past and he will just smell them and walk away. This stuff he chows down like he simply cannot get enough! I also notice that he seems more active and a better mood then before (unless it is just my mind being optimistic) But nonetheless we are going on 6 months with him on this food and I highly recommend it and so does Rocco! :)

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  • Can see the difference!

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    My now 14 1/2 year old female cat was diagnosed a year ago with pancreatitis. After a few nights at the vets with IV's and meds, we were concerned that she wouldn't eat or get enough nutrition without a feeding tube. Started her on Royal Canin Sensitive, and she ate it right away! Not only did she like it, but she started to thrive. Because of her age, I asked Royal Canin if they had any suggestions on a better food for her, and they suggested the Aging Spay/Neuter 12+. To say she loves it is an understatement. Every year we have with her now is a blessing, and this food is definitely keeping her healthy and happy.

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  • Not One Bite

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    I purchased this RC food to see if it would be helpful for my 2 senior cats (11 yrs. and 17 yrs.); however, when I put a "test" portion in with their regular food, they ate everything around it. Tried this several go! So, I will be staying with RC's Sensitive Digestion for all my 4-footed people because they do like that food and no regurgitation!

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  • still figuring it out

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    I was a little disappointed to see the bag was ripped when it came, but it was a small hole. Taped it up, the cats are still trying to figure if they like. I guess I didn't know it was seafood flavored. My litter likes turkey or chicken, but we're working it out.

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  • He liked it

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    My senior kitty needed a food that was lower in phosphorus, and I found this one after purchasing Royal Canin kitten for my new addition. He does eat it and likes it, but he seems to have trouble with the size/shape and crunching the food sometimes. He doesn't have dental issues. I think it would be better if it were shaped like the kitten food (which he's gotten in to and has no issues eating) or smaller pieces for easier eating.

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  • Love this new food

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    My cats love this new food. They have been on Royal Canin for many years, and I thought I would try this new formula. They are big fans.

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  • It's a Hit!

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    Don't often write reviews, but I felt I should. As Zoe has gotten older, she has gotten more particular what she eats. Based on other reviews I though I'd try this. Zoe really likes the food. This was our first order to Chewy and I was surprised when it arrived on a Saturday. Great service! I will definitely be a return customer.

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  • Great Food!

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    My cat Rocco is a male cat just over 12 years old and he was starting to gain weight and seem sluggish on commercial brand cat food. That's when I had an idea to research a healthier food with a trusted brand. He is a picky eater so at first I was scared it would be hard to switch foods. But he absolutely loves this brand and goes crazy for it! I also noticed he slimmed down just a bit and more energy! We will be sticking to this brand from now on :)

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  • Old toothless Wonder Gumbalina

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    Got a 14+ indoor only girl....who has no teeth, hyperthyroidism and hides from the other 6 indoor boys. She lives in the master bedroom with her food...I am always on the lookout for something for her with small kibble. She likes and prefers dry food. I scour Chewy constantly to try different products that match or supplement her health needs. So far this is a BIG hit as dry food. In fact, I have to hide her food when she is resting so the other cats don't get it.

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  • food for aging cats

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    My elderly rescue cat stopped eating prescription dry food, and I have to trick him into the wet. But - he loves this dry food. I actually have him eating something other than (hairball medicine) cat treats!

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