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. 

Customer Reviews
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  • Cats were not excited

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    It sounds like the perfect food for my older girls, but they did not care for it. I started out mixing it in with their old food and they stopped eating their kibble. I tried it alone and they wouldn't touch it. After about a week and a half I decided they were not going to have it period. Took it to the local shelter...maybe their cats will know it is an expensive food and will appreciate it!!

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  • RoyalCanin Aging 12+ Dry Cat Food great for senior cats

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    I have a domestic longhair cat Autumn who I recued a few month ago from a shelter. She is 15 years old and in good shape and I wanted to give her healthy food. She loves the dry food for senior cats as well the wet food slices by Royal Canin for 12+.It actually smells good too. We are very pleased.

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  • 18 yr. old Miracle cat thriving

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    My cat Olivia (nearly 18) is thriving on this food. She was lost for 2 1/2 yrs and traveled at least 75 miles to find her way home. She was starving and nearly dead when she arrived back home. She looks terrific and often runs around and plays like a kitten. I credit Royal Canin for much of her condition,

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  • It is a great food

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    It is a great food, the cats liked it. They are 11 and 11 1/2 years old and have been on a wet food diet all their life. Vet suggested to change them to dry food, and they are eating it

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  • Fantastic Food

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    My vet highly recommends this as her first choice of food for my senior citizen cat. Plus most important she will eat her food with out any complaints. A High Quality 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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  • Six out of six say no

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    I was hopeful that my senior kitties would enjoy this. One of my cats in particular doesn't have many teeth, and I thought the smaller pieces might be easier for her to pick up. Not one of my six cats would try it. When I mixed it with their normal food, they wouldn't eat that either. They're normally fans of Royal Canin (Weight Care and Siamese), but not this one.

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  • Picky feline

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    Love the service but my my picky 17 year old Clara Belle didn’t like it so much.

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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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