Print Senior Cat Health: How Your Senior Cat’s Body Is Changing

As senior cats age (7+ years), their nutritional needs change as well. Research has shown that special nutrition can proactively help manage body condition problems such as obesity and loss of muscle mass—common concerns when it comes to senior cat health.


Due to changes in their metabolic rate, senior cats tend to gain weight despite consuming fewer calories. They benefit from eating a diet with reduced fat levels and lower caloric density than adult maintenance foods.

Loss of Muscle Mass

Protein is the building block of muscle tissues. It is important for maintaining muscle tissues, muscle strength, and mobility. Recent Eukanuba® research has shown that senior cats who eat a higher-protein diet maintain muscle mass. By feeding your cat a diet with optimal protein levels for muscle maintenance, you can help her continue to be physically active.

And a complete and balanced diet with an adjusted ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids nutritionally supports coat health and the natural healing process.

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