From the third week of the kittens are gradually fed solid food (meat, fish, etc.) from a flat dish, ie, begin to feed on the diet of growing youngsters. Filed under: Dr. Neal Barnard. When feeding, older cats need to take into account that the age-related cell death, proliferation and delay aging bodies lead to a breach of digestion and absorption. Such cats are also often observed poor dental health. In this period of life need for calories decreases and increases the need for protein, minerals, micronutrients and vitamins. However, it is primarily concerned with castrated or sterilized aging animals, but not cats, who, despite his age, still used for breeding and at reduced capacity for absorption in need of a large number of high quality and easily digestible food. Daily ration of older cats should be divided into 2-3 portions, ie, these animals are fed more often, avoiding unusual change of feed. It is better not to include in the feed was indigestible ballast material, animal bones and fish. Appetite loss in this period of life cats can prevent vitamin injections of sex hormones.
To avoid obesity or malnutrition aging cat, it must be properly fed, not forgetting the optimal ratio between the portions of food and the load. Corresponding to the needs of balanced feeding cats can be considered as a basis maintain its health and productivity (at the dilution). Cats have a common vitamin and mineral deficiency, as well as failure in some nutrients due to a monotonous diet or refraining from other food is a known perversity cats. .