I have 3 cats -
- one around 10-11 years old (was a stray so I don't know exactly but not far from this)
- two littermates 6, nearly 7 years old.
All female and spayed. No particular breed, just "domestic short hair".
I am wondering if/when I should switch the older cat to the "senior" cat food? What are the actual benefits of that food if any?
Possible relevant information:
- I feed a variety of wet and dry food. Usually dry food overnight/in the morning (when I go to work) and a pouch of wet food in the evening
- stable weight over the last couple of years or so (older cat in particular did get a bit fat a few years ago due to being greedy but I got that under control!)
- no relevant health issues (diabetes etc) for oldest cat only a bad tooth and a fall from height a few years ago. Yearly visit to vets for vaccinations etc and all looks good, and I haven't seen anything that I found concerning.
- I occasionally give them tinned tuna, sardines etc but not as their regular meals.
- they currently all eat together (side by side) and seem to be part of one social group
The "senior" cat food is usually advertised as being for age 7-8+ (and I'm conscious that my 6-year-old pair aren't too far off of being 7...)
I would like to know in what way "senior" branded cat food is different, and whether/when I should switch to it.
I'm in the UK and the main brands I buy are Felix (Purina) "as good as it looks" "concoctions" etc and a variety of dry food.