Owning a pet can be a wonderful, rewarding experience for both of you. But, as they grow into adult pets and then from adult into senior pets, their nutritional needs change. There is a wide variety of products specifically designed to give your pet exactly the right nutrients appropriate to their lifestage. This helps to ensure your pet stays happy and healthy, throughout their life.
Did you know…
- Kittens have a lot of growing up to do, and they do it very quickly. Within 6 months, your kitten will have reached 75% of their total body mass.
- A good kitten food also contains higher levels of essential minerals like calcium, to help build strong bones and teeth.
- Most cats glide gracefully from middle age into old age.
- As cats get older, their nutritional requirements start to change.
- In general, cats of 7 years and older start taking life a bit easier.
- For almost 40% of their lives cats are senior, so it’s important they eat a carefully balanced diet of key nutrients.
- Puppies have large appetites, but small stomachs.
- Puppies also have smaller mouths than adult dogs, so the smaller, bite-sized kibbles in puppy foods make them easier to chew.
- A dog will become a senior between 5 and 9 years old, depending on its breed size.
- Treats, including biscuits and chews, should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily food intake.
- A healthy, energetic puppy can burn up to twice as many calories as an adult dog!
- Older dogs are less active and particularly prone to weight issues.