As your cat gets older it becomes less active and this is especially so in cats over 12 years old. The reduced activity can lead to weight loss and a weakening of the muscles. There might also be appetite loss because of dental problems and a reduced sense of smell. Your elderly cat may miss out on the important nutrients and vitamins it needs to grow old gracefully. This can cause its fur to become dull and thin, and it might suffer from sleeping and behavioural problems. A healthy nutrition, specifically directed at older cats can help your cat to lead a happy healthy life in its later years.
Old age can also affect renal performance, the joints, the immune system and the digestive tract.
Royal Canin Ageing +12 cat food contains everything your cat of 12 years or more needs to stay healthy:
Reduced stool odour : The natural ingredients in Royal Canin Ageing +12 cat food minimise the amount of undigested food and encourages gut flora. Nasty stool odours are reduced naturallyHealthy Ageing Complex for slower cell ageing: Rich in vitamin E and C, which together with polyphenoles from grapes and green tea neutralise free radicals and slow down the cell ageing process, and helping your cat to stay livelyReduced phosphorus and sodium contenthelps maintain kidney functionOptimum calorie content:appropriate for the less active lifestyle of indoors catsSpecial kibble shape: Soft inside and crunchy on the outside to encourage your cat to chewImproved dental hygiene: With sodium polyphosphates which bind the calcium in the mouth and prevents tartar build-upBalanced mineral content: for a healthy urinary tract with optimum pH-levels in the urine (pH 6-6.5)Gentle elimination of swallowed hair: This clinically tested formula activates the digestive tract and helps to gently get rid of hair which your cat has swallowed, thereby reducing the risk of hairballs formingBeautiful shiny fur: The high protein content and valuable nutrients and fatty acids support shiny healthy fur
For more than 40 years Royal Canin has made your pet’s health the prime focus of their work. This has led to the product range “Health Nutrition” amongst others. Only with the knowledge of your pet’s exact nutritional requirements and with respect for the individuality of every animal can the perfect meal be developed and produced to exactly meet your pet’s needs.
Vegetable protein isolate, wheat middlings (precooked), animal fat, rice, poultry protein (dried), vegetable fibers, animal protein (hydrolysed), corn, chicory, soya oil, fish oil, minerals, tomato [source of lycopene], psyllium (psyllium and covers), fructo oligosaccharides, green tea [source of polyphenols], yeast hydrolyzate [source of mannan-oligosaccharides], hydrolysed crustaceans [source of glucosamine], borage oil, marigold extract [source of lutein), hydrolysed cartilage [source of chondroitin].
L.I.P.:very high quality, highly digestible protein
Nutritional dietary additives:
Vitamin A (20,100 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (700 IU/kg), E1 [iron] (46 mg/kg), E2 [iodine] (3.6 mg/kg), E4 [copper] (10 mg/kg), E5 [manganese] (60 mg/kg], E6 [zinc] (198 mg/kg), E8 [selenium] (0.08 mg/kg), tryptophane [4.1 mg/kg), preservatives, antioxidants.
protein30.0 %fat19.0 %fibre4.7 %ash5.2 %calcium0.75 %phosphorus0.6 %magnesium0.03 %arachicdonic acid0.06 %biotine (vitamin H)3.04 mgchloride0.47 %choline2500.0 mgchondroitin sulfate and glucosamine1000.0 mgiron112.0 mgmoisture5.5 %folic acid11.7 mgiodine3.6 mgpotassium0.6 %copper15.0 mgL-carnitine50.0 mglinoleic acid4.04 %manganese70.0 mgmethionine0.85 gsodium0.3 %niacin (vitamin- B3)143.2 mgomega-3 fats0.9 %omega-6 fats3.12 %pantothenic acid51.3 mgplant fibers11.7 %selenium0.23 mgstarch29.4 %taurine0.2 %zinc228.0 mgvitamin A23000.0 IUvitamin B1 (thiamine)12.6 mgvitamin B12 (cobalamin)0.13 mgvitamin B2 (riboflavin)45.2 mgvitamin B6 (pyridoxine)39.5 mgvitamin C (ascorbic acid)300.0 mgvitamin D3700.0 mgvitamin E (tocopherol)600.0 mgcalories that can be burned4069.0 kcaldietary fibre11.7 %polyphenols150.0 mgDHA fatty acid0.5 mglutein5.0 mgarginine1.25 %L-lysine1.08 %methionine/cystine1.35 %nitrogen-free extracts35.6 mg