Announcing a new Bzz campaign for new Hill's Science Diet Senior 11+ Age Defying cat food--if you are a senior cat owner, then this new cat food is for your cat! My cat is now about 14 years old, and I have been feeding him this new food from Hill's Science Diet for a couple of weeks now. This food's revolutionary formula provides an "exclusive bundle of antioxidants that help defend the body and brain against aging, fish oils and sources of omega-6 fatty acids for soft skin and coat, high protein and L-carnitine levels for increased lean muscle mass, controlled levels of phosphorous, magnesium and sodium for optimal bladder health and small kibble that is easy to chew and digest." It is designed for cats 11 years and older and fights the signs of aging with visible results in as little as 30 days. It will help your senior cat become more alert, interactive and playful and is available at pet specialty stores and select veterinarian's offices.
It is recommended to transition your cat over 7 days, but my cat accepted this food immediately and seems to really like the taste. It has not yet been 30 days since he started eating this food, so I have not yet noticed any changes in his health or activity level. Other than being somewhat overweight due to overeating, my cat has always been healthy overall and is still alert and playful despite his age. He stays indoors all the time, so he tends to be rather lazy but still has a huge appetite! He does have problems with hairballs, and I had hoped this food would better control this problem, but it has not seemed to prevent the hairballs so far. My cat seemed to have fewer hairballs with his previous Purina One hairball control formula. Although my cat likes the taste of the Hill's Science Diet food, since he does not have any apparent health problems due to his age at this point, I will probably switch him back to Purina One after the campaign since Purina One is more affordable and does seem to control hairballs better. If my cat does start to show signs of aging in the future, then I may consider switching back to Hill's Science Diet food, but right now, the hairballs are a bigger concern.
If any of you have senior cats who have tried this food, I would love to hear about it. Has anyone noticed visible changes in your cat's health within 30 days?