Your Adult Cat
1 - 7 Years
At a year old your kitten has learned an awful lot to prepare him for adult life, the grounding of good nutrition should ensure that by this stage he is fit and healthy and ready to enjoy the future years. An adult cat is considered to be between the ages of 1 - 7 years. Balancing nutrition at this time allows him to get the most out of life. Cats' are quite individual, there are specific breeds with their own needs and you are able to buy breed specific dry and wet food. Their needs do vary though, some cats are indoor only, others out every night hunting and exploring, some very, very active some more snoozers in the sun but whatever is going on keeping them fit and well is important. There are many foods designed specifically for indoor, outdoor, active, overweight etc.
Choose a food based on its quality and ability to cover all the essentials, go by the guidelines in feeding quantities but make common sense decisions for example if your cat is particularly active you may need to increase its daily amount, a more sedate cat getting a little porky might need cutting back, you can tell, trust your judgement and make good healthy choices. Some cats are particularly fussy - try other foods, mix and match, stop a food they like before they get bored and then go back to it again. Cats that are happy to eat anything need checking, you are being kind by holding back a little and not letting them overeat, obesity in cats is increasing and with brings lots of health issues you want to avoid, not only for your cats' sake but also to keep away huge vet bills.
What is essential is that the ingredients are good quality and you can feel comfortable that you are not feeding them unnecessary additives, colourings, fillers and starches. Always make sure there is plenty of fresh water available at all times. Raw feeding is becoming more and more popular amongst cat owners, do come and speak to us if you are interested it is not as complicated as you might think and your cat will thank you!
We have a wide range of food specially selected food, treats and toys for your cat. We have even more available in store and love to have a chat about your new arrival.