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Is it Time to Switch Cat Foods?

Did you know that your cat’s dietary needs can change? 

Cats, just like people, have dietary needs that can change and evolve. Age, activity level and overall health can all be factors in your cat’s changing dietary needs. However, many cat owners don’t realize that they need to change their cat’s food, and this can prevent your cat from getting all of the nutrients he or she needs. So, how do you know if it is time to switch your cat’s food? The following is a list of signs from our veterinary clinic in North Merrick that you need to change your cat’s food:

#1. New Life Stage

Cats go through three main life stages: kitten life stage, adult life stage and senior life stage. When your cat enters a new life stage, it’s important to talk to your veterinarian about their dietary needs. While almost all kittens are fed food that promotes growth, adult and senior cats have varying needs and issues, and your veterinarian will be able to help you find food that will work for your specific cat.

#2. Flaky or Dull Coat

Diet plays a big role in keeping your cat’s coat healthy and shiny. If your cat’s coat is looking dull or flaky, you may want to think about switching to a cat food that contains healthy fatty acids, such as Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.

These are just a couple of the many signs that you need to switch cat foods. Would you like to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.

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