8 Of The Best Cat Food For Your Senior Cats


Just as we feed different foods to our kittens, we must consider our cats’ nutritional needs at any other age. While giving your senior cat regular food is not harmful, choosing food that caters to the specific needs of a senior cat is always a good idea.

The reason is that as they grow older, they require a greater amount of taurine and other vitamins to ensure that their bodies are healthy and that they can remain their energetic and chaotic selves. As we all know, arthritis and other age-related issues can affect many senior cats. So, in order to counteract this, we decided to talk about and recommend some of the best senior cat foods on the market.

1. Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Natural Mature Dry Cat Food


This one is an excellent choice if you want something with extra taurine and a main protein that is not derived from by-products. While chicken is the primary protein source, there are no grains to add fluff to the calories, which is always a plus in our book. It also contains lots of extra minerals and vitamins that have been proven to help with senior cats’ eyesight and hearing problems.

Our cats seemed to love its taste and we trust Blue Buffalo as a brand so this cat food is highly recommended if you have an aging cat.

2. IAMS Proactive Health Healthy Senior Dry Mature Cat Food


This is the cat food for cats with digestive problems. The calcium, phosphorus, and L-carnitine ensure that your cat maintains a healthy weight while also providing them the energy they require. This cat food also has no byproducts and the primary source of protein is chicken, which is always a plus.

However, it lacks taurine, which we believe is necessary for senior cats, but it is still a good all-around product. However, we would be remiss if we did not mention that our cat’s litter smelled particularly bad after eating this specific food, so unscented litter may not be the best option when feeding them this dry food.

3. Hill’s Science Diet Senior 7+ Canned Cat Food


If your cat enjoys tuna but dislikes chicken, this wet food will have them running circles around you. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals, so your kitty will get all the nutrition they need while enjoying this tasty treat. Vets all over the world recommend it, and for good reason.

Our cats couldn’t get enough of it, and we had to hide the rest of the packages because they kept asking for more. And, while it is a bit pricey, we believe it is worthwhile. However, we received the product in a can that was not as easy to open as other cans, so the ease of use is not great with this product.

4. Hill’s Science Diet Dry Food


If you have an indoor cat and want to give them the best diet possible, this could be the solution. The main source of protein is chicken, but it also contains fiber, which will aid in digestion. The ingredients are also of high quality, and this brand’s products are manufactured in the United States of America, so you don’t have to worry about the authenticity of the product or where it comes from.

However, it suffers from the same issues we discussed above, and our cats did produce much stinkier stool than usual. But that is irrelevant as long as our felines’ eye, heart, kidney, and joint health is excellent.

5. Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein, Natural Mature Dry Cat Food


If you want something that is grain-free and has no frills, this is the perfect option for you. It has no by-products and one of the highest protein levels we could find in dry food. It also contains a lot of omega fatty acids, which will keep your senior cat’s coat healthy and shiny throughout its life.

It is high in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, all of which are essential for your senior cat’s nutrition. However, high-quality ingredients come at a premium price but in our opinion, this is one of the best cat food options for your senior cat if you can afford that higher price.

6. Purina Pro Plan Senior Cat Food


If your cat has digestive issues, it may require probiotics, which is the main selling point of this dry food. It contains real chicken, so there are no by-products or low-quality ingredients to worry about. At the same time, it contains grains in the form of rice. In this case, the extra fiber is actually required to ensure the senior cat’s digestive health is excellent.

It does come in a large bag, so you won’t run out anytime soon, and while most of our cats liked the taste, some preferred other dry foods over this one. Not only that, but it is also on the pricey side, which is always a good thing to remember.

7. Nutro Wholesome Essentials Natural Dry Cat Food


This is the product for you if you want your senior cat to gain some weight. It’s free of by-products and is made with non-GMO ingredients. Not only that but the dry food has been fortified with extra taurine and omega-6 fatty acids which are always a plus in our book. It also does not contain corn, wheat, or any artificial preservatives, so you can be confident that your cat is eating only the highest-quality ingredients.

And, while our cats loved it, we wouldn’t recommend switching to it without first consulting with your veterinarian. We read a lot of reviews where cats became ill after changing their diet. So, mixing it into their regular diet to get them used to this brand first may be the safest option.

8. Purina Fancy Feast High Protein Senior Gravy Wet Cat Food


If you are looking for wet food with high levels of taurine, this may be the best option for you. Wet food already has much higher protein levels than dry food, but this one also has all-natural ingredients and is high in vitamin E, which is important for your cat’s skin.

This is also great for cats with sensitive stomachs, and it did help our kitty who has digestive issues, so we give it a thumbs up. However, speaking with your veterinarian first is always a good idea because there is always a possibility that switching to new cat food may make some cats sick.

When shopping for your senior cat, the only thing to remember is the ingredient list. Choosing something with more protein than grains is always a good idea. However, you must also keep an eye out for extra taurine and minerals to ensure that your kitty receives adequate nutrition. Of course, we can’t forget about the taste. After all, what good are all the vitamins if your cat won’t eat them?

We can only hope that this list of some of the most popular cat food brands was useful to you. And, if you believe we have left out a particular brand or product that should have been here, please let us know in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.

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