Ask Seth: Nutrition For Senior Cat

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4 Responses

  1. Diane Lanigan says:

    Are we feeding a cat or a ferret? I don't understand the answer to the question. I thought the question was about a senior cat and what the difference is between the 2 diets…Should we be feeding ferret food to senior cats?

    • Brenda says:

      I'm confused too. The question seems to be about a senior cat eating ferret food. The answer seems to be about what food a ferret needs and why NOT to feed it cat food. Now that the question has been asked, I would also like to know if I should consider switching my senior cat to ferret food.

  2. Seth (askseth) says:

    Hi! This is Seth. I'm sorry for the confusion, the question was supposed to read as: "I have been feeding senior cat food to my ferret for the past year, and my new veterinarian suggested that I switch him to a ferret diet.

    Senior cats need the balanced diet that is found in senior diet. Ferret food should never be fed to cats because it does not have enough essential amino acids (especially Taurine) cats require.

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