Sterilisation in cats brings about metabolic changes. This is why it’s a good idea to switch to a food specially formulated for sterilised cats, so that diet and physical health will be balanced.
Benefits of sterilisation:
This is why a change of diet is beneficial if your cat has been sterilised. Want to learn more about this? Read on!
Sterilised cats benefit from a diet specifically formulated with their needs in mind, a diet with:
ULTIMA’s foods for sterilised cats contain salmon or chicken, and are lower in fat and calories. Together with L-Carnitine and fibre, this helps with weight control. They also have the correct balance of minerals that helps to control the pH of your cat’s urine.
Furthermore, on all packs of ULTIMA you’ll find a table explaining how much you need to feed your cat each day, depending on how much they weigh.
As well as a change in diet, you need to remember that from now on there will need to be some other changes too in the way that you care for your cat. You should try to keep them fit, as they may become less active. It’s also important to keep an eye on how much your furry friend is drinking, to make sure that their urinary system is functioning correctly.
There are interactive games, for example scratching posts, or those that are rather like fishing rods, which encourage cats to get playful. If these are made of cloth or have feathers, this will serve as a reminder of possible prey, and so will be even more motivating. Playing with your cat helps them to maintain agility and muscle mass, as well as strengthening the bond between you.
Try using several drinking bowls made of different materials, give them wet food, or provide various different sources of water: this will encourage your cat to drink more, which is essential in helping to maintain a healthy urinary tract.
As we’ve seen, food for sterilised cats helps to keep your cat healthy, and at an ideal weight. Physical exercise and water consumption are also important factors for keeping your cat fit, and taking care of urinary health, so that your feline friend can enjoy a long and fulfilling life.