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Cat Diet & Nutrition

Your Cat's Diet & Nutrition

As your cat grows older, and its lifestyle changes, its dietary requirements will change. At Petmania our Petcare Advisors are on hand to help you provide your cat with a nutritious and balanced diet. If you are concerned about your cats diet, weight or life stage, please do not hesitate to ask.

Cats are carnivores, which means that they eat meat, so it is important to include a high content of meat in their diet. There is a wide range of specialist cat food available on the market, designed to cater for breed specific, age specific, activity level or special dietary requirements. Access to clean fresh water daily is required for all cats.


Kittens have smaller tummies, so you will need to feed them at regular intervals three to four times a day up to the age of about six months, and about twice a day from six to 12 months. Because they are growing and active, a food with a higher protein content is recommended.

If you are weaning kittens, a specialist range of food is available in store for young tummies.

Adult Cats (1-6 years)

A constantly changing diet will cause your cat to get an upset tummy, so it is advised to find a food that suits your cats requirements and stick to it. If you cat lives outdoors, she will need a diet with a higher fat and protein count, to provide more energy, as outdoor cats tend to be more active.

Senior Cats (7+ years) 

As your cat enters her senior years, she her dietary and nutritional requirements will change again. Specialist blend foods for senior cats contain more tempting flavours for weakened sensitivity of the palate, as well as a lower calorie count to prevent weight gain which can be a problem in aging cats due to reduced activity levels.

If you are concerned about your cats weight, we offer a free weight check service in store.

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