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How to transition your cat to Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Senior 11+ Healthy Ageing cat food


As we all know, transitions are not always easy. Take your feline friend, for instance—growing and changing from kitten to adult, to mature adult and now to senior. The arrival of each new life stage has required a change in your older cat’s diet in order to maintain proper health and nutrition.

Not only is it important to transition your older cat to a specially designed senior cat food but it’s important to transition correctly.

Go slow. Transitioning too quickly to a new cat food may result in vomiting or diarrhoea. A gradual transition from the current cat food to the new food is important to avoid stomach problems as a result of the new food.

Be patient. Exercising patience may be easier said than done, but it’s needed to help ensure your older cat accepts the new food. Also, if the new cat food has a different shape than your cat’s current food, it may take longer for your cat to accept the new shape. And that’s when ample portions of patience will come in handy!

Don’t forget water. If you’re switching from a canned cat food to a dry food, it’s important for your cat to drink an adequate quantity of water in order to prevent constipation. In this case, it may take seven days or more for the transition to be complete.

Transition Feeding Guide

Days Current food Science Plan™ Senior 11+ Healthy Ageing Cat Food
1-2 75% 25%
3-4 50% 50%
5-6 25% 75%
7 100%

This is a general guideline only. Your vet will recommend a transition plan specific to your cat’s needs.

Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Senior 11+ Healthy Ageing Cat Food Daily Feeding Guide

The following amounts are a starting point only. Your older cat may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.

  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
Body weight Dry food amount per day
2 kg 25 - 35g
3 kg 35 - 50g
4 kg 45 - 60g
5 kg 55 - 75g
6 kg+ 11g/kg

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