Cats often put on weight after they are neutered. Hormonal changes affect the metabolism which less able to regulate the energy intake. Whereas before your cat would only eat as much food to provide it with energy it needed, after neutering you may notice that your cat doesn’t recognise when it has eaten enough. This can lead to body weight issues. Older cats also have age specific issues such as reduced mobility or kidney function problems.
Within 48 hours of neutering your cat’s food intake has increased by 20%. However, the energy it needs has reduced by about 30%. Lowering the calorie intake leads to a slight increase in blood sugar levels and helps to prevent premature hunger. Urinary stones are frequent in overweight, neutered cats, especially if they do not drink enough water. Controlled levels of minerals and acidification of the urine help to keep your cat’s urinary tract healthy. Increased levels of protein with high biological value will help maintain muscle mass.
Royal Canin Sterilised 7+ Appetite Control dry food was developed especially for older, neutered cats with a tendency towards obesity:
- Aging process: with a special recipe to ensure your pet stays healthy
- Controlled supply of energy: reduced fat content (12%)
- Fewer carbohydrates: such as starch which can increase feelings of hunger
- Enriched with L-carnitine: (200 mg/ kg) to mobilise fat reserves
- Supports a healthy urinary tract: by controlling the urine pH values (pH 6 to 6.5)
- Promoting and maintaining muscle mass: with increased protein content (37%)
Royal Canin Feline Sterilised 7+ Appetite Control is a complete dry cat food.
|Cat’s weight||Amount per day in g|
The recommended feeding amounts are only guidelines and should be adapted to suit the individual needs of your pet to ensure that it maintains an ideal body weight.
Should your cat’s weight exceed the normal weight please reduce the daily amount food.
Please make sure your pet always has enough fresh drinking water available.
Dehydrated poultry protein, corn, ligno cellulose, vegetable protein isolate*, corn gluten, wheat, animal fats, hydrolysed animal proteins, minerals, beet pulp, fish oil, soya oil, yeast, psyllium (husks and seeds), fructo-oligo-saccharides, green tea and grape extracts (source of polyphenols), hydrolysed crustaceans (source of glucosamine), marigold extract (source of lutein), hydrolysed cartilage (source of chondroitin).
*L.I.P.: Selected easy to digest proteins with high biological value.
Vitamin A (20300 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (700 IU/kg), E1 [iron] (43 mg/kg), E2 [iodine] (4.3 mg/kg), E4 [copper] (6 mg/kg), E5 [manganese] (56 mg/kg], E6 [zinc] (168 mg/kg), E8 [selenium] (0.08 mg/kg), L-carnitine (200 mg/kg), preservatives, antioxidants
|arachicdonic acid||0.06 %|
|biotine (vitamin H)||3.08 mg|
|chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine||500.0 mg|
|folic acid||11.8 mg|
|linoleic acid||2.89 %|
|niacin (vitamin- B3)||142.0 mg|
|omega-3 fats||0.65 %|
|omega-6 fats||3.06 %|
|pantothenic acid||52.1 mg|
|vitamin B1 (thiamine)||12.7 mg|
|vitamin B12 (cobalamin)||0.13 mg|
|vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||45.9 mg|
|vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||40.0 mg|
|vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||200.0 mg|
|vitamin D3||700.0 mg|
|vitamin E (tocopherol)||600.0 mg|
|calories that can be burned||3496.0 kcal|
|dietary fibre||19.1 %|
|DHA fatty acid||0.3 mg|
Available Seize: 400 g, 1.5 kg, 3.5 kg