The owner has been paying attention to the cat's diet. For cats of different breeds and ages, it is a problem that it needs to eat different cat foods or not. Everyone has different opinions.
First, the proportion of calcium and phosphorus in cat nutrition
Cats need a variety of nutrients, and minerals are also a very important group. Calcium and phosphorus play an important role in bone development. As the age of cats increases, the amount of calcium and phosphorus in food should gradually decrease. In particular, the phosphorus content is baby cats> adult cats> older cats. This is because the metabolism of phosphorus is mainly done in the kidneys. The older the cat is, the lower the ability of the kidney to metabolize phosphorus. In this way, if the adult cat or even the old cat is fed a baby cat food for a long time, it will easily cause kidney problems. Such as kidney failure.
In addition, the amount of sodium in the food should also decrease as the age of the cat increases. The older the cat is, the higher the chance of heart disease is. The sodium ion will cause a burden on the heart to increase. To reduce the burden on the heart, the sodium content in the food should be reduced as the cat age increases. Therefore, it is necessary to scientifically choose cat food for the cat, instead of blindly pursuing novelty, so as not to cause the cat's disease because of its own mistakes.
Second, the cat urine acidity
The urine acidity of the cat is gradually increasing with age. The uric acidity of cats under 1-year-old is generally below 6.5, and will gradually rise to 7 after 2 years of age. Therefore, most of the cat food has an acidifier added. But most of the baby cat food does not contain acidifiers, because the urine of kittens is inherently acidic. Therefore, it is not suitable to eat baby cat food for adult cats or older cats and eat adult cat food for the baby cat.