A balanced diet could help your cat live their life to the full

‘At Moycullen Vet Clinic, we recommend a good quality dry food for your cat’s diet. Try to avoid wet food diets as they contain a lot of sugar, salt and fat and so they are great for your cat’s teeth, waist line and general health.’

As you may well be aware, there is a lot of choice when it comes to considering what to serve up for your feline friend.  There are many factors to take into account, including your cat’s:


  • Age
  • Breed
  • Energy levels
  • Size
  • Dietary requirements/li>
  • Weight
  • Taste requirements


A kitten grows into an adult cat in roughly a year, so for 12 months they will require a certain type of food to help them grow and develop healthily. However, once your cat is fully grown, their dietary needs will change.

As each cat grows older they will develop their own personal preferences and requirements, which may not always include all the aspects of a healthy balanced diet. For this reason, it’s important that you monitor their diet to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need.

If your cat typically has low energy levels, or a laid-back lifestyle, then you must make sure that they are not being fed a diet that is high in energy and calories. All of the excess energy that they are taking on will eventually turn to fat and could lead to your pet encountering some health issues in the future.

If you require any more information about what foods are best to feed your cat, or to book an appointment with us please call 091 868572 today and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.

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