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It’s been quite a while since I last talked about my furry friend, Beau. Life is quite hectic with a new baby that I’ve neglected some one on one attention with my first baby. Although, he’s not really a baby anymore, in fact, when I think about it, I’ve had Beau now for 8 years! He’s definitely no spring chicken anymore and while we do not know his exact age, I can tell you that it’s between 11-13. Just like with people, age can sneak up slowly on our loving pets. We might not always realize that our furry friends are starting to display some age related changes but I recently learned some signs to be aware of when it comes to our pets.
Thinking: Your pet is confused by ordinary things, like how to find his bed.
Activity: Naps have become more appealing than playing or exploring.
Interactions: Your pet doesn’t socialize with you as much as before.
Loss of Control: Although your pet is well-trained, he starts to have accidents.
Sleep-Wake Cycle: Sleeping patterns have changed, with more awake time during the night.
Thinking about these signs, I realized that Beau had shown a couple of them! As a member of our family, I want him to feel happy and included, despite the lack of attention that I sometimes give him in a day! One way that I can show him I care is provide him with delicious food that’s targeted for all aging cats. Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality is cat food with breakthrough nutrition scientifically developed to help support our cat’s ongoing vitality through increased activity, interaction and mobility.
Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality is formulated with ingredients to help support: Brain Function, Energy and Vitality, Healthy Kidneys & Bladder, Healthy Digestive Systems, and Luxurious Fur.
According to the TNS Pet Screener Study 2012, I learned that nearly half of pet parents don’t feed their 7+ pets food appropriate for an aging cat, and up until recently, I was one of those pet parents. Although I was visually aware that Beau was going through some aging changes on the outside, I never thought about what would be beneficial to an aging cat on the inside. During this opportunity with Hill’s Science Diet, we switched Beau’s cat food to Youthful Vitality in hopes to provide a healthier option for our aging furry friend. With a recipe that includes natural ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, fatty acids and antioxidants plus added vitamins, minerals and amino acids, I’m beyond content that not only is this a better option for him, but they are ingredients working together to fight the effects of aging.
Do you have an aging pet at home? If so you may want to consider trying Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality with your own 7+ pet and fight the effects of aging! Don’t forget your coupons!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s® Science Diet® . The opinions and text are all mine.