Monday, May 07, 2012

Iams Senior Plus - Keeping our Older Pets Healthy and Happy

Last September we lost one of our precious cats, Jezebel. She had just turned 13, a beautiful old girl. And she had kidney troubles. Now our remaining kitty, PJ Tricky, will turn 13 next month. And it worries me. We all know that our bodies, our energy levels, and our nutritional needs change as we get older. Well, it's the same for our pets.  I want to be sure that I do a good job (better job?) of addressing PJ's particular needs.

With my geriatric kitty in mind, I was really interested to try out Iams newly launched Proactive Health Senior Plus food. This food is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of cats aged 11 and up. This is an important recognition of the differences in the needs and physiology of aging pets.

Senior Plus works to support seven areas of your pet's health:

  • HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM- Antioxidants to help restore immune response to 
    that of a healthy adult cat.
  • HEALTHY BONES & JOINTS- Formulated to nourish healthy bones & joints.
  • HEALTHY DIGESTION- Tailored fiber blend, including prebiotics and beet pulp to 
    support your cat's digestive health.
  • HEALTHY WEIGHT- Helps keep older cats at a healthy body weight. L-carnitine to 
    help burn fat.
  • HEALTHY TEETH- Crunchy kibbles scrub your cat's teeth with every bite, helping 
    to reduce plaque build-up that can lead to bad breath.
  • HEALTHY HEART- Nourishes the heart with 7 essential minerals.
  • HEALTHY EYES- Taurine for healthy eyes.

This formulation is designed to promote great health and a high quality of life. I know that my PJ certainly does not maintain the same activity level he did as a younger guy, and a cat's metabolism slows down with age, just like a human's does. So I know he could use a food designed to help him maintain a healthy weight. And aging often leads to arthritis and other joint issues, so a focus in this area is important to me. (My own joints are a good example of this issue.)

I checked the ingredients, and the first listed ingredient is "chicken," which appeals to me. But will it appeal to my kitty? How does it taste?
PJ Tricky Seal of Approval

Do you think he could get his face any further into the bowl? I think it's fair to say this was a hit.
coming up for air

I am looking forward to continuing with this line of cat food, designed specifically with the needs of my Senior+ pet in mind. Iams also makes Senior Plus dry food for dogs, in both under 50 lbs and over 50 lbs (large breed) formulation.

To celebrate the introduction of this new product line, Canadians are encouraged to visit,  click on the “Iams Canada” image, and create a pet profile for a chance for their senior pet to become the Iams Senior Plus “Pet of the Week.” There is an adorable gallery of cats and dogs available for viewing. Fan votes will determine who becomes each Pet of the Week. By creating a pet profile, you will also be given nutritional tips based on your pet's life stage.

You can find more information on pet nutrition and choosing a pet food to fit various life stages at or

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I have received free product (Iams Senior Plus) to facilitate this post, and for PJ to review. All opinions on this blog remain my own (and those of my cat).

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