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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food

Product Overview

PURINA VETERINARY DIETS® essential care® Senior Formula For Cats is specially formulated to help support the unique needs of your senior cat. It contains inulin, a natural source of fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive system, and turkey, a source of quality protein to help maintain strong muscles to help keep your senior cat purring. Veterinary exclusive product (only available at veterinary clinics).

Available Sizes
  • 1.6 kg & 3.6 kg bag

Ingredients & Nutrition

Turkey, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, chicken meal, soy protein concentrate, soy protein isolate, dried egg product, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, powdered cellulose, wheat flour, fish meal, soybean meal, animal liver flavour, gelatin, fish oil, inulin, potassium chloride, L-lysine monohydrochloride, salt, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, taurine, Vitamins [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K)], Minerals [zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, manganese sulphate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], citric acid, DL-methionine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C).  F-4615-C

Made in the USA. Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada, 2500 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 1K8

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Veterinary Diets Essential Care Senior Formula for Cats provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min)

42.0%

Crude Fat (Min)

14.0%

Crude Fibre (Max)

5.5%

Moisture (Max)

12.0%

Linoleic Acid (Min)

1.5%

Calcium (Ca) (Min)

1.0%

Phosphorus (P) (Min)

0.8%

Vitamin A (Min)

10,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (Min)

400 IU/kg

Taurine (Min)

0.15%

Feeding Guidelines

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance. 

Weight of Cat (kg) Weight of Cat (lbs) Feeding Amount* (cups)
2 - 4 5 - 9 1/4 - 1/2
5 - 6 10 - 14 2/3 - 1

*Using a standard 250 ml (8 oz) measuring cup which contains approximately 122 g of Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Cats. 

ADULT CAT FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

It is important that you feed Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Cats to your adult cat "free choice" throughout the day, rather than as just a single feeding only at mealtime. Food intake required to maintain ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment. Monitor your cat's weight, and adjust food amounts accordingly. If you have a kitten, or a pregnant or nursing cat, you should continue feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Kitten Formula.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO PURINA VETERINARY DIETS essential care SENIOR FORMULA FOR CATS

Although you'll be anxious to see the difference Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Cats can make in your cat, please allow 7 to 10 days to ease the transition from your cat's current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Cats until you're feeding Purina Veterinary Diets essential care Senior Formula For Cats exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

FRESH WATER, PROPER DIET & VETERINARY CARE

Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your cat daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your cat healthy. If your cat hasn't had a check-up in the past year, please make an appointment today.

STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

Calorie Content (fed)
Metabolizable Energy (ME)

4077 kcal/kg
499 kcal/cup

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • twilson688
  • February 7, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Grimsby, ON, Canada

my Geriatric Cat Loves it!

I have been buying the canned and dry formulas for about a year now. With 4 geriatric cats in the house, i was finding it difficult to meet the needs of each individual. Once i was about a month into this food, i was noticing positive changes in each cat! My eldest is a 17 yr old DSH living with cancer and kidney disease for 2 years now.. he has gained a healthy weight and is more bright and having a great quality of life! Talk to your veterinarian about ordering this food for your kitties!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • melissacstevens
  • June 14, 2018
Loyal pet owner from St.John's NL

Great food

My cat has food sensitivites and this food seems to be the only thing she keeps down:)

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Jodi
  • March 4, 2019
Loyal pet owner from Edmonton

My cat loves it

It has been a great food to help my senior cat stay healthy!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Nini N
  • March 15, 2019
Loyal pet owner from St. Catharines Ontario

This formula saved my cats life.

I had 3 cats Loki was the oldest passed away a short while ago. The two that are left one wasn't well. I took to the vets. "Kali" is diabetic. I have had her on the dietary maintenance for going on 2 yrs. She needs no insulin. This product is what Mortimer eats as well. They are happy health cats.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • TomsBestie
  • February 8, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Halifax, NS, Canada

saved his life

when my cat Tom was diagnosed with diabetes this cat food saved his life..he only had to take needles for a few weeks and this wonderful food regulated his blood sugars to get him off the needles (which he hated me giving him the needles). He was able to live a wonderfully spoiled life for many years ...When he passed he took a piece of my heart but his memory gave me the desire to foster cats and dogs to find them their wonderful new forever homes.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Linda1217
  • March 13, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Toronto, ON, Canada

She loves it and is finally gaining weight!

I just picked some of this up at my Vets last week. My beautiful grey tabby was getting thinner every day and had trouble keeping food down. Since offering her this food, she is eating every bit on the plate, starting to gain weight and playing once in a while. I was starting to give up hope. I am a senior, just like her, so finding the money to buy this food will be difficult. But it has made such an immediate difference, I owe it to her and me. Thanks.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Shreddiekinz
  • August 17, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Airdrie, alberta

Saved our Donut!

We were recommended this food from our vet when our Feline Leukemia cat stopped eating. This was about 6 months ago and she has since gained weight and still continues to get excited at food time. All our senior babies now eat it including our dog with the senior wet dog food. Love it!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Stephavril
  • August 18, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Montreal
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My cat loves this food!

My cat had digestion problems and since I started giving her Purina'a Essential Care, she has energy and finished with stomach problems!

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 5/5
  • Corvid
  • January 21, 2019
Loyal pet owner from Toronto, ON

Our 19 year old cat loves this!

Our vet recommended this food for 19 year old Jake a couple of months ago. He loves it, and it is now his favorite tinned food by far.

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Purina® Veterinary Diets essentialcare® Senior Formula Dry Cat Food
  • 4/5
  • KatRae
  • April 29, 2018
Loyal pet owner from Brantford, ON

High Palatability

Got this to try with our senior cat. Unfortunately didn't help with his bowel issues, but he does quite enjoy the food anyways (as do the other cats!)

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