Friday, October 18, 2013

Stinky the Farm Cat Meows to You About Senior Cats #HillsPet

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but The Maaaa of Pricilla only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article

Today's Farm Cat Friday is a very special post brought to you by a very special cat - Stinky the Farm Cat! She is going to meow to you today about being a "senior" cat.


Oh, I'm sorry! I was napping. I like to nap. I do not get to be featured on the blog very often so I am very happy to be starring here today. It's not because I don't want to it's mostly because I am a little bit older than Sherpa and Harry the Farm cats and therefore I am not as....adventurous as they are.


In fact, changing where I nap is sometimes the most adventurous thing I do in a day. Oooooh, that sun feels nice and warm on my old belly. How old am I? Well, that's a good question. The publicist says that any stray cat age is hard to figure out; I can meow to you that she found me in a campground in New Jersey. My previous owner was very, very mean and used to kick me. In fact I am still afraid of feet and loud voices. I was at least a year old when she found me and I have been living with her for 11 years now. 11 VERY GOOD YEARS! But I do feel my age sometimes.

Image courtesy Hill's Science Diet

Did you know that we senior cats need a different type of nutrition than younger cats? We do! Starting at age 7 our needs start to change as we transition from "adult" to "mature" cats. We need regular levels of phosphorus to keep our kidneys operating well. A targeted diet is important to avoid chronic problems like heart and kidney disease. We must also be sure to take care of our teeth. Once we get to 11 and beyond we can start getting a little cranky now and then - just like you humans. (Seriously publicist, I have seen you on your bad days. Own up to it!) A good, healthy diet geared especially towards the mature cat can help keep us in tip, top shape.


Take me for example. I mentioned that as an old cat my favorite pastime is napping. Especially on my heated cat pad in the winter. Every now and then though, I'll get a wild hair and I'll want to go out and play with my brothers, Sherpa, Harry and Pumpkin.


They are much younger than I am and they can stay out longer but I must admit that Sherpa takes good care of me. He does not let me get cold and he keeps me company. He will run around with me and make me exercise. This is important to help keep me from getting depressed. So eating right and playing are both important to making me a live to my full cat life expectancy.


Did you know that Hill's Science Diet® Age Defying™ Cat Food fights the signs of aging with visible results in just 30 days? Your publicists will see increased play and agility and less sleeping.

WHAT?!
I LIKE to nap.
But I also like to play.
Hmmm, this is a cat's conundrum for sure.
But I suppose that we all would like to feel younger.....


I will have to meow to the publicist about this senior cat food.
As soon as I wake up from my nap.
Here by the fire.
Where it's warm.
Warm is good.

But the rest of you should check out this great cat food. All of us older kitties can benefit from a diet made especially for us! I refused to be considered an old cat! There is still a lot of spring in my sproing!

You can find Hill's Science Diet on Facebook and YouTube

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but The Maaaa of Pricilla only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article

47 comments:

  1. I'm a senior and Mommy makes me play with puzzle toys. It's good to keep the mind active while diet is important to keep the body healthy. :)

    ...Whisky

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    1. Whisky - you are an inspiration! ~Stinky

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  2. Stinky that sure was an excellent review. We just might have to try that food on our two older kitties, Lucky and Mister. Just hope they will eat it. Loved seeing all those pictures of you. Take care.

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    1. Marg - you have so many kitties I am sure you are dealing with all stages of kitty maturity. I like the Hill's Science Diet food I taste tested last post. It was very good ~ Stinky

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  3. Good job, Stinky. You must need a nap now

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    1. Yaaawwwwn. Quite possibly. But I have work to do yet. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I will nap soon.
      ~Stinky

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  4. hi stinky! nice to see you make a starring appearance!

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    1. I am very happy to be starring for a change on the blog. I was purrfect for this topic.
      ~Stinky

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  5. Sure love to hear the cat's opinion of the subject. We have been with science diet for year. I only wish it was more available through the big box stores

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    1. I know - my publicist says that is a problem for her too. Thank you for stopping by!
      ~Stinky

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  6. What a pretty guy! So glad he found a good farm home. My princess of a farm cat is also living the good life and she is into special food for mature cats as well.

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    1. I am a very lucky kitty! Thank you for visiting! It is a good life to be a farm cat.
      ~Stinky

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  7. What little sweeties! We have 3 cats & I definitely agree older cats need different food than younger.

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  8. Thank you Ellen. It is nice to live in a multi-cat family. Thank you for stopping by.
    ~Stinky

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  9. I never thought about the fact that older cats need special food too! The kidney function thing makes perfect sense!

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    1. It is very true and I am happy to have a food just for me. Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Stinky

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  10. Very nice to meet you Stinky. You are a kitty super model!

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    1. Thank you Jenn - it is because I take care of myself even though I am "mature." I eat right and get my erm, beauty sleep.
      ~Stinky

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  11. Your cats are so beautiful. You're very luck to have them!

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    1. Thank you. I do enjoy my three brothers - most of the time.
      ~Stinky

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  12. It's about time to switch my furbaby to senior food- Hill's is great for targeted nutrition, and always recommended by our vet.

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  13. They are indeed Jenna and it tastes good too!
    ~Stinky

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  14. You do look good for your age. Do you suppose they make a senior goat chow?

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    1. Pricilla maaaed at me about that - no, only for kitties and doggies. It would be good though, wouldn't it?
      ~Stinky

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  15. You did a great review Stinky! We think you should be on the blog more often! We're both 7 years old so we should get on mature food now too.

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    1. Time flies when you are a kitty (or two) having fun!
      ~Stinky

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  16. What an absolutely gorgeous cat! ALL your cats are beautiful and look like a lot of fun ^.^
    Having a good, quality pet food is quite essential, especially when your furry friends grow older!

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    1. Kayla! I am blushing! Thank you. I am the only ladycat in this household so it's nice to know my looks are holding out. I think my senior cat food helps with that.
      ~Stinky

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  17. Love this post! So funny and well written. Love the idea of writing it in the cat's perspective. I don't have a pet cat, but I could see a post similar to this for the family dog. - Katy

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    1. Thank you Katy. Usually Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla writes the posts but we cats get to star on Fridays.
      ~Stinky

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  18. Stinky, you make me miss my cats! Amelia and Higgins always loved napping the sunny window just like you are in the photo above. Thanks for making me smile!

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    1. I am glad I could make you smile. I will ship you Harry the Farm cat if you like,,,,
      ~Stinky

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  19. This is so funny! Your cat is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you Melissa. I think I look good for my age. I learned some tricks from the publicist. She's older than dirt.
      ~Stinky

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  20. Whoa! Nice to meet yo Stinky. Great review. You don't look like a senior cat and you were once my neighbor in NJ. Well, not really cos I'm not that old. I'm getting some Hills some to try.

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    1. The publicist lived in NJ from 1971 'til 2003. She moved there with her family from Philadelphia. I went traveling with her and the male person in the fifthwheel and I saw a lot of places. I am very happy with them here in Montana. I hope you like your Hill's Science Diet food!

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  21. Stinky, you have done a very fine job talking about senior cats and the need for good nutrition. You look good both sleeping and in fine form outside. Pixie and Pyewacket are just turning 18 months old, but I will remember this information. And I have a very good vet who will help too.

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    1. Thank you. I tried very hard. Your kitties are still growing and have different needs. I'm sure your nice vet can tell you what. It's been a long time since I was a teenager.
      ~Stinky

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  22. and p.s., Stinky, Pixie and Pyewacket are from New Jersey too, rescued at 5 weeks old, mom was a feral cat.

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    1. Lots of NJ kitties today. The publicist used to trap and fix cats when she lived in NJ. She lived in a wildlife refuge and people would dump cats all the time. There was also a large feral population.
      ~Stinky

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  23. I totally love that you wrote your post from your cat's perspective :) We have used Hill's both for our cats and our dog and always love it!

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    1. I am glad to hear that! This is Pricilla's blog - she usually writes it but on Fridays we Farm cats get to share our adventures. Thank you for stopping by.
      ~Stinky

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  24. We liked the page, Stinky darling! I am getting close to "senior status" (I am 9) so prolly I should start eating that stuff. But right now I am eating a lot of kitten fudz because I had a bad bout of the barfies & furballs in the really hot muggy weather we was having and the vet said I should have some very easy-to-digest food for a bit. I LOVE kitten food but I know it really isn't good for me all the time so in a week or so the Human said she is going to start giving me my regular foods again. Bah!

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    1. You prolly should not have eaten that big ball of white fur Spitty. Yes! I know all about that. Kitten food is good but it is not so good for us older kitties on a full time basis. I am glad you are starting to feel better.
      ~Stinky

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  25. I love that your cat wrote this ;) The photos are great, makes me wish I was really a cat (hey, I want to lay in the sun!)

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    1. I live a really good life here on the Farm. I'm well fed and get lots of pets.
      ~Stinky

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