Neutering your cat is associated with a number of positive effects. The most obvious thing to some may be that you no longer need to worry about getting unwanted kittens. Neutering also lowers the sex-related behavior, such as the male cat’s constant urine marking. It also reduces the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Another fortunate thing is that neutered cats are less likely to be involved in accidents and fights that can lead to infectious and traumatic disease, which is part of the explanation why they usually live twice as long as an unneutered cat. So, what are the drawbacks then? Well, when a cat is neutered, the body’s metabolism and thereby energy consumption decreases – meanwhile, the cat’s appetite increases. In other words, the risk of weight problems gets a lot higher.
Today, more than half of Swedish cats are overweight. Often a result of inactivity and limited mobility, diabetes and arthritis are examples of disorders overrepresented among obese cats. Overweight cats may change their behavior in different ways – they wash less, which can lead to skin problems. They also tend to visit the litter box less than healthy cats, which can lead to urinary diseases.
At Royal Canin, we have long experience in developing pet food, specially adapted to the needs of the neutered cat. To prevent your cat from becoming overweight, the food for a neutered cat will have a low energy content, and the kibbles will weigh less per volume (low density), allowing the cat to eat a larger volume of food without gaining excess weight. In addition to this, the dietary fiber content is higher, which helps each meal bring a good sense of fullness to your cat. The food also contributes to a reduced risk of urinary diseases, by controlling the pH. Our products for castrated cats contain highly digestible proteins and important vitamins like E and C, as well as taurine and lutein which helps support your cat’s immune system.
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