Eating In: The Dietary Needs of Your Indoor Cat

The lifestyle of an indoor cat differs greatly from that of an outdoor cat. Often, an indoor cat has a lower exercise level than one that lives outside. And, since she has more time to groom, an indoor pet is more likely to develop hairballs.

Encouraging indoor exercise can help your pet stay fit and healthy. An increase in activity and decrease in mental stagnation may help prevent many behaviour and grooming problems. Create a positive and enriched environment with activities like grooming your longhaired cat once a day or brushing a short-haired cat once a week can help mental stimulation and hairball issues. For other practical suggestions about active play to help stimulate a domestic house cat, read Cat Workouts and Exercise Tips from the experts at Hill's.

It's also important to nourish the good life enjoyed by your pet with a food specially formulated for indoor cats , such as Hill's™ Science Diet™ Indoor Cat food.

Always consult your veterinarian if you have questions about your cat's health.

Indoor Cat:

  • Ideal for spayed or neutered cats who are generally more sedentary.

  • Helps maintain healthy weight with levels of energy appropriate to an indoor lifestyle.

  • Antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.

  • Unique natural fibre technology reduces hairballs and helps comfortably 
    move hair through a cat's system.

  • High carnitine helps turn fat into energy while maintaining lean body mass.

  • Precisely-balanced nutrition for an indoor lifestyle.

Try any of these formulas:

  • Science Diet™ Indoor Cat Adult Dry - for cats age 1 to 6

  • Science Diet™ Mature Adult Hairball Control - for cats over age 7

  • Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Kitten - for kittens less than 1 year old

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