Indulge your senior feline companion with our Chicken Cacciatore cat meal. Inspired by the tastes of Italy, and derived from the Italian term "Cacciatore," meaning "hunter," this recipe pays homage to the ancestral hunting prowess of our feline friends. This recipe is a complete and balanced cozy combination of Italian flavours, including chicken, tomatoes, and potatoes to create a delicious and nutritious dining experience. We are excited to share the key benefits of our Chicken Cacciatore recipe that will keep your senior cat purring with satisfaction.
Top Benefits of Chicken Cacciatore
1) Low Fat, High Protein:
Like the agile hunters of the wild, senior cats need a diet that supports their muscles, energy levels, and their changing nutritional needs. Our Chicken Cacciatore cat meal is thoughtfully formulated with a low-fat content and high protein levels to help maintain muscle mass and support overall health in your aging feline friend.
2) Supports Healthy Aging:
Embracing the golden years doesn't mean slowing down. Our Chicken Cacciatore recipe is designed to meet the evolving nutritional needs of senior cats, offering low sodium and phosphorus content to promote healthy kidney function. The optimal protein-to-fat ratio aids in maintaining muscle mass and supporting a healthy weight.
3) Antioxidant-Rich Ingredients:
Just like the sharp senses of a hunter, antioxidants are crucial for your cat's well-being. Our Chicken Cacciatore meal includes ingredients like tomatoes and omega-3 fish oil, which are rich in antioxidants such as lycopene and omega-3 fatty acids. These antioxidants shield cells from damage and contribute to your cat's youthful vitality.
4) High Moisture Content for Hydration:
Senior cats are prone to dehydration, which can lead to various health issues. Our Chicken Cacciatore recipe boasts a high moisture content, promoting hydration and supporting healthy kidney and urinary functions in senior cats.
5) Tailored to Picky Eaters:
We understand that senior cats can be discerning when it comes to their food. Our Chicken Cacciatore meal is crafted to be highly palatable, ensuring that even the pickiest of eaters will relish every bite and receive the necessary nutrients.
Beneficial Ingredients You’ll Find in the Chicken Cacciatore Dish:
1) Chicken & Giblets: A homage to the hunters’ prey, we use chicken breast, liver, and heart to provide an excellent source of lean protein, essential for maintaining muscle mass and promoting overall health in senior cats. By using the “giblets” we cater to a hunter’s instincts and provide many essential vitamins and minerals!
2) Pureed Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that supports cell health and has potential anti-aging benefits for your senior cat.
3) Russet Potatoes: Russet potatoes are a nutritious source of complex carbohydrates, providing energy and essential nutrients for your cat's daily activities and supporting the microbiome.
4) Omega-3 Fish Oil (Anchovy): Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to skin and coat health, support joint mobility, and have anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit senior cats.
Invite your senior cat to experience the tastes of Italy with our Chicken Cacciatore cat meal. Inspired by the hunting spirit and designed to meet the nutritional needs of senior cats, this recipe invigorates their inner hunter, keeping them youthful and spirited. Elevate your cat's dining experience with the flavors and nourishment of our Chicken Cacciatore meal.
Consult with your veterinarian to ensure it aligns perfectly with your cat's individual dietary requirements, so they can thrive like the agile hunters they are at heart.
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BSc.H. | MSc. Animal Nutrition
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