Keeping our Senior Cat Healthy and Happy with Hills Science Diet Urinary & Hairball Control Formula Cat Food

by TheParentSpot
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Out cat Oz turned 19 this year.

That’s a huge milestone. Oz has been with me longer than I’ve been married. He’s been with me so long, in fact, that I can’t really remember a time when he wasn’t around.

Even more amazing, he’s pretty healthy for his age. Other than some to-be-expected age-related issues, he’s still happy and healthy; albeit a bit slower than he used to be.

My Cute and Playful Kitty
Our cat Oz, age 19

I think that one of the reasons that he’s been with us so long, and that he’s still so healthy at 19, is that we’ve always fed him quality cat food.

Before Oz, I had a lovely cat named Tigger, who had chronic urinary health problems. What helped him a lot with his urinary health was feeding him a great cat food for urinary health. So, I did the same with Oz.

I really love that Hill’s® Science Diet® Urinary & Hairball Control formula (available at PetSmart) is formulated to support the health of the whole urinary system, from kidneys to bladder, through an optimal level of magnesium and natural fiber to help avoid hairball formation in healthy adult cats.

Hill's Science Diet Urinary and Hairball Control at Petsmart wet food
Hill’s® Science Diet® Urinary & Hairball Control on the shelves at my local PetSmart

It seems that I’m not alone in urinary problems with cats.  Urinary infection is the #1 reason cat owners visit a veterinary clinic**. That’s a lot of visits to the vet!

I started buying cat food to help with my cats urinary health, but at the same time I was starting to have problems with constant hairballs. 

Not only are hairballs pretty darn disgusting to step on in the middle of the night, but they’re definitely irritating for cats as well. In fact, hairballs are the #1 condition in cats for pet parents*.

Hill’s® Science Diet® Urinary & Hairball Control formula is the only food that supports BOTH urinary health and reduces hairballs in healthy cats. That’s definitely a huge win for me, with a senior cat around!

You can find out more on the PetSmart website, and @PetSmart on Twitter.

Sources: *TNS 2012 Pet Ownership Fact & Figures ** Veterinary Pet Insurance Data, US, 2012

Hill's Science Diet Urinary and Hairball Control at Petsmart dry food

This post is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Feline Urinary Hairball Control food but The Parent Spot only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s® Science Diet® is not responsible for the content of this article.

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Sarah Anderson February 29, 2016 - 11:55 am

My parents cat Elmo just turned 19 earlier this year too and he is also super healthy! The only issue he really seems to have is he has gone completely deaf. You can stand right behind him and yell his name but he won’t even flinch, but you touch him he will jump and yowl.

Cross February 14, 2018 - 5:11 am

Oz looks so wise, like my granddad 🙂


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