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Meets mature cats’ dietary needs with a healthy aging complex and balanced vitamins and minerals

Helps maintain healthy weight in senior cats that have reduced activity levels

Promotes renal health with specific phosphorus levels

Perfect complement to Spayed/Neutered wet cat food formulas

Does your senior cat meow for more even after they've emptied their bowl? They may not be feeling full. That’s because of a common hormonal change that happens after a cat is spayed or neutered, causing a spike in hunger and decline in energy needs. This change lasts long into their senior years, and could lead to your cat putting on excess pounds.

Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered 12+ dry cat food is specifically made for the unique nutritional needs of your senior cat. This formula is designed with an exclusive blend of antioxidants, including lycopene and omega-3 fatty acids, to support your beloved senior kitty as they age. Moderate levels of fat content help maintain an ideal weight. And adapted phosphorus levels help support kidney health. Try pairing with Royal Canin Appetite Control Spayed/Neutered wet cat food for a meal your cat will love.

Corn, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, wheat, chicken fat, chicken meal, natural flavors, powdered cellulose, dried chicory root, soy protein isolate, fish oil, vegetable oil, calcium sulfate, grain distillers dried yeast, dried tomato pomace, calcium carbonate, taurine, psyllium seed husk, potassium chloride, sodium pyrophosphate, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, potassium citrate, DL-methionine, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, riboflavin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], hydrolyzed yeast, L-tryptophan, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], glucosamine hydrochloride, L-lysine, L-carnitine, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), green tea extract, chondroitin sulfate, carotene, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3687 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 347 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 28.0%
Crude Fat (min) 13.0%
Crude Fat (max) 17.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 7.0%
Moisture (max) 8.0%
Phosphorus (min) 0.48%
Omega-3 fatty acids* (min) 0.6%
L-carnitine* (min) 140 mg/kg
Lycopene* (min) 7 mg/kg
Glucosamine* (min) 680 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate* (min) 70 mg/kg.

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Cat Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/8 cup (35 g) 1/2 cup (44 g) 5/8 cup (53 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/2 cup (43 g) 5/8 cup (54 g) 3/4 cup (65 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g) 5/8 cup (63 g) 3/4 cup (76 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 5/8 cup (57 g) 3/4 cup (72 g) 7/8 cup (86 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 5/8 cup (64 g) 7/8 cup (80 g) 1 cup (96 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 3/4 cup (70 g) 1 cup (88 g) 1 1/8 cups (106 g)
20 lb (9 kg) 7/8 cup (77 g) 1 cup (96 g) 1 1/4 cups (115 g)

Cat Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/8 cup (35 g) 1/2 cup (44 g) 5/8 cup (53 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/2 cup (43 g) 5/8 cup (54 g) 3/4 cup (65 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g) 5/8 cup (63 g) 3/4 cup (76 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 5/8 cup (57 g) 3/4 cup (72 g) 7/8 cup (86 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 5/8 cup (64 g) 7/8 cup (80 g) 1 cup (96 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 3/4 cup (70 g) 1 cup (88 g) 1 1/8 cups (106 g)
20 lb (9 kg) 7/8 cup (77 g) 1 cup (96 g) 1 1/4 cups (115 g)

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Customer reviews

Erickas Helen
23 Sep 2019


I acquired a rescue cat last year. After 52 years if horses I have my first kitty. I adore her. I took her to a vet who was recommended to me and he suggested Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal food. Lily has thrived on it. She has gained 1.5 lbs and her coat is like mink! She loves it and eats is all. I strongly suggest you look into it.
Cubbie mom
11 Jan 2019

What a difference!

My 15 1/2 year old cat tested for stage 2 kidney disease and other problems in May 2018. Since October 2018 he has been on Royal Canin Aging 12+ (combination of canned loaf style and dry food). My cat just had blood work done and all numbers are better! He is no more than beginning stage 1 kidney disease now, possibly less. Anemia is no longer showing, and all other functions are great! Royal Canin is more expensive, but it is well worth the cost. My vet and I are both delighted!!
01 Nov 2018

Tasty for Miss Timmers!

After searching for remedy for issues dear Miss Timmers was having, I found many stellar reviews online. She has nibbled several varieties & has loved them all. Turns out the scent, shape & size are all aspects she considers. While she enjoys her crunchies, I am confident her gut is being well fed.
30 Oct 2018

Excellent food for cats

My cats have always been fed on Royal Cain food. My eldest cats are now 16, 13, 12, and 11 years I have had these from kittens and theyvare all in excellent health, lovely thick glossy coats, still interested in life and still very playful. They are like cats less than half their ages. I put this all down to the good nourishing really tasty Royal Canin food. Also in the food it is all good ingredients, none of which are unsafe for human consumption along with the low salt. All contributes to healthily happy long living cats. I would not consider giving my precious cats anything else. They mean too much to me.
03 Oct 2018

Fixed the explosive diarrhea. Very palatable

Former stray cat, old, toothless, FIV+, showing diarrhea for about a year got better with RC dry food. This was the brand that fixed the diarrhea without giving him constipation and that he eagerly eats. If we go back to more inexpensive brands the diarrhea comes back. Unfortunately he does not like the canned version of this food
03 Oct 2018

My 22 year old cat ate this great food

My neutered 22 year cat the love of my life Apache ate this food because of uriany tract problems! He loved it now i feed my other cat who is two yeArs old the indoor fourmula! She loves it I highly recommend it! My dog also eats royal canine and he’s beautiful great coat!
23 May 2017

My cat loves this food.

My senior kitty has been eating this stuff for years and absolutely loves it. It's easily digestible for her sensitive stomach, and she absolutely loves the taste. She just turned 14 and still has loads of frisky energy and plays constantly. Royal Canin offers such a wide variety of cat products that it really shows how much they care about your pet.
09 May 2016

Highest fiber content I've ever found

Highest fiber and my cats like. Actually saw a hairball in feces for the first time in my life and I'm a 58 yr old cat loving owner & petsitter.
Dee Johnson
20 Mar 2016

Has saved Mamas life feline recovery in can. Now I am going to put the 2 others on dry and they are 16, from same litter and healthy!
02 Sep 2015

Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition 12 +dry

I bought this for my older cat that is 18 years old . He loves it !!!! All of My other Cats want to eat it too !