Longevity can be increased by proper nourishment in the latter years, as old pets are vulnerable to poor feeding. Low cost food is likely to supply only poor grade protein and may contain excesses of some nutrients.
Old pets should be given highly palatable, digestible food, with reduced protein, phosphorous and sodium. It is recommended that the intake of some nutrients is increased, including vitamins A, B1, B6, B12 and E, lysine, unsaturated fatty acids and zinc.

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