YA LID ZERO Mature is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
Young Again LID ZERO Mature Cat Food is our Pork based, Limited Ingredient formula that uses only one protein source. Specifically designed to support cats with allergies to chicken and other protein sources. Also supports cats with kidney disease, constipation or other bowel issues.
LID ZERO Mature Health formula has been specifically designed to support cats with allergies to chicken and other protein sources. This Limited Ingredient formula is pork based. Young Again LID ZERO Mature Cat Food has been developed to support your pre-diabetic or diabetic cat by giving her a carnivore-based alternative to traditional cat foods.
Your cat is considered mature when she is no longer growing bone. For most cats that will be at about 2 years of age. However, for breeds like the Maine Coon, it may be as long as 5 years. Please consult your veterinarian or breeder if you are unsure if your cat has reached adulthood.
|Crude Protein (min)||54%|
|Crude Fat (min)||25%|
|Crude Fiber (max)||2.0%|
|Moisture||2% (min) - 10% (max)|
All YA Cat foods have an average weight of 145g/cup
Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Fat, Hydrolyzed Yeast Flavoring, Guar Gum, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Fish Oil, Psyllium Husk (source of soluble dietary fiber), Potassium Citrate, Brewers Yeast, Potassium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of stabilized vitamin C), Betaine Anhydrous, Magnesium Sulfate, Salt, L-Carnitine, Biotin (vitamin B7), Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Copper Proteinate, Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5), Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dehydrated Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Beta Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols, Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid (Preservatives).
|Phosphorous mg/100 kcals||132 mg/100 kcal|
|Magnesium||.0425% or 425 mg/kg|
|Total n-3 Fatty Acids||1.56%|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acids||4.68%|
|Target Urine pH||6.2-6.5|
There are two ways to feed Young Again Cat Foods:
At YA, we highly recommend Free-Choice feeding. Please follow the instructions carefully. For additional feeding suggestions and assistance, please read Transitioning your cat.
If you must restrict feed your cat, please use these guidelines:
Average consumption for 24 hours:
8 lb. cat – Level ¼ cup
10 lb. cat – Rounded ¼ cup
12 lb. cat – Level 1/3 cup
15 lb. cat – Rounded 1/3 cup
20-25 lb. cat – Level ½ cup
For Maine Coons and other giant breeds add ¼ cup to each of above measures for 12 pounds and up.
PLEASE NOTE: Because Young Again is a nutrient-dense food, your cat will eat MUCH LESS than other cat foods. It does not mean your cat does not like our food. Please do not use distilled water with our food. We recommend spring water with a neutral pH.
Great food. My picky girl loves this and has issues eating most other foods.
Kelly Woycheese, 1/24/2022
At about 6 months of age and after many vet visits, my cat Lil Bob was diagnosed with eosinophilic granuloma complex (EGC) and put on prednisolone for about 8 months. His original symptom was diarrhea that no vet could seem to control. His 5 siblings had same issue. Finally an internal specialist said to change the food which helped his siblings but then really caused his EGC to flare up. After trying every OTC limited ingredient food he finally had to go on hydrolyzed RX food. I was not pleased with the inferior ingredients in the RX foods available but they worked for his allergies. He is allergic to chicken and after much trial and error I discovered I believe he is also allergic to peas. Nearly all LID and grain free foods have peas in them and almost 90% of cat food has chicken in it somewhere. In trying to find a food for him I discovered his brother is allergic to lamb and duck. In my hours and hours of online research I somehow stumbled upon Young Again. Your ingredients were actually species appropriate and I was happy to see you had a LID food with hydrolyzed pork and no peas. Lil Bob has been on the food about 2 months now and no more breakouts except when I tried 54/22 version with chicken to confirm he had chicken allergy. Yep he has chicken allergy. He likes the food. He overate it for a while and had soft poops until he finally figured out he didn't have to eat as much. I will say that the poops on this food are much stronger smelling than on other foods which I assume is due to the high amount of protein? I have 12 cats and I am trying to get them to all eat the same food even though several of them have different issues (obesity, UTI, food allergy) . Young Again may fit the bill, only time will tell. For now it works for Lil Bob and he is off medication and the poor quality RX food so that is a win in my book.
Cherie Russell, 12/21/2021