Senior Cat Care
Senior cat care is focused mainly on preventing and treating diseases that we often see in older cats. Proper food based on your cat’s dietary needs, as well as yearly check-ups and blood screenings, can often help keep your cat healthy well into its late teen years!
What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?
At approximately 7 years of age, cats are considered geriatric or senior, and their needs start to change. Factors to consider are less interest in playing, increased sleeping time, joint stiffness and increased vocalization.
My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?
If your cat is losing weight and you are concerned, it is best to make an appointment right away to have an exam and bloodwork done. Getting your cat in to see a veterinarian before they become iller is the best way to ensure a quick recovery or an early diagnosis and treatment.
What are some tips on how to care for my senior cat?
Caring for your senior cat includes a proper diet, yearly check-ups and exams, and our senior profile bloodwork. Talk to our team to find out how to best care for your senior cat.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Arthritis, renal disease, dental disease, thyroid disease and heart disease are some of the most common health issues in senior cats.
Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?
Behavioural issues may develop for many reasons. The first step is to determine if there is a medical reason behind the behavioural changes. We recommend you make an appointment with our veterinarians to discuss these changes.