Senior Cat Care
After age 7, we consider your cat to be a senior. There are special precautions we take when caring for your senior pet.
What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of aging?
- Less willing to play
- Bad breath, drooling
- New lumps
- Changes to coat
- Changes in eating
- Drinking or urinating more often
- Trouble jumping onto furniture, or climbing stairs
- Weight changes
- Behaviour changes
My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?
Please give us a call to schedule an exam. Weight loss, especially in senior cats, can be a symptom of illness.
What are some tips for how to care for my senior cat?
You can make things easier for your senior pet by making their living space senior-friendly. Consider low sided litter trays, keeping their food, water and litter on the same level of the home if stairs become a problem. Annual, or more frequent exams, especially if you notice changes.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Common health issues for senior cats can include dental disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and thyroid problems.
Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?
If your cat is not feeling well, it can have a significant impact on their behaviour. If you suspect something is affecting your cat’s behaviour, you should book a consultation with a veterinarian who can help diagnose the underlying problem.