Categories for Senior Cats

How To Care for Your Senior or Geriatric Cat

July 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by

It is important to give your cat some additional tender, loving care as they age. Cats were once considered seniors just at eight years old, not too long ago. However, it is not unusual for vets today to have feline patients in their twenties. This is mainly due to advances in veterinary medicine, improved nutrition, and living indoors. Cats are now considered seniors at 12 to 14 years of age. If you want to know how to care for an older cat, there are some tips you can implement into your daily routine with your cat. Caring for a Senior or Geriatric... View Article

Why Should I Get My Senior Cat’s Blood and Urine Tested Every Year?

April 21, 2021 2:44 pm Published by

Cats are independent animals—sometimes so much so that they can project a sense that they don’t even need us. But we know that’s not true, especially when they curl up next to us and start purring loudly when we pet them. Perhaps because of that independence, it is difficult to tell if there’s something wrong health-wise with a cat. They do not always let us know if they’re feeling bad, and it can be tough to know if there’s a bigger problem going on inside their body. If left untreated, some problems can become much worse as time goes on,... View Article

When Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

December 25, 2019 12:02 am Published by

We all hope that our cats will live to an old age in relative health and comfort, but for a lot of cats, this is not the case. Many cats become seriously ill or injured, sometimes due to old age, and sometimes due to other complications. When this happens, your cat may be unduly suffering, and it’s time for you to make a very hard decision: whether or not to euthanize your cat. Is it time to say goodbye? It’s important that you remember that you are making this decision in the best interest of your cat—not yourself. But how... View Article

Caring for Your Senior Cat

November 8, 2019 11:17 pm Published by

With more and more cats being kept indoors these days, their lifespan can reach or exceed 20 years. However, cats are considered “elderly” at about 10 to 12 years of age—even if they seem and act young, this is the time when most major age-related health issues start developing. Since cats generally hide their pain well, you might not notice that your cat is developing a condition. Elderly cat care in Alexandria, VA begins with an examination—and your cat will need regular checkups now more than ever. This includes vaccinations, consultations on any special dietary needs and observing any new... View Article

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