Although senior cats can make great companions, they will need a little bit of extra care. Here are some tips to help ensure that your senior cat is happy and healthy, no matter how old!
- Schedule veterinarian checkups at least twice a year. The older your senior cat, the more critical it is to maintain good health.
- Be more informed and aware of your senior cat’s condition. Observe your cat regularly to stay on top of any potential symptoms of diseases.
- To ease digestion, consider feeding your cat several meals a day instead of one large serving.
- Avoid overfeeding. Obesity can lead to numerous health problems and may shorten your cat’s life.
- Keep your cat on a regular exercise routine to help preserve muscle tone and to keep bones and joints strong.
- Don’t overlook your cat’s dental health. Have your cat’s teeth cleaned by your veterinarian when advised, and brush them at home regularly.
- Have your veterinarian perform regular vaccinations.
- Keep your senior cat’s bed and surrounding area clean, and always remain proactive in controlling fleas.
- Because senior cats are prone to inactivity, inspect your cat’s nails regularly and trim them when necessary.
- Don’t forget to give your cat plenty of love and attention—the keys to a healthier and more fulfilling life for your senior cat!
Following these tips above can your senior cat can live a longer and healthier life! If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your older feline friend, contact our team to schedule a wellness exam!