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!

  1. Schedule veterinarian checkups at least twice a year. The older your senior cat, the more critical it is to maintain good health.


  2. 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.
  3. To ease digestion, consider feeding your cat several meals a day instead of one large serving.
  4. Avoid overfeeding. Obesity can lead to numerous health problems and may shorten your cat’s life.
  5. Keep your cat on a regular exercise routine to help preserve muscle tone and to keep bones and joints strong.
  6. 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.
  7. Have your veterinarian perform regular vaccinations.
  8. Keep your senior cat’s bed and surrounding area clean, and always remain proactive in controlling fleas.
  9. Because senior cats are prone to inactivity, inspect your cat’s nails regularly and trim them when necessary.
  10. 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!