We Help Give Your Aging Cat the Best Senior Cat Care Available
As cats enter their golden years their senior cat care needs may change. In order to help elderly cats with health and behavior concerns, our veterinary team is here to provide you with all the necessary information that will allow you to look after them as they age.
While the lifespan of a cat may vary, it is helpful to understand what changes your cat may exhibit as he or she ages. We recommend bringing your senior cat into our clinic for a semi-annual health exam, as well as diagnostic testing, X-rays and fecal exams. In addition to knowing what to look for as your cat ages and bringing him or her in for physical and wellness check-ups, it may also be necessary to adjust your cat’s diet.
It’s Important to Understand the Aging Process of a Senior Cat
The aging process for a cat is accompanies by many physical and behavioral changes, including some of the following:
- Senior cats are less likely to scratch, which means you will need to have their nails trimmed on a regular basis
- Older cats are likely to experience a loss of hearing
- Be sure your vet checks his or her ears for parasites, infections or other medical problems that may contribute to a loss of hearing
- Senior cats will likely require grooming help since they may no longer be able to clean themselves
- Frequent brushing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent your cat from swallowing too much hair
For information on diet changes and additional tips for senior cat care, be sure to contact our friendly team of experts at Sykesville Veterinary Clinic. We are here to help make you the best possible cat owner and ensure your pet lives a long, healthy life.
Dr. Colwell gave us advice regarding care for our geriatric kitty that fixed a 10-year issue. I am so pleased!Susanne Shearer & 'Archie'