As things get better with age, so must the care of our senior feline friends. As your pet enters their golden years at around 11-year-old, their healthcare needs may grow with them. To give them the care they deserve, this may mean changes to their lifestyle, diet, and more frequent trips to our clinic for a veterinary checkup. Give us a call at 604-986-2287 for more details on our senior care services.
What are signs that my cat is aging?
Not all cats show symptoms or age the same. A great place to start is their age if you know it. Cats are generally considered seniors at around 8-years-old and super seniors at 12 years and up. Other signs your cat is aging are:
- Decreased mobility
- Hearing and vision loss
- Changes in weight
How can I support my senior cat?
One of the best ways to put your senior cat’s health first is by taking them in for a veterinary exam every six months. Our veterinary team is also more than happy to provide a personalized plan of how we can work together to meet your feline friend’s unique needs both at home and in the clinic. It is also important to keep them as physically and mentally stimulated as possible, without pushing them too far.