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Senior Cat Care

When a cat is considered a senior, we may start to see signs of illness due to ageing. Every cat is different when it comes to senior care, and it is important to discuss your individual cat’s needs with your veterinarian.

What are the stages of a senior cats life? How to spot signs of ageing?


As cats age we often notice changes which give us clues to their overall health. Take notice of any appetite changes, changes in drinking and urination, weight loss, mobility problems, hair loss and even vision loss.

My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?


If your senior cat is losing weight is is a sure sign that he or she needs and exam and a wellness blood profile. Many of the conditions which can cause cats to lose weight can be treated or at least managed to optimise your cat’s quality of life and improve their longevity. Of course, the earlier we diagnose your cat, the better we can manage it.

How can I care for my senior cat?


Regular check-ups, proper senior diets and routine blood screening and all important for your senior cat.

What are some common health issues?


There are many health problems which older cats are prone to, some of these include kidney problems, thyroid disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even many cancers.

Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?


Changes to your cat’s behaviour is often a sign that there may be health problems which we need to address. Maybe your cat is sore from arthritis, maybe he or she has an overactive thyroid or possibly their vision is deteriorating.

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