If you’re lucky enough to have a senior cat, then you’re familiar with the joys of her companionship. Help her make the most of her golden years with our 10 tips for a healthy and happy senior cat.
- Schedule wellness checkups at least twice a year. The older your senior cat, the more important it is to maintain good health.
- Be sure your senior cat is up to date on her vaccinations.
- Avoid overfeeding. Obesity can lead to numerous health problems and may shorten your cat’s life.
- To ease digestion, consider feeding your cat several meals a day instead of one large serving.
- 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 on a regular basis.
- 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 on a regular basis and trim them when necessary.
- Be more informed and aware of your senior cat’s condition. Observe your cat on a regular basis to stay on top of any potential symptoms of diseases.
- 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!
At Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, we want to be there for your pet through all stages of her life, including her golden years. Contact us to schedule an appointment.