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.

  1. Schedule wellness checkups at least twice a year. The older your senior cat, the more important it is to maintain good health.
  2. Be sure your senior cat is up to date on her vaccinations.
  3. Avoid overfeeding. Obesity can lead to numerous health problems and may shorten your cat’s life.
  4. To ease digestion, consider feeding your cat several meals a day instead of one large serving.
  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 on a regular basis. 
  7. Keep your senior cat’s bed and surrounding area clean, and always remain proactive in controlling fleas.
  8. Because senior cats are prone to inactivity, inspect your cat’s nails on a regular basis and trim them when necessary.
  9. 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.
  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!

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.