What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How do you spot signs of aging?
Many signs of aging occur gradually and are very subtle. Increases in urination and drinking, decreases in mobility, changes in litter box habits, and decreases in interaction with family members are some signs that should raise concerns and warrant a veterinary visit.
What are some tips on how to care for my senior cat?
Our veterinary team can help advise you on the best ways to maintain a good quality of life for your senior cat. Recommendations may include diet change, environmental modifications, supplements, or medications.
What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?
Aging cats face challenges such as arthritis, weight gain, muscle loss, behaviour changes, and reduction in kidney function. Chronic kidney disease is an extremely common ailment of senior cats. Early disease detection bloodwork and urinalysis help us to detect decreases in kidney function before your cat is showing any signs of illness. This allows us to intervene early with measures such as diet change to help slow the progression of kidney disease.