You’ve been through so much together and now it’s time to work hard to keep your senior cat healthy. Luckily, we have some tips that will help you do that, extending their life, and your relationship with them, as long as you can. Keeping your senior cat healthy and happy is easier than you think, as long as you follow our tips!
1. Schedule visits with your veterinarian at least twice a year.
Yes, even if nothing is wrong, we want to be there to help keep your senior cat healthy! Twice a year, just to make sure everything is going great, it will mean the world to your cat!
2. Space our their meals to help with digestion.
As cats get older, digestion can become an issue. Instead of giving your senior cat a feast in the morning or evening, give them small meals throughout the day and let them graze.
3. Exercise is still important!
Yes, even in their old age, senior cats need to exercise. Dedicate time to play with your cat and keep them active. An active cat is a cat that avoids a loss of muscle tone and bone issues later in life. Exercise is a key while keeping your senior cat healthy.
4. Vaccinations are still necessary.
You probably haven’t worried about vaccinations since your senior cat was a kitten. However, these vaccinations are still important as your cat ages. Be sure to keep up with vaccinations, no matter how old your cat is.
5. Treat your cat to a manicure.
As cats get older, inactivity can become more frequent in their life. Be sure to monitor nail growth more often than usual. If you see nails getting long, be sure to give them a trim! Even senior cats deserve a nice spa day.
Our team is here to keep your cats healthy from their first visit as a kitten to their golden years. If you have any questions about keeping your senior cat healthy, please be sure to contact us today! Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.