Senior Cat Care
The Special Needs of A Senior Cat
At Angel Cats, we pay special attention to senior cats for the big three aging diseases:
Such exams can be vital in detecting the early onset of disease or illness, so we can start the appropriate care and treatment as soon as possible. Typically, the earlier the treatment, the healthier and happier your cat will be for years to come.
We also pay attention to dental exams and cleanings. We know that 70% of cats have dental disease by the time they're three years old. A mouthful of bacteria and decaying teeth is both painful and health-threatening.
We are committed to compassionate, quality veterinary care, and you can depend on us to provide your senior cat with the kind of treatment that extends the lifespan and quality of life of your feline family member. With gentle hands and caring hearts, we treat your cat like family.
The quality of life is just as important as the number of years. We work with you to plan the appropriate care to ensure that your pet has a long and happy life.
Early diagnosis of an issue is very important in implementing any treatment or behavior modifications. Changing behaviors in the way your cat acts, eats, as well as food preferences, bathroom habits, and temperament, are all indicators of the overall well-being of your cat. Any physical or behavioral change may be an indicator that something is wrong.
Changes may include:
- Household accidents
- Excessive urination
- Increase or decrease in appetite
- Increased inactivity
- Excessive sleeping
- Foul odor from mouth or body
- Open sores or lumps
- Panting or heavy breathing at rest
Identifying the cause of these symptoms as early as possible allows us to treat with the least invasive measures.
How We Can Help Your Senior Cat
As with humans, the care a cat receives throughout its lifetime is important to longevity. Proper care includes:
- A thorough physical exam
- Senior lab work when indicated (at least once per year after age 10)
- Diet Management
- Dental exam and hygiene
- Routine protective vaccinations
- Regular exercise for joint health
- A diet that changes to meet your cat's nutritional requirements
We make other recommendations for your cat based upon results of the physical exam. Contact us today for your senior cat’s care at 941 342 8600.