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Posted on 04-27-2018

Senior Cat Care Tips From Our Henderson Veterinarian

Woman taking care of her senior cat

At A Cat Hospital, our Henderson vet is committed to providing your feline friend with the quality, compassionate care he or she needs throughout all stages of life. If your cat is age eight or older, he or she is likely considered a senior. And as your pet approaches senior age, it becomes increasingly important that he or she receives special health and wellness care.

Caring for Your Senior Cat

There are plenty of steps you can take to help your senior cat age gracefully and enjoy the best quality of life possible. For starters, you should start bringing your cat into our veterinary clinic for more frequent wellness exams. While a once-a-year exam may be fine for a health adult cat, senior cats should be examined more frequently. Twice a year is ideal for most senior cats to receive the comprehensive health assessment they need at this stage of life.

In addition to bringing your senior cat in for more frequent exams, our vet may also recommend additional screening and diagnostics as a means of catching common health problems in senior pets early on. Some of the common health issues we find in senior cats include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney Failure

Our veterinarian may conduct blood work, X-rays, and other diagnostic testing in our office to keep an eye on any changes in your aging cat's health.

If you have not done so already, now is also a good time to make sure your home is as accessible as possible for your older cat. Ideally, your cat should not have to travel far to get to his or her food, litter, bedding, and toys. Try to keep these essentials on the same level of your home so your cat does not have to climb any unnecessary stairs.

Request an Appointment With Our Henderson Vet Today!

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your senior cat with our Henderson vet, or if you have additional questions about helping your cat age gracefully, we are happy to help! Contact A Cat Hospital at (702) 454-4400.

How are you caring for your aging cat?

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