November is National Senior Pet Month! Our beloved pets have been with us through so much, never failing to give us love, cuddles, head bumps, and kisses. We at Colony Veterinary Hospital want to be there for your pet through any stage of life, and so we want to share with you some essential health tips for your senior cats.

  1. Schedule veterinarian checkups at least twice a year. The older your senior cat, the more critical it is to maintain good health.
  2. Be more informed and aware of your senior cat’s condition. Observe your cat regularly to stay on top of any potential symptoms of diseases.
  3. To ease digestion, consider feeding your cat several meals a day instead of one large serving.
  4. Avoid overfeeding—obesity can lead to numerous health problems and may shorten your cat’s life.
  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 regularly.
  7. Have your veterinarian perform regular vaccinations.
  8. Keep your senior cat’s bed and surrounding area clean, and always remain proactive in controlling fleas.
  9. Because senior cats are prone to inactivity, inspect your cat’s nails regularly and trim them when necessary.
  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!

We want to help you care for your senior cat so that she’s happy and comfortable through her golden years. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.