Senior Cat Care Tips And Tricks To Follow

Notice your cat's vocalization changes

Systemic hypertension cats may bark louder at night. Noting changes in your cat's vocal patterns, including what they are, may help you spot a health issue sooner and make vet diagnosis easier.

Bring water bowls and high-moisture meals home

Older cats may be more susceptible to dehydration owing to decreased thirst and movement limitations that limit water availability.

Explore senior-friendly litter options

Cats with constipation, lower urinary tract illness, or osteoarthritis may have trouble standing when using the litter box.

Encourage play without coercion

About 90% of 12-year-old cats have osteoarthritis. Thus, senior cat activity levels are not well-defined. All cats are different, although age is often blamed for decreased activity.

Help them groom

Due to osteoarthritis or obesity, older cats may have trouble grooming. Many elderly cats suffer chronic renal illness or hyperthyroidism, which can affect their hair and grooming.

Make their favorite areas accessible

As they mature, your cat may sit lower. They probably don't dislike that region, but osteoarthritis or another ailment makes it harder to reach.

Call Your Veterinarian When 

As mentioned above, six-month vet checkups assist discover hard-to-spot health issues in older cats. A behavioural change or visible physical illness in your elderly cat generally needs a medical visit.

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