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Keeping your senior cat happy and healthy

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Did you know that cats now live to an average age of between 15 to 20 years old? Because of this gradually extending lifespan, we are seeing more and more age related problems in cats, just like you would in people. Many of these problems can be properly managed if caught early enough, providing your old friend with a few more comfortable ‘retirement’ years. We've put together a list of the most common conditions found in older cats to watch out for.

What can I do to keep my older cat healthy?

When cats reach the age of 8 years or older, it is recommended that they have a routine health check every 6 months. That way we can check that they are keeping to a reasonable weight and aren't showing any signs of the above conditions. It is also best to have a blood and/or urine test just to check that everything is still functioning OK.

Book in for a FREE senior health check now with one of our friendly veterinary nurses or vets to make sure your cat is still going strong.

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