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Top 10 senior cat health tips
As much as we value having our pets in our lives, it’s easy to take them for granted. Your senior cat, however, appreciates everything you do. The following senior-specific health tips will show your older cat how much you care:
- 1 Schedule veterinarian check-ups at least twice a year. The older your senior cat, the more important it is to maintain good health.
- 2 Be more informed and aware of your senior cat’s condition. Observe your cat on a regular basis 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 on a regular basis.
- 7 Have your veterinarian perform required 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 on a regular basis and trim them when necessary.
- 10 Love and attention are also key to a healthier and happier senior cat – make sure you give enough!
Caring for an older cat does require extra attention to her needs and the above is just a starting point on older cat care. If you have a senior cat care question why not post your question on our Facebook page and we’ll do out best to help you.
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