Senior Cat Care
Everything needed for proper senior cat care is reviewed
Senior Cat Care Guide from the ins and outs of health, grooming and
to the fun of toys, furniture, treats and more... Enjoy the
journey and always
What Is a Senior Cat?
So when is a cat considered a senior citizen?
Most vets and cat experts agree there are 4 distinct stages in a cats life cycle:
Young Adult - puberty (6-8 months) to 6 years old
Middle -age - 7 to 11 years
Senior Citizen - 12 years and older with many cats living up to 20 years!
Cats rarely complain, and living in close consort with your cats you may not notice any changes as they age, but as they navigate the later years of life, different needs may arise. Consider doing a few simple things like moving litter pans and beds to more accessible locations and adding dietary supplements like glucosimin and chondrotin, known to help all of us - including cats- age more gracefully. A dietary supplement specifically formulated for senior cats is a great idea.
A Warm Bed Can be a Wonderful Place
If you've noticed your senior kitty losing a little zip, you
consider upgrading to a warmer, more secure bed, or even a heated cat
bed. King is 16 years old now and for the last year or so he
sleeps in his heated bed. He will perch here and there around the house
but when he's ready for some serious zzz's it's the heated bed every
time. We don't find him fast asleep in the middle of the kitchen floor
anymore, that's for sure.
Cool Cat Facts...
The long life span and general good health of the domestic house cat are just two of the qualities that make them excellent companions. Cat health care is relatively simple, and following just a few rules will keep the whole family healthy and happy!