How old is your cat, really? Cats are individuals and, like people, they experience advancing years in their own unique ways. Just as people are living longer than they did in the past, cats are living longer, too. Many cats begin to encounter age-related physical changes between seven to ten years of age, and most do so by the time they are 12.
Cats, like humans, require more frequent check-ups to detect early warning signs of illness as they grow older. Aging is a natural process, and physical changes accompany advancing years. Even though many conditions that affect older cats are not correctable, they can be controlled. The key to making sure your senior cat has the healthiest and highest quality of life possible is to recognize and reduce factors that may be health risks, detect disease as early as possible, and correct or delay the progression of disease.
We love your aging companions and want their senior years to be as healthy and happy as possible. We recommend twice-annual exams, so that together we can take the best care of your senior companion. Again, early detection through wellness exams can prevent more serious problems. Blood tests can rule out a number of ailments or confirm ailments that need to be treated.
These senior cat visits are an excellent time for you to address questions about your cat’s health with our veterinarians. Please call us to schedule an appointment for your senior cat or to request more information today.
Animal Hospital at the Crossing
3001 Village Office Place
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