Blog Posts - Geriatric Cats



Older Cats – Skin, Hair And Nails

As a cat ages, her skin will start to lose elasticity and become dry and thin making her more prone to irritation and infection. To the aging cat, lumps and bumps on and/or under the skin become more common. Her grooming habits will become less consc...

Common Geriatric Cat Health Problems

The following list, in no particular order, are of common health care problems seen in geriatric cats: Diabetes mellitus Kidney Disease (CRF, chronic renal failure) Hyperthyroidism Cardiomyopathy (heart disease) Skin Tumors Periodontal disease (denta...

Schedule Biannual Checkups For Your Senior Cat

Although it is recommended that all cats should be given an annual exam, veterinarians today are now recommending that they should receive biannual (or twice yearly) exams beginning at age seven. Twice-a-year checkups for your aging cat are very impo...

Danger Signs In The Geriatric Cat

Take your cat to the veterinarian immediately if you notice any of the following danger signs exhibited by your geriatric cat. Loss of weight or appetite. Difficulty moving about or weakness. Rapid, labored breathing, coughing, or shortness of breath...

The Geriatric Cat Checkup

Any cat over the age of seven should receive a complete veterinarian examination at least once a year, twice a year is often preferred. She should be seen by her veterinarian more often if her health is questionable, and if she shows any symptoms see...


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