Blog Posts - Older Cats



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...

Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) In Cats

Cushing’s disease is when the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol and is often the result of a cancer. This cancer, about 80 percent of the time, resides in the pituitary gland and causes the cats adrenals to continue to produce more hormo...

Senior Cat Care Taking Tips

This is a guest post, thanks for reading!   How to Care for Your Senior Cat Pet lovers abound in this country–the majority of homes in the United States have at least one pet, usually either a cat or a dog. Quite a few [...]...
by Kritters that Twitter on Jan 23, 2012

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...

Keeping Your Senior Cat Healthy and Comfortable

As cats age, everything slows down (sound familiar?). Digestion, metabolism, energy levels, the list goes on. This is totally normal and doesn't mean that your older cat can't spend her golden years as happily as she did her younger days. It does...
by Cat Chat on Oct 14, 2009

In Praise of Older Cats

Speaking of older cats, I have to say that I love them. I also love kittens, young cats, middle-aged cats...but seriously, elderly cats have a lot going for them. As your cats move toward senior citizen status, you'll notice some changes that will...
by Cat Chat on Oct 13, 2009

Our oldest cat is having declining health

Boots is our oldest cat. She adopted us about 11 years ago. I still remember the day she showed up on our doorstep. My daughter was 4 years old at the time and she even remembers what she was eating that day when Boots showed up.  We had 2 other cat...
by All the Creatures on Aug 22, 2009


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