You can help your cat grow old in comfort by ensuring that they regularly visit the vets

Much like humans, as cats age their body starts to slow down. The amount that they exercise will decrease and you may even notice a difference in their behaviour. Many cats become friendlier and enjoy spending more time with their owners, whereas others become less sociable and will avoid interacting with people.

Although there can be some behavioural benefits to your cat aging, there is also a real risk of them become ill or developing conditions that make them uncomfortable. This is why it is so important to keep a close eye on your feline friend as they become older.

What changes should you look out for:

  • Problems eating
  • Significant weight loss
  • Increased appetite
  • Obesity
  • Drinking more / excessively
  • Incontinence
  • Reduced mobility
  • Sight loss (bumping into things)
  • Breathing problems

With age comes the possibility of a weaker immune system, meaning that your cat might be more susceptible to catching viruses and dangerous infections that could potentially cause them long-term harm. This is why it is vital for you to bring them in to visit us regularly so that we can thoroughly check their health and monitor any signs of change.

To find out more about senior cats, the best ways to look after them, or to book an appointment with us, please call 091 867008 today and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.

Registered Company: Independent Vet Care Ireland Ltd | Registered Number: 633559 | Registered Addr.: 2 Shelbourne Buildings, Crampton Avenue, Shelbourne Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 D04 W3V6