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Specialized Care for Senior Felines

Any kitty over the age of 7 is considered a senior cat. Because cats age much more quickly than we do, we like to see our feline seniors every six months for preventive care. Cats mask their pain and illnesses incredibly well, and biannual check ups can help us catch any sneaky diseases.

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Specialized Care for Senior Felines

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Everything we do for senior kitties is geared toward one goal: to help your cats live a long, healthy, and happy life with you.

Common Diseases in Senior Cats

Older cats can develop dental diseases without ever showing us a sign of their distress. But mouth issues can be painful for your kitty. It usually takes a specialized eye to spot signs of pain in cats.

We’ll do what it takes to keep your cat’s mouth and body healthy—even if that means removing some or all of her teeth. Kitties can eat just fine without them.

Senior cats may also develop arthritis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and kidney disease. With our advanced diagnostic services, we can get ahead of these common conditions. If your cat does develop a chronic disease, we will ask to see him every six months to provide the monitoring and medication he needs.

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Senior Profile

We give our senior patients specialized exams called senior profiles. In a senior profile, we will:

  • Run a complete blood count (CBC)
  • Analyze your kitty’s chemistry
  • Conduct a urinalysis
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Assess thyroid function

We recommend all cats come in for a senior profile at least once a year after age 7. For cats aged 12 and older, twice-yearly visits are needed. Keep an eye out for signs of distress in your senior cat and schedule an appointment if you notice:

  • Excessive sleep
  • Changes in appetite/drinking
  • Changes in energy level
  • Changes in ability to jump
  • Difficulty eating
  • Failure to use the litter box
  • Behavioral changes
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We will map out a care program tailored to your senior cat’s needs and reassess the plan as her care needs change. Call us at (585) 347-0092 or request an appointment online to get your regal senior kitty the care she needs.

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