Are you familiar with the many changes in health that your cat will experience as he or she ages? You might find that it is difficult to recognize these changes since the signs of aging develop slowly and are easy for pet owners to miss. Remember that cats are masters at hiding their illnesses, meaning diseases are not diagnosed until they have reached an advanced stage. At Montrose Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel, we believe it is critical to intervene and catch health issues early by offering proactive, preventative senior cat care. Together we will manage your senior cat’s good health, vitality and increase his or her well-being.
Your cat can be considered a “senior” between 9 and 10 years of age depending on several factors, such as his or her lifestyle history, breed, medical history, etc. While many cats appear healthy in their senior years, specialized senior care exams and diagnostic testing can help us determine problems early enough to begin treatment options. The best time for you to begin your cat’s senior care program is before age-related conditions begin.
As your cat ages, the type of medical care your cat needs changes too. We recommend semi-annual senior care exams that include an in-depth analysis of your cat’s overall health. During these exams, we perform senior care diagnostic testing and begin a dialogue about the factors that may be influencing your cat’s aging process, any observed symptoms and concerns about your cat that you may have.
If your pet is exhibiting any of these common signs of geriatric disease, please call us for a senior wellness exam:
It is never too early to talk to us about senior care. Knowing the facts and providing high quality preventative medicine throughout your cat’s lifetime is the best way to ensure happy and healthy golden years and a long and enjoyable future together. Early medical detection and treatment of diseases in your senior cat can only be accomplished through regular examinations and screening tests.