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Senior Cat Care

Senior Cat Care

When a cat is considered a senior, we may start to see signs of illness due to ageing. Every cat is different when it comes to senior care, and it is important to discuss your individual cat’s needs with your veterinarian.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of aging?


As cats age, we often notice changes which give us clues to their overall health. Take notice of any appetite changes, changes in drinking and urination, weight loss, mobility problems, hair loss and even vision loss.

My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?


If your senior cat is losing weight, it is a sure sign that they need an exam and a wellness blood profile. Many of the conditions which can cause cats to lose weight can be treated or at least managed to optimize your cat’s quality of life and improve their longevity. Of course, the earlier we diagnose your cat, the better we can manage it.

What are some tips for how to care for my senior cat?


Regular check-ups, proper senior diets, and routine blood screening are all important for your senior cat.

What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?


There are many health problems which older cats are prone to, some of these include kidney problems, thyroid disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even many cancers.

Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?


Changes to your cat’s behaviour is often a sign that there may be health problems which we need to address. Maybe your cat is sore from arthritis, perhaps he or she has an overactive thyroid or possibly their vision is deteriorating.

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Last updated: August 23, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We have made some important updates to our operating policies effective August 22, 2022.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, Lyme testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

Please keep in mind there is a very large demand for Veterinary care and an industry shortage, there may be an extended wait for an appointment time. We are trying to accommodate as much as possible daily.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital