One focus during your senior cat check-up will be to question you on any changes you’ve noticed with your pet, whether they seem significant to you or not. Our goal is to catch signs of illness at an early stage, so that more options exist for us to better manage what’s going on with your pet. Often, a simple diet change is a major part of the treatment plan, for example. Some common concerns we see with aging cats may include an overactive thyroid (hyperthroidism), decreased kidney function, vision problems, or pain and mobility issues. There are of course more that we should discuss at your appointment as well, and if you have a specific concern, please voice it to us to that we can help.

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Wellness Appointments

Adult cats should be seen by their veterinarian yearly, and we recommend seeing your senior cat semi-annually. Based on your cat’s lifestyle, we will discuss vaccines and parasite prevention of course. Additionally, we will talk about any changes you may have noticed since your last visit. Cats are masters at hiding signs of illness, so it’s especially important for owners to work with their veterinarian and discuss any concerns to maximize the quality of life of their kitty.

  • Signs of Illness
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in weight
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bad breath
  • Changes in sleep or activity, including increased "talking"
  • Pain or mobility concerns

As a special member of your family, your senior cat deserves the best possible care. One way to do this is to ensure they have annual preventative care check-ups, and semi-annual check-ups for senior cats and cats with chronic conditions. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.