How to Care For Your Aging Cat

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Your cats are valued members of the family, and that doesn’t change as they age. They’ve always been there for you, and now it’s time for you to be there for them!

What to Expect As Your Cat Ages:

Just like humans, cats encounter health issues and challenges that accompany old age. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Arthritis
  • Dental disease
  • Heart, kidney, and liver disease
  • Decreased immune function
  • Weight loss in geriatric cats

Tips to Making the “Golden Years” Great:

Make regular vet appointments. If your cat appears healthy, a yearly visit will help spot early signs of problems. As she ages, increase the frequency to twice yearly.

Modify her diet. As cats age, their nutrient and calorie requirements change and weight loss becomes a concern. Cats need a diet high in protein and fat and lower in carbohydrates.

Modify your home. It may become harder for your cat to access the litter box. Make sure all of your pet’s necessities are on one floor.

Be prepared for accidents. As felines get older, health issues could make them more prone to accidents. MESSY PET CAT STAIN & ODOR REMOVER works to completely remove cat odor by dissolving even the toughest smells by going deep into carpets, upholstery, and any water surface.