Senior Cats | Geriatric Care | Medicine
A Veterinary Care Plan for Senior Cats
As cats enter their senior years, their need for veterinary care increases. When cats reach the age of 10 years, their wellness checkup should be done twice a year, rather than annually for adult cats. The physical examinations and lab tests will be essentially the same as for adult cats under the age of 10. However, the physical exam will be more thorough, as the veterinarian checks for certain "red flags."
Cat Parents' End of Life Decisions
Much has been written about economic euthanasia, however the decision to let a cat go is not always based on finances. More important is the cat's quality of life. Learn more with this article.
When it's Time to Say Goodbye
Like it or not, the fact is that most of us will outlive our cats, and the time may come when we will have to make the toughest decisions we'll ever have to make: letting a treasured cat go.
Lessons and Challenges of Life With a Senior Cat
Cat Lovers describe life with their senior cats: the joys and sorrows, challenges and rewards. Whether you watched your senior cat grow from kittenhood to his Golden Years, or you adopted an already seasoned cat, the relationship with an older cat is one to treasure and learn from. Older cats have much to teach us about acceptance and grace, with aging. See submissions
Optimizing Your Senior Cat's Health and Well-Being
Although cats are subject to many of the age-related diseases and conditions which afflict humans, they can't tell us what hurts, so it is up to us to be aware of the possibilities and to monitor their health constantly. In addition, there are many precautions we can take with younger cats to forestall problems as they age. With careful management in partnership with your veterinarian, you can help your cat enjoy his golden years to the maximum. Lesson 2 of a free online tutorial.
The Golden Years - Care of Your Senior Cat
Whether we call them "geriatric," "older," or "senior," it is always difficult to watch our old guys and ladies age. Geriatric cats suffer many of the same conditions and diseases as older humans, but careful management can vastly improve their quality of life. These lessons will guide you step-by-step through the roadblocks to those happy Golden Years your cat deserves. This is the same course as the email course by the same name.
Email Class: The Golden Years - Care of Your Senior Class
Geriatric cats suffer many of the same conditions and diseases as older humans, but careful managment can vastly improve their quality of life. These lessons will guide you step-by-step through the roadblocks to those happy Golden Years your cat deserves.
Nurturing Your Senior Cat
From your Cats Guide, a three-part article on the management and concerns of an aging cat for optimum health and enhanced enjoyment of his Golden Years.
The Comfort Factor
Part 3 of the Nurturing Your Senior Cat Series, dealing with the special needs of seniors, such as weight control, grooming, and stress prevention.
Why is my geriatric cat vomiting?
Despite using daily hair-ball remedy, he is vomiting at least two to three times a week. If I miss one day of this routine, he is guaranteed to vomit. I don't know what else to do. He has had a 4 lb. weight loss over the last couple of years. His geriatric feline profile is normal. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.