Caring for a Senior Cat

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Caring for a senior cat isn’t the same as caring for a kitten or even caring for an adult cat. This isn’t something that I really gave much thought to until I started to age myself. Have you ever noticed that foods you used to eat years ago now upset your stomach? Have you noticed that your sleep patterns are changing? Have you noticed a few more aches and pains than you had at 25? Guess what? Your cat changes as they age too.

Caring for a Senior Cat

Caring for a Senior Cat

Colors is our senior cat. We’re not sure of her exact age because we got her at the shelter but we believe she is about twelve years old.  As she gets older, she has a bit less energy. I totally understand how she feels. I have less energy myself these days. I know that caring for a senior cat is different than caring for our other two. In doing a bit of research, I discovered a helpful resource that gathers information about your pet into one place.

petMD.com is the world’s largest digital resource for pet health and wellness information. Founded in 2008 to provide pet owners support beyond the vet office, petMD has quickly become the go-to resource for millions of pet parents across the globe. The website maintains a comprehensive library of more than 10,000 pet health articles, all written and approved by petMD’s network of trusted veterinarians.

Just a few of the articles I found that deal with caring for a senior cat are:

I’m glad that I have this resource available to learn more about caring for a senior cat. It’s a great place to start learning and if I have additional questions, I can always ask my vet at our next appointment. You can even sign up for the Cat Care Journal to receive monthly expert tips and stage-by-stage advice to help care for your cats or kittens.

You can visit the Cat Care Center and use the Cat Age Timeline to find articles and information that pertain to your cat at that specific life stage.

Caring for a Senior Cat

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Caring for a Senior Cat

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Comments

  1. Jenna Wood says
    I'd never heard of PetMD before this post but it seems like a valuable resource. We use WebMD all the time- it makes sense that I would want an easy reference for pet health issues too! Thanks for the coupon as well, we use Arm and Hammer litter in our home!
  2. Our neighbor has an older cat. Thanks for the info, I will definitely pass it along to her.
  3. Although our current cat is only 1 year old, we had a senior cat who looked so much like the one pictured at the top of your post. She was a lovely soul. It was hard to watch her lose her energy, physical ability, and personality as she aged. I wish I had known more about caring for a senior cat when we had her.
  4. Awe, what a cutie! I just want to hug the cat through my screen. I agree too - senior cats do need special care.
  5. Amy Desrosiers says
    I never really gave second thought to pets aging like us! You are right about them needing a diet that meets their needs. I guess since my dog is still young it never dawned on me. 

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