Senior Cat Care
At East Bay Veterinary Hospital, we believe it is critical to intervene and catch health issues early by offering proactive, preventative senior cat care. The best time for you to begin your cat’s senior care program is before age-related conditions begin. Regular exams for your senior cat will prevent conditions and diseases that are common during their later years in life, such as bone and joint problems, hormone disorders, cancer, and diseases of the heart, kidney, and liver.
We encourage you to bring in your senior cats for preventive care twice a year to keep them as healthy as possible. If you notice any signs of signs of vision or hearing loss, arthritis, or obesity please bring these symptoms to the attention of one of our veterinarians. Together we will manage your senior cat’s good health, vitality and increase his or her well-being.
Wellness Exams for Senior Cats
As your cat ages, the type of medical care your cat needs changes too. Senior cat exams include an in-depth analysis of your cat’s overall health and senior cat diagnostic testing.
Your cat’s senior wellness exam will include:
- Behavioral evaluation and counseling
- Comprehensive diagnostic testing
- Detailed dental evaluation
- Heartworm testing and prevention
- Nutrition and diet recommendations
- Parasite testing and prevention
- Tailored vaccinations
Symptoms to Watch For in Your Senior Cat
Along with biannual wellness exams, your at-home observations are an important part in your senior cat’s health. If your cat is exhibiting any of these common signs of geriatric disease, please call us right away to schedule an appointment.
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Weight loss/gain
- Loss or decreased appetite
- Increased Thirst or urination
- Change in elimination behavior
- Failure to use the litter box
- Difficulty or inability to climb or jump
- New lumps or bumps