Cat Life Stages - Senior (7+ years old)

Senior Tips

Older cats tend to scratch less. That means it is extremely important to trim their nails on a regular basis.

As cats age, their hearing may be reduced. Have your vet check her ears to rule out parasites, infection or other medical problems that could interfere with hearing.

You may need to give your cat a little grooming help since he may not be flexible enough to do it himself anymore. Frequent brushing also prevents him from swallowing too much hair.

Senior Paws Wellness Plans

So how long do cats live? It varies. But, participating in a comprehensive care program like the Senior Paws wellness plan can make a long healthy life very possible. From thorough senior wellness exams to annual diagnostic testing for early detection, VCA puts senior cat care at the top of the list.

Learn more about this special package, or call us at 951-698-8919 to make an appointment today.

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Senior Center

Have a 7+ years old cat at home? This is the place to research tips, tricks, advice and the latest news on senior cat care.

Basic Care
There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to basic care for a senior cat. Here are a few links to learn more about how to care for your cat in her “golden years”.

Nutrition
Some cats have a tendency towards obesity as they age, while some cats lose weight. Learn how to manage your senior cat’s nutritional needs here.

Medical
More frequent vet visits are a must for senior cats. It’s also important to look out for warning signs of a medical emergency. Read more to learn what to look for.

Training
It’s never too late to teach an old cat some new tricks. You’d be surprised what some senior cats can do.

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