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 Best Care Checkup

So how long do cats live? It varies. But, owning an older cat can be just as much fun as owning a younger one. In fact, a senior cat’s relaxed energy can be very soothing to many people. The Senior Best Care program includes semi-annual health exams as well as diagnostic testing, X-rays and fecal exams.

Learn more about this special package, or call us at 843-571-4291 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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