Cat aged 7 or older? Try our senior pet health checklist
December 1, 2022
Cats aged seven and older are classed as seniors, meaning on average, cats spend around 40% of their life as seniors. Once cats enter this new ‘age bracket’ they become more prone to ageing conditions such as mobility problems, arthritis, diabetes, and kidney problems. It’s important to note that cold temperatures during winter can exacerbate some of these issues and make cats even more uncomfortable.
Our vets recommend that owners of cats aged seven and older would be wise to monitor their pets for changes in behaviour and health at home, in between their 6-12 month vet health checks. The earlier a problem can be spotted and addressed, the quicker your cat can receive the treatment they need.
To help you understand what to look out for and to get you into a routine of checking, our vets have created a helpful checklist for you to use. Download this via the button below and print it out if you can, or keep it handy on your phone or computer to refer back to every 1-2 months.