Living with your older kitty can be fun and easy. Let's find out how:
1. Know When You Have an Older Cat
You don't have to wait until you are living with the world's oldest cat to know that your cat is getting along in years.
2. Keep Regular Appointments with The Vet
As time goes by, cats can develop health issues. Regular appointments with your trusted veterinarian will work to head these off before they become acute.
3. Get Your Older Cat's Teeth Cleaned Regularly
While cats of all ages should have their dental care maintained, it can be a life-saver for older cats.
5. Maintain Proper Medication
Make sure you follow your veterinarian's guidelines for medications. Older cats can suffer from arthritis, deafness, kidney issues, and even cancer. You'll want to pay special attention to their food and water too.
6. Give Them Plenty of Food and Water
As your cats age, their diet changes as well. They may become more finicky, but a healthy diet is essential. Work with your veterinarian to monitor calorie intake and adjust for dietary needs.
7. Allow for Changes in Behavior
It's a common mistake to give an aging cat less access to water to help any bladder issues. While older cats may have less control over their bladder and bowels, there are better ways to help your cat.
8. Make Sure Your Older Cat Is Comfortable
Make sure your cat is comfortable, and you'll be comfortable too. Older cats might mean less play time and less mischief, but they can bring years of enjoyment all the same.
9. Get the Very Best for Your Older Cat
Did you know that Modkat provides beautiful and functional cat litter boxes and accessories to care for your cat from the comfort of your home?
You and your cat deserve the very best. Don't hesitate, a Modkat Litter Box reduces litter tracking and odors. They're perfect for cats and owners of any age!
Need to change your cat litter? If so, transitioning your cat to the new brand will require patience, understanding, and a little ingenuity on your part.
Don’t believe the naysayers who claim cats simply can’t be trained. Your precious four-legged friend is quite capable of learning how to do amazing things like stand, sit, give high fives, or go gracefully into her cat carrier.
Life with your cat was going great until one day you discovered cat feces or a puddle of urine in a spot not approved for use by your four-legged companion.