Caring for Mature Adult CatPractical hints and tips for mature cats - older than 7 years
Simple Ways to Keep Your Senior Cat Moving
As senior cats slow down, they may walk a little slower, jump more gingerly, and play a little less. While this is ordinary behaviour for mature cats, the shift may worry pet parents. One way to ensure your pet stays spry is to encourage cat exercises to keep her brain and body active and limber. That little kitten you welcomed home years ago is now an older lady, and it's up to you to advocate for her mental and physical health.
Cat exercise ideas to help get your moggy moving
Check out our cat exercise tips to help get your furry friend back in shape.
Kidney disease and failure in dogs and cats
Easily understand how our pet’s kidneys work, what can cause kidney failure in dogs and cats, symptoms to look out for, treatments available and ways you can help keep their kidneys healthy.
How to deal with your pet’s upset stomach
Lots of pets suffer from upset tummies from time to time. While the specific details sometimes don’t make pleasant reading, it’s important that you know what to expect.
Cats and changing Weather
Changing weather means changing needs for your cat, with the summer and winter months bringing particular problems for cats. If you keep your cat indoors (or keep her in just for the winter) she won't be affected by the drop in temperature or the hazards of cold weather.
Grooming your cat
Cats are extremely clean animals, but even the most fastidious cat will benefit from a little help with grooming. Especially if they have long hair. Grooming your cat is also an excellent way to bond. It's a good idea to get your cat used to being brushed and combed from an early age.
Dealing with hairballs
Almost all cat owners have seen a hairball or heard the disturbing sound of their cat trying to cough one up. Hairballs are easy to recognise as they take the distinctive form of cylindrical (tube shaped) masses of hair.
Moving house with your cat
If there's one thing more stressful than moving house, then it's moving house with your cat. With some careful planning though, everything should go smoothly. Cats develop strong bonds with their environment so house moves are potentially stressful.