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senior 11+ cats

What is a senior cat?


Your cat may not be an energetic little kitten anymore, but old age shouldn’t keep your senior cat from getting the most out of the years ahead.

Senior cats are generally classified as being over 11 years of age. If your cat falls within this age group, it is important to be aware of certain physical and behavioural changes your senior cat will undergo at this stage of her life. The following list contains common symptoms and conditions often associated with older cats that can potentially impact their quality of life:

  • Weight loss (or gaining too much weight)
  • Decreased sense of smell and hearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Heart or circulatory problems
  • Less agility
  • Digestion difficulties
  • Brittle nails
  • Grooming difficulties in hard-to-reach areas
  • Loose skin/Loss of muscle mass
  • Behaviour changes, such as increased accidents outside the litter box, irritability, decreased human interaction, confusion and less playfulness
  • Fluctuating sleep patterns
  • Reduced digestive function
  • Reduced immune response

Older cat health can be improved by providing a stimulating environment for your old cat and providing for her nutritional needs.

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