An Important Warning To Senior Cat Owners Who Have Wood or Tile Floors

As you watch your cat get older, you’ll notice several changes from his appearance to his behavior. Age brings new memories, but it also brings a few problems. You may notice your cat being a little more careful with his movements, and having some trouble getting around the way he used to. Hard floors can make movement especially difficult, and although cats may be nimble, slipping and falling isn’t impossible. For a cat with arthritis or joint issues, it can … Read more

This Crucial Information About Your Cat’s Kidneys May Save Her Life

Kidney failure is one of the top causes of death for cats, especially older cats. Nearly 1 out of 3 senior cats suffer from chronic kidney disease. While kidney disease is more common in senior cats, it has been diagnosed in cats as young as 3 years old, so it’s never too soon to take measures to try to prevent your cat from developing kidney problems and to make sure she is diagnosed as early as possible; with an early … Read more

The 7 Most Common Diseases That Affect Senior Cats

Cats are extremely stoic animals, often making it difficult to recognize the subtle signs of illness until the disease has become quite advanced. This is why regular veterinary visits and routine bloodwork are vitally important for cats – especially once they reach their senior years. The following seven conditions are the most frequently diagnosed in cats ages eight and up. 1. Chronic Renal (Kidney) Disease The kidneys are the body’s filtration system, removing harmful waste products from the bloodstream and … Read more

Shelter Brings Senior Cats To Visit Seniors At Nursing Homes & It’s A Win-Win!

The Ohio AlleyCat Resource Center in Cincinnati came up with a creative solution to bring companionship to both their senior cat residents as well as elderly cat-lovers at local nursing homes. The program is called Pet Adoptions for Loving Seniors, otherwise known as PALS. “In the last year, our PALS program has gone to several area retirement communities with our cats,” shelter volunteer Jordan Umerley told Bored Panda. “We take older cats (7 years +). Many residents cannot have pets now, so the … Read more