Veterinary Care for Senior Cats in Long Island City
As your cat ages, normal changes take place and diseases may follow that can often affect their overall health, well-being and comfort. Many conditions, when detected early and treated properly, can be prevented from progressing into more serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is for you and your family cat to enjoy the longest, healthiest life together.
We recommend seeing your senior cat every 6 months so we can monitor his or her health, detect, diagnose, treat, and control any medical conditions before they progress into serious problems. We encourage our clients to take an active role in combating ailments associated with the aging process that may affect their cat.
Signs of Aging
If you notice any of the following symptoms, we recommend that you schedule an appointment to discuss them with our veterinarian.
- Weight loss
- Decrease in appetite
- Excess urination
- Excess drinking
- Reduced exercise, reluctance to move, run, jump, etc.
- Perception of pain when your pet moves or is handled
- Any chronic vomiting or diarrhea
- Change in litter box use, infrequent urination or lack of bowel movements
- New lumps or bumps
- Change in cat’s energy level
Senior Care at Home
As your cat gets older, it is important to minimize stress with a comfortable lifestyle. There are many ways to make small adjustments in your cat’s life to keep them comfortable as they age.
A proper diet and plenty of exercise can also help your senior cat stay healthy. Good nutrition and exercise will help your cat maintain a healthy weight and to prevent conditions such as arthritis and diabetes. Regular play and exercise will also keep their mind sharp and strengthen the bond you share!
The entire staff at Court Square Animal Hospital is here to help you and your senior cat through every life stage. Please contact us today to schedule your cat’s senior wellness exam and to discuss any questions you have about your cat’s healthcare.
House Calls are offered through our sister-hospital House Call Veterinary Care Long Island.
Services offered at West Hills Animal & Emergency Hospital
- 24hr Emergency & Critical Care
- Laser Therapy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Specialty Surgery (including orthopedic surgery)
Specialty veterinary care offered at Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care:
- Integrative Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Specialty Surgery