While cats arenít going to need Botox or face-lifts as they grow older, they will need you to keep caring for them the way you have been — with love and devotion. Caring for a senior cat is really no more difficult than caring for a kitten or an adult cat. But there are a few things you should watch for.
Avoid Mr. Magoo-itis
Like people, a catís eyesight worsens as it gets older. Make sure your vet examines the catís eyes on the next regular checkup. If your cat should become blind or its eyesight diminish, a familiar routine will be very important. Keep things clean and in their normal spot, and make sure the catís water, food bowls and litter are all in the same place.
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Did Someone Say Supplements?
Have your catís bone density checked. If your cat is losing density, it may need to be given calcium supplements. Also, you can keep an eye on your cat and make sure it doesnít need to jump up on furniture to get to things. If the cat likes to sit in a window, on a chair, or sleep on your bed, perhaps you could try those doggy stairs. Just name them kitty stairs. They won’t know the difference, and it’ll make them feel younger.
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