Your Cat is a Senior
Senior cats have special requirements and are prone to specific health problems such as weight loss, diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, dental disease, high blood pressure and arthritis. To ensure that we keep your senior cat as comfortable and healthy as we can we have designed a senior cat health care plan.
Cats become Mature at about 7 years of age when they are the equivalent of a 42-year-old person. This is the age at which we start the first phase of the senior plan. The second phase starts when a cat is 13 years of age which is the equivalent of a 66-year-old person.
Phase One (starting at 7 years old age):
- Complete Physical Exam
- Dental Check and Review
- Dietary needs assessment
- Discussion of internal and external parasites
- Behavior/Quality of life discussion
- Required Vaccinations
- Blood Screening test
- Blood Pressure check
- There are two checkups per year, ie. every 6months. These include a major visit as in phase one plus a second minor visit which focuses on more physical exam findings and a review of any changes which have occurred.