As cats age, owners need to pay more attention to their care routine, adapting and changing their usual methods to ensure their cat is as comfortable and as healthy as possible. It’s also important to track your cat’s behavior to keep an eye out for any potential warning signs.
When should you start to consider any care changes? If your cat’s approaching the age of 11, or has shown any prior signs of aging, it’s worth starting to monitor and adapt your behaviour to cater for your cat's needs.
We’ve put together a list of changes you’ll need to be aware of and adopt:
Looking for changes in behavior
Know your Kitty! It’s important to be vigilant to any behavioral changes taking place, so that you can monitor them. It may seem like the smallest adjustment in their behavior, but it could indicate a much bigger underlying problem.
Things to look out for:
Do they seem to be struggling to hear?
Are they sleeping more?
Do they seem less energetic?
Are they more vocal?
Are they having issues with balance?
If you do notice these any of the above, make sure to let your vet know! Keep track of your cat’s movements in a behavior log, this way you and the vet can better examine the gravity and timescale of any changes.
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