Pets Magazine

Care for Aging Cats

By Alison_wood @midnight_eden

The Older Cat: Recognizing Decline & Extending LifeAging cats are going to take a little more maintenance as they get older and visits to the vet should become more regular to ensure that any problems are dealt with before they become a bigger worry.

Older cats will need a little more comfort as they are not as limber as they once were and giving them a nice soft surface to sleep on, away from drafts and in the warmth, will ensure that they remain in good health for longer.

Quite often cats will find a favorite place to sleep and as they are very clean animals, this place will need to be cleaned on regular basis or they will tend to move to other sleeping areas after a while. There are some excellent cat beds available on the market designed to be very comfortable. They are relatively cheap and most of them are designed to wrap around the cat as they lie in their natural curled up sleeping position.

This gives the cat support and also a sense of security and the good beds are made of materials that can be easily washed and dried to help maintain cleanliness and ensure that your cat stays in that same place most of the time.

One of the biggest problems that you need to consider as your cat ages is to have its teeth checked on a regular basis as teeth problems are one of the biggest causes of ill health in older cats. In fact it is often said that cats that live longest are those that don’t have any teeth left. They can get a buildup of plaque on the teeth and this can cause gum problems. These gum problems can cause infections that lead to the deterioration of their internal organs and reduction in the quality of life and the length of their life so try to get your cat’s teeth checked at least once every six months as they get older.

Some breeds of cats and more prone to teeth problems than others and a lot of this depends upon the type of food you are feeding them and also the way that they eat as some cats like to chew more than others, with the chewing helping to clean plague off the teeth.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Customer Service Can Kill Your Customer’s Experience

    Customer Service Kill Your Customer’s Experience

    With the advent of the Internet, social media, and instant communication via texting, customer expectations for service, as part of their entire customer... Read more

    8 hours, 48 minutes ago by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • Sunday Bliss Is..

    Sunday Bliss Is..

    ..preparing this mouth watering coffee crème fraîche cheesecake in this gorgeous kitchen. Join the Read more

    9 hours, 22 minutes ago by   Myparadissi
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN
  • “I Own My Life and I Have Decided to Live Long and Well!”

    A couple of months ago we wrote about Linda, her new type 2 diabetes diagnosis and the initial success with low carb. But that was just the beginning. This is... Read more

    9 hours, 26 minutes ago by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Beat the Press

    Beat Press

    Like many people, I’ve been re-reading 1984 and wondering what’s going on in a country I thought I knew. With clear evidence of wrong-doing on the part of the... Read more

    10 hours, 13 minutes ago by   Steveawiggins
    POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Late May Update

    Late Update

    Apart from occasional successional sowings of salads, my sowing and planting for this year is mostly done. It's now time to sit back and watch things grow.... Read more

    10 hours, 48 minutes ago by   Mwillis
    GARDENING, HOME
  • If You Are Inviting Fat People to Your Event…

    Inviting People Your Event…

    This weekend there are tons of BBQ’s and such going on here in the states, but events and meetings happen every day. And every day, fat people are “invited” to... Read more

    11 hours, 6 minutes ago by   Danceswithfat
    DIET & WEIGHT, FITNESS, HEALTH
  • Mountain Berries & Desert Spice

    Mountain Berries Desert Spice

    Today I want to tell you about a beautifully evocative book that focuses exclusively on sweet inspirations from the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea, written by... Read more

    11 hours, 21 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES

Magazine