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6 Tips To Keep Senior Cats Young

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As cats age, their needs change and their bodies slow down. Devoted cat parents will do anything to keep their senior cat happy and comfortable. Cats reach their senior status at 11 years of age and they’re more than likely to suffer from arthritis or a degenerative joint disease. When they are 15 years, felines are seen as super-seniors. Age demands extra comfort, so check out our 6 tips to keep your senior cats young.
  1. Comfortable beds to snooze

Cats love to sleep. Kitties sleep an average of 12-16 hours a day but older felines nap even more. Senior cats can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Make sure they have lots of comfortable beds and extra places to snooze.

Our Fluffy Calming Anti-Anxiety Pet Bed is designed with super soft filling that offers joint and muscle pain relief for senior cats or dogs. 

  1. Keep their body and mind active

As your cats age, they still need exercise. Regular playtime is the key to health and happiness. Give them a minute or two of play throughout the day. It keeps their muscles, joints and reflexes in good condition. Engage your cat’s brain with brain games so they can be entertained for hours. 

Sleeping cat

  1. Stairs and ramps for aging cats

Cats love to jump and climb on any surface waiting to be discovered. This can get tougher as your cat gets older. They could fall and this could lead to injuries. Help your purry explorer stay safe by adding a step stool or ramps to shorten the distance he has to cover. 

  1. Trim the nails of their aging toe beans

Older cats can develop aggravations in their paws. This can be arthritis or fatigue causing them to lose flexibility in their toes. They can’t retract their claws anymore which leads to snagging in soft surfaces. If their claws grow unchecked, they can grow into paw pads or break off. This can cause injuries and infections in their precious toe beans. 

  1. Visit the vet regularly for check-ups

You need to make sure your cat is in good health by visiting your veterinarian at regular times and treating your senior cat’s health issues. They require more care as they get older. If your cat requires medication, be sure dosing is done on a regular and uninterrupted schedule to keep your aging cat healthy. If your cat is not active anymore, no longer maintaining his gromming and reluctant to be touched, it is time for  a check-up at the vet. 

  1. Don’t forget snuggles

When a cat has been part of the family for a long time, you would do anything to keep your cat happy and comfortable. Giving them love and snuggles are the most important things you can give your senior cat!

Enjoy the snuggles!

My Purry Friends

 


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