Senior Cat Care in Houston, TX
Geriatric Health & Wellness Services
Your cat is an important member of your family. They deserve high quality
healthcare at every stage of their lives. At Houston Cat Hospital, we
are proud to be able to provide ongoing health and wellness services to
aging and elderly cats. As devoted cat lovers ourselves, we know that
it can be difficult to watch your senior cat struggle as they age. We
are here to make sure that your cat lives out their golden years in health
Make an appointment with our Houston veterinarians today! Your senior cat
will thank you. Call
(713) 782-6369 or
contact us online to schedule an appointment.
Common Issues in Aging Cats
Senior cats benefit greatly from ongoing, preventative care – so
do not stop bringing your cat in to see us as they age. We should see
you and your senior cat at least annually, but potentially every six months
depending on their health needs.
Age-related issues for senior cats include:
- Changes in vision
- Decreased kidney function
- Changes in thyroid function
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Altered sleep cycle
- Brittle or ingrown nails
- Heart or circulatory system problems
- Difficulty digesting or absorbing nutrients
With regular wellness care from Houston Cat Hospital, any of the above
changes can be detected and treated early on before it causes larger health issues.
Wellness Care for Senior Cats
Our goal is to keep your senior cat as healthy as possible for as long
as possible. You know your cat best; if or when you notice changes in
their health or behavior, let us know right away. We are your partner
in your cat’s healthcare. We can help you manage their health to
preserve their quality of life and extend their longevity.
Wellness visits for senior cats typically include examining:
- Skin and coat
- Mouth, gums, and teeth
- Ears and eyes
- Lungs and nose
- Joints and muscles
We will also ask you to give us an update on your cat’s general health
and wellbeing. Have you noticed any changes in their eating or sleeping
habits? Are they starting to struggle to get up onto furniture or jump
down from high places? All of this information can be exceedingly valuable
in assessing your senior cat’s condition.
We will give you recommendations for taking care of your senior cat at
home, such as changing their diet for more nutritional support or rearranging
your cat’s space to accommodate developing joint issues.
Quality of Life Services
Our priority is your cat’s health and comfort. When their condition
deteriorates and regular medical interventions are no longer helpful,
you may need to make the difficult decision to pursue euthanasia. We understand
that it is never easy to make this decision. Our team of cat lovers is
here for you so you can be confident you are making the right decision
at the right time.
For questions about any of the services we offer for aging and geriatric
cats, please call
(713) 782-6369 or
contact us online.