Geriatric Health and Wellness Serving Your Feline Friends Since 2003

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 and comfort.

Make an appointment with our Houston veterinarians today! Your senior cat will thank you. Call (713) 597-6829 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:

  • Weight
  • 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) 597-6829 or contact us online.

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See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
  • “I have been taking my cats to the Houston Cat Hospital since 2007 when I adopted my first cat Shadow followed by Levi then Bitsy. I have always felt comfortable bringing my cats here for their health care needs.”

    - Melinda
  • “We know our cats are important to you and they are in good hands when they are there. Best staff ever!”

    - Jason
  • “It is a calm place, without putting my cat through the terror of dogs barking and sniffing around. The vets/techs are extremely knowledgeable about cats. The parking is easy and they can give you prices over the phone so you know what to expect.”

    - John
  • “I’ve been taking my cats to Houston Cat Hospital for 16 years and have always gotten the best care for them.”

    - David
  • I’m so appreciative of the personal commitment your entire staff has made towards Romeo’s recovery and future health. Thank you for everything!!

    - Mary

Why Choose Us?

  • Devoted Exclusively to Your Feline Friends Since 2003
  • We Use Progressive Anesthesia & Pain Management Protocols
  • State of The Art Equipment and Welcoming Office
  • We Welcome Fractious, Anxious, and Hard to Handle Cats
  • Years of Combined Feline Specific Knowledge
We Treat Cats Like Royalty!

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!