Caring for your Senior Cat

Regular health checks are important for all cats, but they become increasingly important as your cat gets older. Just like humans, as your cat gets older they could start to experience health issues. We’ve got advice on some of the more common conditions that can cause problems for older cats.

Quite often, the change in behaviour is very slight and you may not notice it. Add to the fact that many cats hide their pain and it could be some time before you notice that there’s a problem.

Regular health checks are an ideal opportunity for your vet to give your cat a nose-to-tail check and carry-out any tests that they feel are necessary. Read on for our senior cat care advice.

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Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis can affect cats at any age, but it usually occurs as they get older. Learn how to spot the signs and adapt your care.

Blood Pressure in Cats

Much like humans, cats can suffer from issues with their blood pressure. Keep reading to find out the potential causes, signs to look out for, and treatment.

Senior Cat Healthcare Plan

Our Medivet Healthcare Plan is a good way to budget for additional costs that may arise. The Senior element of the plan covers an annual blood test as well as six-monthly blood pressure checks.

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism in cats, or an overreactive thyroid, is extremely common as cats get older. Find out what causes the condition and how to treat it.

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Protecting your cat from diabetes

Diabetes becomes more common in cats as they get older. Learn more about the disease and what you can do about it.

For advice on the health of your pet, speak to your local Medivet practice.

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