Helpful Tips for Disease Management in Cats

Helpful Tips for Disease Management in Cats

As with middle-aged and older people, a range of illnesses can occur as your cat ages. Being alert to changes in your cat’s behavior and habits and seeking veterinary care will help ensure early detection and timely treatment. Here are some of the common diseases affecting older cats and signs to watch for. CHRONIC KIDNEY… Read more »

Proper Dental Care for Cats

Proper Dental Care for Cats

It is important to maintain your cat’s oral hygiene to help ensure continued health. Neglected teeth and gums can result in severe mouth pain and even lead to infection in other organs. Here are some tips to help keep your cat “smiling”: Inspect your cat’s mouth regularly for tartar or any changes in gum appearance…. Read more »

Periodontal Disease in Cats: Signs, Treatment & Management

Periodontal Disease in Cats: Signs, Treatment & Management

Periodontal disease begins when bacteria colonize a cat’s mouth and a plaque biofilm is formed causing inflammation of the periodontia. The periodontia are the tissues that surround and support your cat’s teeth. In addition to the visible gums, it surrounds the largely “unseen” portions of the teeth which lie below the gum line. Over time,… Read more »

Senior Cat Wellness Visits to the Vet: Caring For Your Older Cat

Senior Cat Wellness Visits to the Vet: Caring For Your Older Cat

What Is a “Senior” Cat? Like people, some cats age faster than others. Generally speaking, however, older cats can be placed into one of three groups: Mature or middle-aged: 7–10 years (44–56 years for humans) Senior: 11–14 years (60-72 years for humans) Geriatric: 15+ years (76+ years for humans) With good home and veterinary care,… Read more »