Senior Cat Care

Regular wellness exams will keep your senior cat healthy, and prevent conditions and diseases that are common during their later years in life such as bone and joint problems, hormone disorders, cancer, and diseases of the heart, kidney, and liver. At Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic, we recommend bi-annual preventive exams to look for any potential underlying conditions.

Senior cat wellness exam includes:

  • Behavioral evaluation and counseling
  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing
  • Detailed dental evaluation
  • Heartworm testing and prevention
  • Nutrition and diet recommendations
  • Parasite testing and prevention
  • Tailored vaccinations

During your cat's wellness exam, our doctors will sit down with you to discuss symptoms of age-related changes that your cat may be experiencing, as well as concerns you have about their overall health.

Signs to watch for in your senior cat:

  • Decrease in vision
  • Excessive panting
  • Failure to eat for more than two days
  • Hair loss, especially if accompanied by scratching in a localized area
  • Seizures or convulsing
  • Significant decrease or increase in appetite
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at (559) 732-4818.