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2075 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

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Senior Cat Care

Senior cat care is especially important for older cats because cats age much faster than humans. How do you know when your cat is a “senior cat”? The answer is that there is no specific age at which a cat becomes “senior.” Individual cats age at different rates. As a general guide, however, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has suggested the following age ranges:

Mature to middle-aged: 7 to 10 years
Senior: 11 to 14 years
Geriatric: 15+ years

As your cat ages, changes begin to take place in their bodies that can affect their overall health, well-being and comfort. Our goal is for you and your cat to enjoy the longest, healthiest life together.

At Tri County Animal Hospital, we recommend a comprehensive exam at least every 6 months for your senior cat. Depending upon your cat’s health and age, we may also recommend routine annual blood profiles and a urinalysis to look for potential health concerns.

Cats hide their health issues, so you need to be watchful of your senior cat. Please call us if you notice any of the following signs to schedule an appointment to have your cat evaluated:

Please call us today at 973-831-2426 to schedule a wellness exam for your senior cat.

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  • In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. A major reason is that it is very stressful to take cats to the veterinary practice and often owners believe their cat doesn't need routine check-ups for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program, created by expert feline practitioners, provides a solution to this trend and provides an opportunity for veterinary practices to elevate care for cats and reduce the stress during the visit.
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