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Feature March 2018 Issue

Extra Care for the Senior Cat

Living with an older cat will likely require more effort on the part of an owner, but it can also be an extremely rewarding experience.

Extra Care for the Senior Cat

Age-related changes can be hard on a pet and also her owner. Here are some tips to make sure your cat's golden years are as happy and healthy as possible.

Believe it or not, there was a time when cats were considered “seniors” when they reached the age of seven or eight years old. As a result of the major breakthroughs in veterinary care — along with the many advances in feline nutrition — cats are now considered “elderly” at twelve, “seniors” at age fourteen and “geriatric” at the age of fifteen. Today, some cats can even live up into the upper teens and into their twenties.

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