When Your Cat Becomes a Senior Cat

We all remember the days of your little kitten, bouncing around the house with enough energy that you couldn’t properly catch up with. As the years went by, your kitten became a cat, still harboring a lot of energy but also enjoying long days of lounging around in the sun. Now, your cat is officially in their senior years, and there could be notable differences to review as the owner.


  • Weight Loss/Gain: It’s important to monitor this part of your cat due to their overall body condition.
  • Mobility: Your furry friend can, and should, no longer jump onto high and hard-to-reach places.
  • Behavior: Whether it’s their personal interaction with family members or the changes of their resting and sleeping habits, this is something worth noting to your vet.


There are common diseases that are seen more in senior cats including dental disease, kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and more. Please don’t hesitate to ask us about these diseases and what we can do for your pet.


As your cat grows older, the old structure of being a pet owner begins to shift. It’s important to maintain yearly appointments for your cat, and it’s suggested that you take them every six months after age 7. Be sure that they have easy access to the things they need, like their food and water, and keep a watchful eye on them.


If you have any other questions about your aging lovable cat, give Mandarin Animal Hospital a call today at (904) 731-5341.