Typically, once pets are 7 years old or older, they’re considered seniors. And as your pet ages, you may start noticing some lifestyle or behavior changes that could signal a problem or need attention. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, give your veterinarian a call.
- Gaining or losing weight; decreased grooming
- Changes in appetite, such as eating more or less than usual
- Lumps or changes in areas of skin color
- Increased urination; loss of bladder control or noncompliance with house training; unusual bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation
- Excessive panting or exercise intolerance
- Increased thirst; repeated vomiting; bad breath or drooling
- Reluctance to jump, walk up stairs or rise from the floor
- Changes in behavior, such as disorientation or excessive vocalization; avoiding human interaction or hiding
Fuzzle – 22 years old
Gray – 20 years old
Check out more information in our Senior Cat Blog Series.