We all expect to feel a few more aches and pains as we get older, but osteoarthritis in your cat is more than just the odd twinge.
Once your cat hits seven years old, it is officially an ‘older pet’. It won’t necessarily need different cat food on its seventh birthday, but around this time you should start thinking about switching to a diet designed specifically for older cats.
As your cat gets older, years of plaque and tartar build-up in its mouth can start to get out of hand.
Rarely seen in younger cats, hyperthyroidism is a condition that speeds up your cat’s metabolism which puts a strain on your pet’s system.
There are a few warning signs to watch out for, as a pet with diabetes will need special attention to its diet and possibly injections of insulin.
As with humans, cats’ kidneys filter the blood and remove waste products; in doing so they produce urine. Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common conditions to affect older cats.