Senior Pet Care
House cats can live well into their teens and even into their 20s in human years. You can help your cat achieve his or her full potential with excellent veterinary care. Our veterinarians at A Cat Hospital serve Henderson and Las Vegas with quality senior cat care.
When your pet becomes a senior, you may notice certain changes in his or her behavior. Your veterinarian may notice these things as well, which is why we may recommend bringing your pet in for more frequent wellness exams.
During these wellness exams, the veterinarian may recommend a full blood screening as well as a urinary test and a fecal test. The information from these tests provides the veterinarian with a better picture of your pet's overall health.
An early diagnosis of conditions like thyroid imbalance, diabetes, and liver disease can make a huge difference in your pet's prognosis. Early diagnosis could save your pet's life by providing more treatment options to prevent conditions from becoming worse.
Dietary counseling is a beneficial resource for pet owners who want to help their pets maintain a healthy weight. Your cat can face significant health risks if he or she gains just one pound. This is why the veterinarian may recommend different foods for seniors, as they are often easier to digest. We may also recommend that you provide your pet with supplements to help fill in certain gaps in your pet’s diet.
Dental cleanings are also part of a healthy senior cat care plan. Plaque and tartar buildup in senior pets can be dangerous not only for your pet's gums and teeth but also for your pet's overall health. Gum disease can spread a bacterial infection to your cat's internal organs. Cleanings can help prevent this from happening.
Before your pet undergoes a dental cleaning, he or she will be cleared for the procedure. Our veterinarians will make sure that your pet is safe to undergo anesthesia and the dental cleaning. Your cat may require dental extractions to prevent further infections.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Veterinarians at A Cat Hospital
Our team at A Cat Hospital provide senior cat care in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV. If you would like more information about taking care of your senior cat or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, call our team today at (702) 454-4400 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We are here to support your feline friend throughout his or her entire life.