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Senior Cat Care

We all get older and when we do, issues related to age start to crop up. When our dogs get older, we need to be sure we address these age-related issues.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?

Cats become senior when they have lived 80% of their expected life. As cats age, they slow down sometimes due to arthritic soreness, organ disease and loss of muscles. Some cats will go from having many places to nap, to just one or two, as it becomes hard to move from place to place. Some cats eat less and some cats eat more. Increased drinking can also be a sign of ageing. Weight loss can also happen to older cats.

My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?

If your senior cat is losing weight, it is important for you to bring them to their veterinarian for an examination and blood work. Losing weight can be an indicator of a number of different health conditions in a senior cat.

How can I care for my senior cat?

Your senior cat should be examined at least once a year by a veterinarian and have blood profile completed twice yearly.

What are some common health issues?

Some of the common health issues in senior cats are diabetes, kidney disease and hyperthyroidism.

Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?

Senior cats can have behavioural issues for many different reasons. If they are sick or sore, they may present as having behavioural issues. There is also a chance of them developing cognitive dysfunction.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at North Hill Animal Hospital