SOUTH EAST COUNTRY VETS BLOG

Fun facts, information, and news directly from the South East Country Vets team!

CARING FOR OUR OLDER FELINE FRIENDS

Remember, old age is not a disease.  It’s a natural process that is often accompanied by many physical changes that can be controlled or managed. As with any kind of degeneration, the success of management is dependent on early recognition and intervention. Also just like us, keeping active, happy and healthy will help delay the sign of ageing and make the twilight years more comfortable.

So what happens as your cat ages? What signs might you see?

LET'S TALK ARTHRITIS

Proactive health management of our senior pets means they are living longer and healthier lives. As they get older, our pets become susceptible to degenerative syndromes such as arthritis. In this article we talk about the signs of Arthritis and the many forms of treatment options available.

IS YOUR BELOVED PET GETTING OLDER?

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At each stage of life an animal’s requirements change due to changes in their metabolism, ability to ambulate (move) and the health of their internal organs. A senior pet has a slower metabolism, tends to move slower as joints and muscle age and wear, and internal organs may not work as effectively as they would have in their younger years. How do we care for these changing needs?