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How to Take Care of Older Pets?
Senior Cat Wellness
25 June 2024

Here are more basic considerations when caring for older pets:


Your pet's vaccination needs may change with age. Talk to your veterinarian about a vaccination protocol that is appropriate for your geriatric pet.

Mental health:

Pets can show signs of senility.  Engaging them in interactive play helps keep their mental capacity sharp, just as in people.  Changes in behaviour, even subtle ones, can be a sign that your pet is experiencing cognitive dysfunction.  Make sure to discuss any concerns with your veterinarian.


Environmental Considerations:

Older pets often need changes in their environment to help cope with changes in mobility.  For example, older cats may need to have their food bowls moved to the floor rather than the counter, and dogs may need to have their dog beds moved downstairs if they are having trouble climbing the stairs.   

Dental Care:

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to look for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.


As your pet heads into their senior years, your relationship will continue to grow and mature.  With proper care and attention, your pet can have a good quality of life and enjoy sharing your life for more years.


If your pets are in an emergency or if you have general inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Veterinary Emergency Centre (VEC).


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