Shoreline

19203 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-1243

Tacoma

5506 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 471-9200

Restoring Health & Happiness to Senior Cats Since 1992

Restoring Health & Happiness to Senior Cats Since 1992

General Healthcare for Senior Cats

Cats' health needs do change as they enter their senior years (10 years of age or older). Old age is not a disease; if your senior cat has experienced subtle changes such as change in appetite, change in litterbox habits, change in activity level (see list of changes here: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/SeniorCats.cfm ), any one of these is reason for concern.

We recommend your senior cat have a check up semi-annually once they turn 10. Every 6 months, schedule an exam, blood work, and a urinalysis with your veterinarian. The goal is to catch medical issues BEFORE you note symptoms. You will often have a much better outcome when a medical issue is caught and treated in the early stages.

Many of the hyperthyroid cats we see have been hyperthyroid for months to years, but this condition could be caught in the early stages when a senior cat has biannual visits to the veterinarian.

Here's to a long, long healthy life for your furry friend!

 

Cornell Feline Health Center Brochure on Feline Hyperthyroidism: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/brochure_hyperthyroid.cfm

American Association of Feline Practioners Brochure on Feline Hyperthyroid Disease: http://www.catvets.com/cat-owners/disease-and-conditions/hyperthyroid-disease


Testimonials
Pox’s Story Does it make sense to treat hyperthyroid in a fourteen-year-old, mostly outdoor cat? That’s what we were asking ourselves in the summer of 2013. Pox let me know his opinion by following me around all summer, talking continually. He plainly said, “I feel lousy;... read more »

Pox
Seattle, WA

  Three months ago my 13 year old kitty Miss Fanny spent three days in the care of Dr. Vaughan and the staff. Before treatment she had been losing weight, getting more lethargic and her coat was much too dry. She was found to have two... read more »

Miss Fanny
North Bend, WA

My cat was diagnosed as hyperthyroid when she was 10.  We had her treated as soon as she was diagnosed and I was glad it was found early. I didn’t really give the thyroid medication much consideration because she was difficult to pill and knowing... read more »

Savannah
Lynnwood, WA

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