What to do if your senior cat has UTI
Some people may not know that cats can get Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Older cats in particular are much more susceptible to picking up UTIs, the symptoms of which are usually easy to spot.
It is important to provide fresh water in clean bowls every day as cats will not drink ‘old’ water.
So, what do you do if you suspect your cat has a UTI? Whiskas looks into feline Urinary Tract Infections.
Dental problems in older cats
As a cat owner, one of the ways you should care for your cat is by checking their oral health is in order. As cats get older, it’s common for dental issues to develop.
Cats are naturally stoic animals and it may not be obvious when they are suffering from dental problems, so it’s important to check their teeth regularly.
So, how can you make sure your senior cat’s teeth stay as healthy as possible? Whiskas investigates…
Common health issues in senior cats
As your cat gets older, you may find yourself taking her to the vet a little more often
You can help soothe your cat’s sore gums by giving her wet food.
By giving her regular check-ups at home – along with lots of care and attention, of course! – you’ll be able to help identify if there's a problem, and ensure that it’s treated properly.
Five steps to a longer life
It’s likely your cat will live for around 13–17 years. To help her enjoy a long and happy life, try putting this five-step home health check in place. By doing these checks once a month, you may be able to detect a health problem early on, and do something about it.
If you're very tactile with your cat you'll soon get to know how she looks when she's healthy.
Weigh your cat by holding her, standing on your bathroom scales, and subtracting your own weight from the combined total.