As older cats need less supervision, they are great for those who have a busy lifestyle and are only home in the evenings.
If you already have pets, think about how they might get on with the new cat in terms of character and temperament.
When your cat reaches the age of seven, you probably won’t notice much different about the way they behave. After all, most cats live until they’re 13–17. Besides, your cat’s probably still active, healthy, and just as independent and curious as ever!
Don’t think of them as a golden oldie – instead, tell yourself they're entering the prime of their life!
Even though they don’t really seem to be getting old, by the time your cat reaches seven years of age, their nutritional needs will be changing. However, with the right diet, you can slow down – or even prevent – some of the health issues that may crop up as the years go by, and continue to give your cat the care you’ve provided throughout their life so far.
Like most cat-owners, you probably see your feline friend as a member of your family. So, when they finally pass away, you’ll experience a very real sense of grief.
Don't suppress any of these feelings – they're quite natural.