Time catches up with us all and sadly our pet's life spans are much shorter than ours, so when our furred family members start to age it can be quite a rapid progression. Take note of changes in appetite, thirst, bodily functions, sleeping patterns . Health checks are super important to monitor teeth, heart, kidneys, thyroid and any lumps and bumps etc.
Mobility issues, Osteoarthritis & loss of muscle mass
. Feed a high quality diet, preferably not a dried diet and no beef (inflammatory).
. Supplements such as Glucosamine & Chondroitin, Green lipped mussels, Omega Oils,
and some Herbal supplements may help.
. Steps or ramps can help your pet still gain access to those favourite spots.
. Continue with gentle exercise, low impact activity at their pace.
. Non slip Rugs on slippery surfaces.
. Easy access bedding, Heat mats and a well fitted coat.
. Lower sided litter boxes.
. Regular nail trims, also important for older cats.
. Lickimats and puzzle toys can help keep them active and engaged without too much physical stress.
*Hearing and Sight Changes
. Keep the environment layout the same.
. Supervision especially around pools etc.
. Extra care around children.
. This may include anxiety, pacing, vocalising or disorientation - these can be difficult to remedy and a vet check is essential, to rule out anything else first .
. Herbal supplements may help
. Omega oils.
Remember life is short, so live each day as it comes and love them unconditionally !