Once your cat has reached a senior age, it is especially important to maintain regular appointments. Senior cats can be susceptible to a number of different age-related conditions from arthritis to incontinence. “Older cats tend to be less active and playful, they may sleep more, gain or lose weight, and have trouble reaching their favorite places. Don't chalk up health or behavior changes - often gradual - to old age, however. Such changes can be signs of common diseases or dental problems that should be addressed by your veterinarian.” (Vet.Cornell.edu)
There are so many thing you, as a cat owner, can do to support your aging cat. Ensuring your cat has easy access to food, water, and their favorite toys can go a long way to keep him or her happy and learning the signs and symptoms of common ailments in senior cats can better prepare you to act quickly should they fall ill.