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Senior Cats: What You Need To Know

Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, cats are living longer and healthier lives than ever before.  Regular veterinary wellness exams for your senior cat become essential to their health as they age. Wellness exams at Cat Hospital of Portland every 6 months can help detect and treat issues early. 

The most common symptoms to look for in your senior cat are thirst, urination, and changes in appetite or energy. Other symptoms may include:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • House soiling (“accidents”)
  • Easily disturbed by loud sounds
  • Increased barking/meowing
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Confused or disoriented behavior
  • Repeating the same actions
  • More grouchy or irritable than usual