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Senior Cat Care

While most of us like to remember our cats as the fluffy and cute kittens we brought home at just a few months old, they don’t stay that young forever. The best way to help keep your cat as healthy as possible later in life is to recognize signs of ageing and learn more about common ailments that can affect senior cats.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?


Some of the signs your cat is ageing can include, not being as active as they used to be, arthritis, changes in eating, dental issues and weight loss.

What are some tips on how to care for my senior cat?


Caring for a senior cat can include seeing your veterinarian yearly, annual bloodwork, having them on a senior diet, taking care of their dental health, allowing them to exercise and providing grooming if they are unable to do it themselves.

What are some common health issues experienced by senior cats?

  • Arthritis
  • Weight Loss
  • Dental Issues
  • Appetite Change
  • Urination Changes

Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?

  • Pain
  • Dementia
  • Environmental Changes
  • Anxiety/Stress

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Last updated: December 10, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. We are now allowing 1 client per appointment (or 2 clients in the case of euthanasias) to come into the hospital. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Torbay Road Animal Hospital