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30+ Wholesome Pics Of Senior Cats Doing Their Thing

Our elderly pets may be greying and slowing down, and they may be sleeping more, but they are still full of affection for us. Even the most active and playful kittens will mature into wise mini-panthers or elderly floofs with time. The cold season has arrived, and we wanted to make you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside, dear Readers. So we rounded up the most innocent and adorable photographs of senior cats for you to embrace through your computer screen. Scroll down and upvote your favorite adorable cats, as well as share images of your own pet cats in the comments area.

“Senior cats, without a doubt, necessitate special considerations. For one thing, they require more regular vet appointments to manage chronic sickness. Cats are quiet suffering who hide their disease, therefore regular veterinarian treatment is essential, according to cat behaviorist Ingrid Johnson. Continue reading for the remainder of Ingrid’s tips on how to care for senior cats.

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#1 My 2.5yr Old Son And 15yr Old Cat Had A Moment This Morning

#3 My Grandpa Passed Away On Thanksgiving And No One Would Take His 19 Year Old Cat… So We Did. Welcome Home, Lovey!

#4 When Your Cat Is Pushing 21 Years Old, But Can Still Pull Off That Innocent Baby Look

#6 Walked Into The Shelter And Asked Which Cat Had Been There The Longest… Came Home With A Deaf, Toothless Senior Lovebug. Reddit, Meet Cali!

#7 We Adopted An 12-Year Old Cat From A Chicago Shelter. He And My 14-Yo Daughter Fell In Love. This Is Them After She Got Back From A Week At Camp

Older cats, according to cat behaviorist Ingrid, require easy access to food, drink, and litter, as well as nice, warm beds.

“This entails ensuring that resources are available in all areas where your senior individual spends time. The last thing you want is a litter box in the basement of a three-story house if your cat spends most of its time in the bedroom on the top floor,” the expert said, adding that not maintaining litter boxes close by could result in some unpleasant surprises on the carpet.

“Would you want to go to the bathroom by walking down two flights of stairs when you're 90? No! You wouldn't do that!” Instead of making things tough for our elderly cats, Ingrid suggested that we should set them up for success.

#9 My Little Guy Is 21 Years Old And Still As Cute As Ever

There are numerous ways to assist your older cats, according to Ingrid. Scratch ramps, for example, are a way to help cats stay limber because arthritis is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated in cats.

Meanwhile, environmental stimulation and maintaining a healthy mind can help senior cats avoid cognitive impairment and senility. Furthermore, foraging toys and food puzzles might help your cat's brain stay in good shape.

“As near to letting a mouse wild in the house as you can get, foraging for food keeps cats healthy and motivated!” said the cat behaviorist. More information on challenging your cat with food puzzles can be found here.

“Finally, but certainly not least, provide warmth! A heated bed, easy access to sunny locations, and other amenities are available. Kidney illness is common among the elderly. Because the kidneys aid in the regulation of body temperature, these seniors are frequently cold. “Provide warmth!” Ingrid was agitated.

#10 Tiger Is 32 Years Old, And Is Still A Prime Example Of The Ever Loving Box And Cat Relationship

The owner of Tiger said that their vet told them they had the oldest cat in Illinois.

When your cat gets older, vet appointments become more frequent as new illnesses or inherited difficulties emerge as the animal's body deteriorates. Even if your catto appears to be in good health, it's still a good idea to take him to the vet every 6 months for a check-up. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

When it comes to hiding their ailments, cats may be quite subtle and devious, according to Cat Friendly. As a result, you must be on the lookout for any unusual changes in their behavior, appetite, or mood.

Even if you believe they are little enough to ignore or not bother your veterinarian with. When your cat's weight fluctuates dramatically, it's a clear sign that something is wrong. The same may be said for almost every pet or human person.

#11 Meet A Cat Named Sonny Who No One Would Adopt Because He Was 14 Years Old, Covered In Fleas, Underweight, And Had A Mouth Full Of Rotten Teeth That Had To Be Removed

"3 Years Ago Today I Walked Into A Petsmart And Met A Cat Named Sonny Who No One Would Adopt Because He Was 14 Years Old, Covered In Fleas, Underweight, And Had A Mouth Full Of Rotten Teeth That Had To Be Removed. He Came Home With Me That Night And It Was The Best Decision I’ve Ever Made"

#12 This Guy Has Been By My Side For 21 Years Today. He Helped Me Through Some Rough Times

#13 I Adopted A 13 Year Old Cat. She Buries Her Face In My Hand When She Wants More Love

#14 This Happens Every Time I Go To My Barbers. He’s An Old Kitty Now, And He Can’t Miaow Anymore, It Comes Out As “Aaaggh!” I Always Let A Load Of Customers Go Ahead Of Me So I Don’t Disturb Him. Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted

#15 I Brought Home A Stray Cat When I Was 17 Years Old. I’m 37 Now. Every Time I Go To My Parents House, I Check To Make Sure He Is Still There And Give Him Some Extra Love Before I Leave. Meet Scooter

#16 My 20 Year Old Cat Just Found Out He Loves The Smell Of Lavender

#17 Most Of Our Friends Don’t Believe We Have A Cat. We Don’t See Him Much Either As He Mostly Hides Behind The Bed. Today, While I Was Working, He Was Brave Enough To Come Out For Pets. This Is My 16 Year Old Cat, Elwood

#20 Our 14 Year Old Cat That We Found Crying Under A Neighbors Truck When He Was 10 Years Old. He Was Chipped, But Unfortunately His Owner Had Died. Theo Is The Sweetest Boy

#22 I Was 23 When I Adopted Him. He’s 17 And I’m Almost 41. Just The Sweetest Kitty

#23 My Grampie And His 21-Year-Old Cat/Sidekick Elvis. As My Grampie Says, “We’re Just Two Old Men Hanging Out”. This Picture Makes Me Happy And Sad All At Once

Senior cats need to use the facilities more frequently and have higher amounts of waste to dispose of, so having extra litter boxes for them to use is a smart idea. You should also make an effort to keep the boxes spotless so that they don't step in pee clumps while traveling the box.

“If a senior cat is arthritic, it can be difficult for them to navigate cat litter. How many 85-year-old people enjoy walking on the beach? It's difficult to walk on sand! Many cats begin to show signs of arthritis between the ages of 10 and 12, so preventative joint care is critical, and it also helps them use their litter box!” Ingrid, a cat behaviorist, explained.

#25 16-Year-Old Blind Cat Snuggling Daughter’s Toy Because It Smells Like Her

#26 The Cat Shelter I Volunteer With Has A Program That Brings Senior Cats To Visit Seniors In Nursing Homes. This Says It All

#27 My Old Man (20) Was Just Diagnosed With Kidney Failure. Prayers And Good Thoughts For Tigger

#28 My Cat Is Now 21 Years Old. Here Is A Pic Of Her As A Kitten (Around A Few Months Old) And Now. She Has Always Been Tiny For Her Age!

#29 This Is My 18 Year Old Cat, Geo. He Still Looks Like A Kitten To Me I Got Him When I Was 10

#30 My 20 Year Old Cat Has Always Grabbed Her Leg When She Sleeps


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