What age is considered senior for cats
Senior cats are those that have reached the age of eight years or older.
Is there a senior cat that is not part of my family?
Yes, all cats over the age of eight years are considered senior.
How do I socialize my senior cat?
Seniors are often frightened by the noises and movements of children, so it is a good idea to take your senior cat to the local cat shelter or pound. Many senior cats will not be spayed or neutered and it is important to spay or neuter any cat over the age of three years old. Take your senior cat to the local veterinarian who will give you the best advice for your cat's individual needs.
If you have a senior cat that is not part of your immediate family, you may want to consider adoption.
Why do I need to spay or neuter my cat?
Cats are clean animals, but they are also territorial and will mark their territory by depositing urine and feces around the area they use as a litter box. Many cat owners choose to have their cats spayed or neutered, because it will help to reduce the odor in the home, prevent unwanted kittens and will allow the cat to live a happier life.
Are there any diseases that could be transmitted by sharing food with a senior cat?
No. There are no known diseases that can be transmitted by sharing food with a senior cat. All cats should be fed a special food formulated for senior cats.
How do I prepare for the winter?
Cats are very hardy, but they do not like the cold. If your cat is a senior, you may want to take your cat to the local vet to have her spayed or neutered before the winter months. This will allow your cat to feel more comfortable in the winter months. Most senior cats will not use the litter box in the winter months, so it is a good idea to pick up and remove the cat litter every day. If your cat has a litter box, remove the litter box from the area where the cat sleeps during the winter months. A cat that has not been spayed or neutered will also have to go through the painful process of shedding. You may want to consider a summer vacation to avoid the shedding of the cat's coat.
How can I prevent my cat from chewing things she shouldn't?
If you have a senior cat, you should consider having her spayed or neutered. This will help to reduce the urge to sharpen her claws on furniture and other objects. If your cat is not spayed or neutered, you should consider having your cat declawed. Declawing is very painful for your cat and is not a good solution.
How can I train my cat to use a litter box?
Most cats will not use the litter box in the winter months.
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