How to Care for Your Senior or Geriatric Cat

When you have a senior cat in your home, you may have more concerns than you previously did about its health and well-being. It is important to make sure that your geriatric cat receives the best care possible. At Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville, TN, we can help. Our veterinarian provides senior cat care and will guide you on how to care for your animal at home.

Weight Changes

It's important to watch your cat for possible weight loss or gain. If you notice that your pet suddenly puts on weight, you should make an appointment with our veterinarian, since this can lead to chronic conditions that can shorten its lifespan. Weight loss can indicate problems with diabetes, hypothyroidism, and intestinal disease.

Keep Your Cat Hydrated

Place water in various spots throughout your house, taking care not to put it somewhere your cat will have to jump to get to the water. The risk for developing kidney disease, constipation, or another serious condition is higher as a cat ages.

Pain Indicators

Cats tend to be good at hiding the fact that they're in pain. If your cat doesn't jump or otherwise move around as it usually does, you'll want to bring it in for a checkup to see if it has an underlying issue that's causing it pain. Our veterinary team will take an X-ray and perform other tests that will provide more answers as to what's going on. We can give you a course of action to take, such as medication or surgery to improve your pet's chances of living close to pain-free.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Nashville, TN for Senior Cat Care

Your cat deserves premium health care, and this is especially for geriatric cats. At Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville, TN, our veterinarian will ensure that your cat is healthy and comfortable. We are happy to answer any questions you have about senior cat care. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30am

5:30pm

Tuesday:

7:30am

5:30pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Closed

Thursday:

7:30am

5:30pm

Friday:

7:30am

5:30pm

Saturday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Mishti and I had a great visit yesterday. Well, she didn't really like it but we just went in to have her nails clipped and the techs that did it were so professional and did it quickly, much to her relief. The person at the front desk was welcoming and cheerful as always. I feel really lucky to have found such an excellent vet so close to home."
    Daryl S / Nashville, TN