The health status of the senior cat can change quickly, with few or no obvious external signs. “Cats are masters at hiding their pain.” Cats are solitary survivors. Cats hunt alone and rely only on themselves for safety and protection. Expression of pain like limping, or moaning would alert predators that the cat is vulnerable and decreases the cat's survival.
The senior cat should have a vet visit every 6 months. The cat will have a better quality of life if detected early of diseases. The vet can assess the cat if it is in pain then the vet can source of pain and provide treatment for pain.
Help your cat by making their life easier with a low-sided, large litter box, add multiple water low-sided, wide-based water bowls near the resting area. Low-sided, wide-based food bowls near the resting area.
Elevate food and water bowls to help cats with the degenerative joint disease be more comfortable while eating and drinking.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area