Your Cat’s Golden Years

Cats have a special place in our hearts. (They also have a special place on our laps, but that’s another topic.) These cute little furballs are definitely very lovable and hilarious pets. Kitties are also easy keepers. However, Fluffy isn’t quite as independent as she wants you to think. Our feline pals need good care to thrive. Your pet will also benefit from some extra TLC as she ages. Here, a Marin County, CA vet discusses senior cat care.


Good nutrition is crucial to Fluffy’s health! Get the best cat food you can afford. When it’s time, move your furball over to a senior-formula food. Your feline buddy may also benefit from certain supplements. Ask your vet for recommendations.


Older cats often get stiff and sore, which can make it hard for them to groom their whole bodies. Help Fluffy out by gently brushing her.

Keep Kitty In

We recommend that all cats stay inside, but this is especially important for older kitties. Fluffy will be both safer and healthier indoors!

Veterinary Care

Proper veterinary care is extremely important! Regular exams greatly increase the chances of any issues being caught—and therefore treated—early, which can be very beneficial. Vaccinations, dental exams, and parasite control products are also important. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Senior-Friendly Facilities

A few small adjustments will make your home safe and more comfortable for Fluffy. Get your kitty a litterbox with low walls, which will be easier for her to get in and out of. Older cats often develop vision troubles, so keep a night light on after dark. Your feline pal will also appreciate some pet ramps or stairs. Comfy beds, of course, are also on the list of kitty comforts.


Take a few minutes a day to play with Fluffy. Jumping and pouncing will keep your furry friend in shape. And, since your kitty has to focus on those tricky pounces, she’ll also get beneficial mental stimulation.


Cats are happiest when they feel loved and safe. Pay attention to Fluffy! Talk to her, pet her, and let her snooze on your lap if she wants. That little motor will still work just fine. Just be very gentle whenever you pick your furball up or put her down.

Please feel free to contact us, your Marin County, CA vet clinic, anytime. We’re happy to help.

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