6 Senior Cat Tips
- Give your cat a leg up.
Help your older gal get up on the bed (or reach her chosen windowsill perch) with a special staircase that lets her reach her favourite places. Nighttime snuggles await! Check out Armarkat for truly beautiful staircases designed to give your cat a leg up!
- Get your freak on!
Help your super senior rediscover kittenhood with a new toy! All cats love the Da Purr Peller with its enticing feathers, and you can't go wrong with the NekoFlies series of absolutely terrific wand toys at nekoflies.com!
Next level catnaps!
Your older cat deserves a super-comfy place to lie down, and an orthopedic bed that’s easy on achy joints, like Bowsers Oslo Ortho bed, makes for dreamy catnaps. The memory foam cushion is infused with Cool Gel Micro Beads that cradle joints and regulate body temperature, and the scooped front allows easy access for older, arthritic pets.
Stop food theft.
If you have a multi-cat home and your senior has a special diet, you’re going to want the SureFlap microchip pet feeder. It prevents food theft ensuring prescription food is eaten by the right cat. The sealed bowl only opens for the correct cat (recognized by a microchip collar, included), plus it keeps food fresh, and reduces pests and odours.
Engage that brain!
Keep your cat's mind active and engaged with a window perch, like the innovative Window Kitty ($50). This unique cat window-seat gives your cat a fun play tunnel that offers a stimulating view while protecting your window blinds and your privacy. Bird watching has never been so simple!
Keep those joints happy.
Older cats often experience joint pain, and that pain can hinder their nighttime runabouts. Though identifying your cat's joint pain can prove difficult (they are notoriously good at hiding it), studies show that around two-thirds (!) of cats over twelve have degenerative joint disease. Signs of joint pain include reluctance to move, reduced activity, altered grooming, and a change in temperament. Providing a joint supplement designed to support and sustain joint health and function is a good way to help your cats stay active. If your cat is inactive, no longer maintaining her diligent grooming, and reluctant to be touched, it’s time for a vet check-up!
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