Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum VIC 3197

Elderly Cats

How do you really know how well your cat is ageing? This can be a dilemma for some owners of older cats because cats in general are very discreet creatures and they are very good at hiding things! Often they can be suffering from an underlying illness for a long time before owners are aware there is a problem.

The BIG EIGHT

There are eight diseases of older cats that we see more frequently and they are:-

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Neoplasia (cancer)
  • Cardiomyopathy (heart disease)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Signs to watch for include increased thirst, weight loss, change in bowel habits, change in personality, reluctance to jump up or change in appetite. As an owner you are attune to your cats normal habits but sometimes changes can be subtle. If you are concerned that your cat may have underlying problems then please call us to make an appointment. It is advisable to have your cat checked at least once per year and sometimes with the older cats an examination every six months may help to pick up any health issues earlier. Urine and blood tests and blood pressure screening are all advisable in all senior cats (over 10 years old).

Contact Us

Address: 15 McLeod Rd, Carrum

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - midday
Sunday/Public Holidays Closed
Phone 9772 0777

Emergencies can be very stressful. Try and remain calm and phone for help. 9772 0777 or after hours please the Animal Emergency Centre in Frankston-9770 5555 or Highett-9532 5261

PUPPY CLASSES are postponed for the moment.

If you have a new pup we can still help guide you as to how best socialize your new family member. The first four months of a pups life is an important window of opportunity for you to develop a well rounded pet. Phone us for advice on to how to get the best out of your pup during the COVID 19 lockdown.

 

Just for Cats. We are proud to be able to offer our feline patients a "Cat only" area in our waiting room.

We are proud to support three very worthy working dog rescue groups by offering generous discounts on all services. If you are planning on getting a new pet please consider a rescue pet and save a life.

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