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8 Tips to Keep Your Senior Cat Healthy & Happy

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8 Tips to Keep Your

Senior Cat

Healthy & Happy

Author, Noelle Dunn, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

According to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), our beloved

Cats are considered elders when they reach ten years.  Once they hit the age of thirteen, they are considered geriatric.  Below are a few guidelines that will assist you with helping them stay healthy as well as happy during this time of their lives.

 

  1. Grooming (often)

~ Seniors tend to reduce the amount of time they spend grooming when they reach this time of their lives.  This is where you, the caretaker, step in.  Implement a daily grooming ritual.  It will keep the hair balls at bay.

~ Grooming your cat will also create some bonding time. These are memories that you will have when you pet is no longer with you.

~ Daily grooming also allows you to keep an eye on his body.  Check his skin and fur for flakes and his body for lumps and tender spots.

 

  1. Playtime

~ Keep your cat active & involved.  He may not be able to move the way he had in the past.  This could cause him to become depressed and feel isolated.  Keep

him active and keep his interaction with you flowing.

~ Keeping him active will also help keep his bones and muscles stay flexible and strong.

 

  1. Dental

~ As we know, cats are experts at masking pain and discomfort.  It is extremely important that you maintain your cat’s dental health.  Good dental hygiene allows him to eat better, thereby maintaining good weight – which is tough for a senior.   Dental disease can lead to other serious illnesses so, keep that in mind.

 

  1. Keep Your Cat Warm

~ Senior pets are more sensitive to the cold.  Keep a heating pad or a nice

warm, cozy bed at available to your cat.  You might even consider putting a bed upstairs and downstairs if you have a large home.

 

  1. Buy some steps

~ As our cats age, jumping becomes much harder for them.  Not being able to access sites that they once did with no problems can make them feel isolated and depressed.  Provide your cat with steps so he can move about with ease.

 

  1. Diet

~ Talk to your vet about Senior diets & food supplements for your aging cat.  Just like humans, a cat’s diet and nutritional needs must change as he ages.

 

7.         Keep your Cat Hydrated

~ Always provide your senior with plenty of fresh, clean water.  This is very important to your cats kidney function and over- all health as he ages. You can even keep it interesting.   Cats enjoy things that move, try providing them with a cat fountain to drink from.

 

  1. Vet Visits

~ As our pets age, it is very important to ensure they are going to the vet for at least two check – ups a year.   Proper medical attention for your senior cat is imperative in keeping him healthy and happy as enters the sunset of his life.  As with any medical ailments, if caught early the prognosis is always better.

 

 

About the Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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Dental Hygiene and Your Pet

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Dental Hygiene

and Your Pet

 

 Is it Really Important?

  Author, Noelle Dunn, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Something that is overlooked quite often is dental health and hygiene. When you own a pet there are many things you need to do to ensure their health is being taken care of.

We take them for checkups; ensure their shots are up to date. We care about the food they are fed and ensure they have plenty of exercise. However, we tend to overlook or even forget they have teeth! And like us humans they too need checkups, cleaning and care on their teeth. So what are you doing to ensure your pet has those teeth cleaning needs met?

Read on as we, at Professional Pet Sitting Etc, share how you can get started on a dental health and hygiene routine.

Dental Hygiene left unattended will cause some pretty ugly health issues for your pet. Not to mention massive discomfort. Animals have an extraordinary capability to hide pain as a means of survival. So if you are not checking into the condition of your pet’s teeth you may not even know they are need of health care or that they may be suffering.

There are tried and true steps you can take to help your pet keep those pearly whites and maintain their dental health. Anything you do can only serve to enhance your pet’s overall well-being.

Diets and chews –

There are specially formulated chews and food for your pet that can assist with the removal or control of tartar build up. The design of the kibble is actually intended to act as a toothbrush, scrubbing the tartar off as they chew. Additionally some of the food contains anti-tartar ingredients. There are also a variety of dental chews out there that benefit your pet while they have fun! The only catch on chews and rawhides would be the pet has to actually enjoy chewing, daily. Many pets are just not into the chews and rawhides.

Actual dental cleaning –

You can perform brushing of your pet’s teeth at home. If you have worked with your pet early on to get them use to the brushing, it should be fairly easy, just like brushing their fur. If your dog is not into the brushing of the teeth activity, you may need to work with them on it. Utilize the reward / training benefit and try to make it fun or at least stress free. Other option would be take Fido to your vet and have them do a dental cleaning. Some dogs need to be sedated in order to do a good job with the cleaning. Many smaller dogs need to undergo this procedure. This is why it is a great idea to get your pet started early, have them become use to teeth cleaning to avoid anesthesia.
Dental health and hygiene is an important aspect of your pet care routine. Start early on with your pet. If you haven’t already started a dental health routine, it’s never too late!

 

 

 

About the Owner of Professional Pet Sitting, Etc.

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Play Time Is Important for Our Dogs

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How do

you

play

with your dog?

  Author, Noelle Schueller for

Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Interaction with our dogs comes through a variety of ways.  With the daily routines that we all have, taking Fido for a quick walk can seem like something we are going on Auto Pilot.   However, the time we spend with our dogs, no matter what the duration can be memorable and it’s very important too.
Start with play time.  While you are sitting on the couch, simply ask your dog for one of their toys.  Honestly, despite what some folks believe, they know when you ask them “Where is the red ball?”  After you have asked the question, they normally take off in a mad dash to find the treasure to bring the toy back to their loving parent.  A simple tug of war, toss of the ball from your seat on that couch is interaction between you and your dog.  And they love it!  You may have had a rough day, it could be raining out or you just don’t live close to a park.  However as you can see, you can still play with your pup.  And if your dog is small, a few tosses of that ball may be enough to keep them happy until you can make some time to get out and play.  
 
Go for a walk.  I understand completely how time gets sparse.  You work all day, come home and are just spent.  Your faithful pal is waiting on you to grab the leash and go.  That is the last thing on your exhausted mind.  However, it is important not only for your dog, but also for yourself.  Getting out and clearing your head, doing nothing but strolling down the street with your dog.  It may seem like a minor insignificant task, however think again.  You’re getting exercise.  Your poor dog that has been trapped inside all day, waiting for you to come home, is getting to go out and get some exercise, air and quality time with you.  Far too often we get lost between work and family that we forget the importance of exercising our dogs AND ourselves.  
 
Benefits of exercising your dog daily:
  •  Keeps your dog limber and eases stiffness of joints
  • Aids in digestion
  • Builds confidence
  • Strengthens the bond between dog and pet parent
  • Reduces destructive behaviors such as barking and chewing
  • Keeps your dog fit and at a healthy weight
  • Your dog will sleep better and be lest restless 
Are you having trouble finding time to exercise your dog?  We can help with that.  Call or email us at Professional Pet Sitting Etc.  to discuss your options.  

About the Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

Pet Sitting NH , Pet Sitting Nashua NH , Pet Care NH, Petsitternh, Petsittersnh, Professional pet sitter, pet sitters, professional pet sitting, pet sitting, pet sitter, professional pet services, professional pet sitters, pro pet sitting, pet sit, pet, puppy sitting

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