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7 Tips from Dr. Jones for Keeping Your Senior Cat Healthy and Happy

Hello and welcome! This here is Smokey, a 15-year-old domestic short hair tabby. From an alternative veterinary point of view, I want to share with you the top seven tips to have a healthy and long-lived senior cat.

Tip number one: The most important thing for your cat’s health is what you’re feeding them. Most cats are fed dry carb-loaded cat kibble, which is low in moisture and protein. Cats are obligate carnivores, so feeding them a diet high in animal protein and moisture is essential to prevent common cat diseases like chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Tip number two: Limit unnecessary vaccines for your senior cat. Over-vaccination can lead to kidney disease and other health issues. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate vaccination schedule for your cat.

Tip number three: Consider holistic options for your cat’s health care. Natural anti-inflammatories like CBD oil can be safer alternatives to conventional drugs like Metacam. Similarly, natural flea control methods like diatomaceous earth can be gentler on your cat’s system.

Tip number four: Provide environmental enrichment for your senior cat. Stimulating toys, quality time spent with your cat, and grooming assistance can help reduce stress and prevent diseases like feline urinary tract disease.

Tip number five: Focus on disease prevention, especially kidney disease. Decreasing phosphorus in your cat’s diet and using supplements like calcium carbonate can help prevent chronic kidney disease in senior cats.

Tip number six: Manage common conditions like dental disease and arthritis in your older cat. Regular dental care and supplements like glucosamine can help maintain your cat’s overall health and mobility.

Tip number seven: Be an active and involved pet parent. Question your veterinarian about recommended treatments and be proactive in your cat’s healthcare decisions. By following these tips, you can increase the likelihood of having a happy, healthy, and long-lived senior cat like Smokey.

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