Researchers Study “Frailty Syndrome” in Senior Cats

It’s a fact of life that as animals (and humans) age, they can become frail. “Frailty syndrome” is the term that describes the loss of weight and muscle mass, combined with slower and less agile walking, that accompanies aging. A Florida veterinarian has been working with human gerontologists to study frailty in senior cats. As … Continue reading Researchers Study “Frailty Syndrome” in Senior Cats

Video: Matching Seniors with Adoptable Senior Cats

Many senior cats end up in animal shelters when their senior owners pass away or are unable to care for them any longer. Often, these senior cats are calm and affectionate companions, but they can get overlooked at shelters because many adopters are interested in kittens. Animal rescue organizations have started special programs to match … Continue reading Video: Matching Seniors with Adoptable Senior Cats

Feline Vets Update their Senior Cat Care Guidelines

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released updated 2021 Feline Senior Care Guidelines for veterinary health professionals, as well as updated resources for cat owners. While the full guidelines are designed to help veterinary practitioners care for senior cats, the AAFP has also created client information materials for cat owners. What are the … Continue reading Feline Vets Update their Senior Cat Care Guidelines