Everyone and everything ages, even our precious cats. They no longer play as much as they use to. They don’t jump and roll on their cat trees, like they use to. Your cat will probably be in this stage, when he is between 8 and 12 years old.
Our pets become a member of our family and we don’t want to see them become older and slow down. But, I believe, that there are something that may help slow down that process. Like us, keeping ourselves healthy, by eating the right foods and getting our exercise, we will keep our bodies and minds healthier and slow down our aging.
By making healthy meal choices, seeing to your feline’s needs for medications and supplements, you will have your cat with you longer.
If you don’t already have one, consider getting your cat a cat tree. A cat tree or house, this is one of the best ways for him to get his exercise. The trees, also referred to as cat towers, houses and cat condos, are great for your feline to still climb and play with his toys.
You want to encourage your feline to do as many activities as he can. Just like us, keep his little joints moving. You may even consider getting a kitten. Your feline may interact with a kitten, making him feel young again. I know of several friends that got a new puppy when their dog was getting older and slowing down. It really seemed to liven-up their dog again. Cats love to mother, how could she resist a kitten around her all the time?
Are you aware of how popular pet strollers are becoming? They are great for older pets or pets that are not able to get around as much as they use to. A great way to get you and your cat out of the house and for a walk. He will still be able to enjoy all the scenery and get some fresh air.
I am no specialist in this field, just my point of view and how I have treated my pets. Just thought I would pass it along.
But, most of all, the best medicine in the world you can give to your pet, is by loving them and making them feel loved. After all, they are a big part of our family.