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Looking after an older cat

It is often easy to tell when your cat is showing signs of ageing, as changes in their fur and skin occur. It is important to recognise that the nutritional needs of your cat are changing. The good news is that there are many top brands of Cat Food which cater towards senior cats. With regards to your cat's fur, this may become increasingly grey, especially on their face. Furthermore, their coat will become thinner and change in texture.

During this period in their life it is essential to maintain a good grooming regime. Brushing will help stimulate circulation and enable the distribution of oils which act to lubricate your cat's skin and coat. Here at Time for Paws we offer many cat-grooming products from top brands including Ferplast and Mikki.

It is important to document the changes in your cat's appearance over time. If you spot any dramatic changes it is always best to consult your veterinarian for advice. As your cat ages, their skin changes over time. It becomes drier, thinner, more delicate and unfortunately, slower to heal. It is important to also check your cat’s claws as over the years, these become more brittle and more prone to damage.

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