Hi MTBG Friends,

Check each nail on their paws once a month. Senior cats may develop thickened nails and need nail clipping more often. Nails could easily in-grow into pads if not routinely checked.

Senior cats need assistance in fur removal. A good brushing once a month will remove undercoat fur and prevent matts from developing. Even short hair cats will benefit greatly from a good brush out.

Keep a check on your Senior Cats weight. Consult your veterinarian for any sudden weight loss. It would be good to have a physical exam and thyroid testing.

This photo is my 18 year old cat Lexi. She is one of four cats and 3 dogs in my household.

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Linda Hofmann