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They are cute and adorable, silky soft, love getting pampered rather than pampering any guesses who are they? Off course they are our feline friends, our pretty cats. For all cat owners who love giving the best care and love to their pets, this article is just meant for you.
Cats usually live longer than most dogs and it is no longer unusual for them to live until 20 or beyond. How long an individual cat will live depends on many factors such as genetics, whether kept indoors or not, type of diet and of course the appropriate cat veterinary care given. Currently by age 7, a cat is considered to be middle-aged. At age 12 and above, a cat is considered to be in old age.
As you can see, a seven year old cat is well into his 'forties'. And since one year for a cat is equivalent to four human years, many changes can take place in what for us, is a fairly short period of time. That is why the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Animal Hospital Association now recommend twice yearly physical exams plus appropriate blood work on all cats who are 8 years old or above.
At Cat Care Professionals we recommend a physical examination every 6 months for those older cats with one of those exams including a comprehensive set of tests to check for illnesses that become more common in older age. This includes:
- Blood pressure measurement
- Blood screenings for abnormalities in major organ function
- Thyroid function test
- Complete blood count
- Urine analysis
- Fecal exam for parasites
With this program, many health problems which are not readily detected in other ways can be caught early on and appropriate steps taken to ensure continued well-being and a longer life for your cat.
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