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Senior Cat Care

At Riverview Animal Hospital, we always say age is just a number! As your pet enters this phase of their life, they may have additional needs that we can help with. Annual bloodwork to monitor your cats internal organ function and other routine testing can help ensure your cat lives a long and happy life.

What are the stages of a senior cat’s life? How to spot signs of ageing?

There are three stages of life in an older cat. These stages are mature (7-10 years), senior (11-14 years), and geriatric (15+ years). You can spot signs of ageing in your cat by their calorie intake (eating less), skin and coat changes, and decreased mobility.

My senior cat is losing weight, what can I do?

If your senior cat is losing weight or not eating, we would recommend to call your veterinarian and book an appointment for a health exam. Cats are very good at hiding disease and may have some health concerns if you are noticing weight loss.

How can I care for my senior cat?

Senior cat care starts with annual health exams. At Riverview Animal Hospital, we are here to help as your pet ages. Call us anytime day or night and we can get your senior cat’s health care started.

What are some common health issues?

Some of the most common health issues in senior cats are dental disease, kidney disease, hyperthyroid disease and arthritis.

Why is my senior cat having behavioural issues?

As cats age, you may notice behavioural issues. Some illnesses can cause senior cats to have behavioural changes because they are uncomfortable. Your cat veterinarian can help to determine the cause of certain behavioural changes, call anytime to make an appointment.

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Rebecca Schofield Community Event

Riverview Animal Hospital helped last week to build the Rebecca Schofield All World Super Play Park. It was a huge community event with over 2, 583 volunteers that built a giant accessible playground for all of Greater Moncton's Children to enjoy. Rebecca Schofield is Riverview New Brunswick's international celebrity. In 2016, at 16 years old Rebecca became ill, what was thought to be the flu turn into a diagnosis of Brain Cancer. In the short time before her death in 2018, Rebecca started a global movement, by inspiring people around the world to simply be kind to one another. Her hashtag #beccatoldmeto is to this day still seen all over the world as people perform random acts of kindness. Her legacy lives on making the world a better place one act of kindness at a time. We were very proud to be able to do our small part in helping to build the playground. We know that Becca's legacy will carry on for years to come, and I know the team at RAH will think of her every time we see the smiles of children as they play on their new beautiful playground. Written by: Riverview Animal Hospital  

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