Cats and Coffee: Senior Cats

 “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” – Charles Dickens 

I'm FELINE fine! In our last Cats & Coffee meeting, we discussed the importance of senior cat awareness. Learning the different resources for senior cat care is essential for a happy and comfortable life. Remember, cats start to show signs of aging around seven years.  Make sure to talk to your veterinarian if you start seeing any unusual changes in your senior cat, as cats are masters of hiding pain. Some helpful online resources to understand the physical and mental changes in your senior cat and how to care for them. 

Cornell Feline Health Center - Excellent website for feline health information. 

Basepaws - Dedicated to research on cats DNA, owners are able to learn their pets breed, health and even their whole genome sequencing.  

Pets WebMD - Providing health information to the community and their pets. 

The Spruce Pets - A website where practical, real-life tips and training advice information is updated on a regular basis.  The team of writers include trainers, Registered Vet Technicians (RVTs) and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs). 


All about Cats offers a Feline Life Stages downloadable pdf chart for free. You can also go to their Helpful links page for more online resources on cat care. 

Pet Care RX - Dedicates to provide information of different medication used by vets to pet parents. There are many helpful articles for senior care for both cat and dogs. They also provide a “Cat Average Lifespan” chart for those interested in a certain cat breeds lifespan. 

We host a virtual meetup called "Cats & Coffee" every 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is May 20th at 6pm. You can register here.