Just like us our senior pets need a little more help as they get older. Nothing can be truer for our self-reliant senior cats. While they are experts on napping they are not great at communicating discomfort or asking for help. So we need to anticipate their needs. It’s never too late to make some healthy changes for our pets especially as they age and below are just a few tips in looking out for your older cat. Watching your cats weight As cats get older they become more sedentary meaning they are prone to put on weight in the early senior years. It is important to choose a food that caters to their changing lifestyle. Added weight can also lead to diabetes, liver issues and additional stress on joints. Feeding your cat a good balanced diet in amounts appropriate to maintaining a good body weight. Grooming, grooming, grooming Older cats cant always groom as intensively as before, especially those with longer hair, so brushing your cat frequently will help keep them happy and their fur unmatted. Broadreach Nature has a range of wellness product for cat’s skin and coat care. Keep up with visits to the vet Cats age much faster than people so we recommend a visit every six months for older animals to detect any problems earlier rather than later. It is important to ask your vet to review skin, oral health, ear and eye, joint, liver and cognitive function and advise you on the best way to help your senior cat. Happy and entertained Keep your older cat’s cognitive function and emotional state active and entertained. It’s not just kittens that like to play – but in the case of older cats ensure the activity is appropriate for their age and ability. That means not requiring them to jump or leap to help preserve their joints, but enough movement to get their circulation moving and their inner kitten released! Joint care As with all living things, age plays havoc on joints. 90% of older cats have some degree of arthritis, but they are great at hiding it. Broadreach Nature have, with the help of Veterinary Advisors, developed GLM Joint Care for Cats that combines Green Lipped Mussel with Glucosamine HCl, Hyaluronic Acid, Ascorbic Acid and Manganese. We have designed this supplement to help support mobility or stiffness in active or Senior Cat’s Joints and is veterinary approved. Find out more here.