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Hours of Operation

Doctor's Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Senior Cat Care

Understanding your mature cat's needs

Cat Vet in The WoodlandsDr. Dolan and Dr. Robinson are experienced veterinarians that have cared for hundreds of feline patients with many different issues and needs in The Woodlands and surrounding communities.  As your cat matures, it is even more important for us to see them twice a year for optimal preventative care. Keeping our kitties happy and healthy as they get older is very important to the Creekside Animal Hospital team.

How old is a senior cat?

Senior cats are cats over 7 years of age. Cats are susceptible to many diseases as they age. Problems like kidney disease, diabetes thyroid tumors, and forms of cancer are common problems that can be difficult to diagnose without lab work. These diseases can be debilitating and have long term consequences on your cat’s health. With early detection, many of these conditions can be improved and managed well with medication and diet. 

We recommend that all feline patients come in for:

Annual Wellness Visits   

Semi-Annual Wellness Visit*

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Early warning kidney disease test (SDMA)
  • Thyroid test
  • Comprehensive lab work

*This diagnostic visit is important in the early diagnosis of these diseases and is essential in our efforts to help your cat to live to a ripe old age.

What you can do as a caretaker of a senior cat

In addition to our preventative screening, we depend on you to report any physical or behavioral changes as soon as they are noticed. These include:

  • Changes in appetite and thirst- eating more/less, drinking more/less
  • Changes in activity level- sleeping more, reluctance to jump up or down on things
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Changes in coat
  • Increased urination
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing 
  • Sneezing
  • Behavioral changes- hiding or avoidance, increased vocalization
  • Litter box issues

We have the ability, experience, and knowledge to get to the bottom of these issues and can optimize your furry best friend's health and well being. Working together, we help you love your cat longer.

Things to discuss during your senior cat wellness exam

As your cat gets older it is necessary to make changes in you and your cat's routine and care. There are many aspects of senior cat care that we can discuss during your cat's senior wellness exams as they age. Age-related considerations include:

  • Observed symptoms or changes in your cat
  • Nutrition
  • Medications 
  • Supplements
  • Litter box modifications
  • Comfort level

Schedule your cat's visit today!

Scheduling an appointment is as easy as picking up the phone, or sending us an email. Our staff is here to help make your visit as stress-free and comfortable for your feline friend as possible.

Creekside Animal Hospital is proud to be an active member of our community and to serve as your veterinarian in The Woodlands, Tomball, Spring, Conroe, and surrounding areas.

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