If you have lived with your cat most of his or her life, you know what normal behavior and activity is like for your specific cat. When your cat has changes in behavior or activity, this is a red flag that your cat might need a check up. Illness in cats is usually very subtle changes in behavior or activity. Your cat will only be drastically different in a short period of time when something is seriously wrong. It is best to address illness when the changes are just small and subtle. We can better treat your cat and usually extend its lifespan if illness is treated sooner rather than later. For cats over 7 years of age, we recommend bringing in him or her for an exam every six months to ensure that subtle signs of illness are caught early. Some common senior cat problems could include thyroid problems, kidney function issues, changes in vision, heart/circulatory problems, digestion problems, changes in mobility/arthritis, etc. As a caretaker of an elderly cat, you should bring your cat in for a yearly check up and bloodwork, feed your cat a senior diet, ensure your cat has proper dental care, manage disease early, ensure your cat has good quality of life. When end of life concerns arise, please trust us to help you support your final decisions. We offer quality, compassionate veterinary care for senior cats because Broadway Vet Loves Your Pet.