Hello friends! Today is Caturday, the day when I get to spend extra long morning snuggles with my humans. But what’s different about this Caturday is that I am officially a geriatric cat. Today is my birthday and I am 15 years old in human years which means I am actually 76 years old in cat years. Although I have slowed down in recent years I am still King of my castle. Being the oldest of the bunch certainly has its perks like having access to my favourite sun puddles and getting extra supplements for my old bones. I would like to share a few tips that my humans do to make the latter part of my years as comfortable for me as possible and to keep me young and healthy at heart.
1. Interactive play is important
Even though older cats are slower, it’s still important to give them plenty of exercise in the form of interactive play. This is a wonderful bonding experience for you and your cat, even if it’s just for short five minute bursts at a time. Being overweight puts unnecessary strain on a cat’s joints and even on their organs, leading to grumpiness caused by unexplained aches and pains. So to keep your cat in shape, you need to get them off their fur butts and play a quick game of stalk and pounce.
2. Provide mental stimulation
3. Change the feeding schedule
4. Water bowls. Everywhere!