Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

Old cats need extra care

Friday, May 05, 2017

Our cats don't give us much warning when they are not healthy. They hide arthritis until they can barely move. Kidney, gut and liver disease creep up on them. Hypertension is a silent killer, just as in humans.

As our cats age they need more frequent assessments and a deeper probe into their health. We have a package for cats older than 10 years which picks up the major and most common disease threats.

Canberra Cat Vet is offering NEW CLIENTS with a cat 10 years or older, and clients with cats who have just reached 10 years of age $15 OFF your next bag of Hills dry cat food! This offer is available until the end of June 2017 when you book in a Senior Health Check for your senior feline companion.

A Senior Health Check for your cat may include, but is not limited to the following: full clinical examination, vaccination review, dental assessment, diet assessment, medication review, blood testing, urine examination, blood pressure and mobility assessments.

Your cats health and happiness depend on regular veterinary assessments. Call us on  6251 1444 or make an online appointment on the "Request an Appointment" button above.

Search Blog

Recent Posts


visit urinating heart disease cage tapeworm thirsty asthma fireworks head spray crytococcosus moving new year hearing spraying snuffles marking cranky diarrhoea unwell paracetamol on heat rash ribbon best cat clinic anxiety tooth lump hiding sick eye obesity itchy high blood pressure renal disease abscess,cat fight nails cat flu jumping panadeine vet visit FORLS blocked cat litter sore diet carrier cancer skinny blood blood in urine urine spraying train flea treatment best veterinarian blood test hairball string thyroid odour vomiting unsociable examination enteritis dental check kitten play goodbye home visit computer gifts chlamydia sun fat holes in teeth behaviour ACT dilated pupils pheromone allergy, sucking wool fabric litter box grooming toxic urinating outside litter decision to euthanase runny nose aggression best clinic hunters African wild cat tumour body language Canberra Cat Vet pica dry food eye ulcer dementia blockage straining changed eyes virus aspirin furballs grass hospital stare into space senior cat containment dental fear touch hard faeces prey advantage snake bite lymphoma blue cognitive dysfunction seizures skin cancer cat stress scratching urinating on curtains or carpet vocal roundworm runny eyes pet paralysis tick open day FIV hunched over snakes kibble conflict fluid pills headache overweight appointment constipation whiskers teeth urination restless fight plants cystitis mince health check lame RSPCA desex poison breeder tradesmen heaing snuffle ulcer hunter New Year's Eve painful weight control blindness sneeze home eye infection toxins ulcerated nose panamax mycoplasma snake weight loss annual check pet insurance off food diuretics aerokat poisonous abscess salivation sick cat bed joints when to go to vet poisonous plants cough vaccination strange behaviour cat behaviour introductions inflammatory bowel disease mouth breathing scratching post rough play poisoning spey xylitol house call panadol holes revolution herpesvirus christmas IBD training kidney disease cat friendly not eating gasping microchip worms meows a lot wool socialisation sudden blindness learning desexing corneal ulcer cat enclosure physical activity wet litter kidneys Canberra echocardiography sensitive catoberfest permethrin feliway hypertrophic cardiomyopathy senses sore ears appetite bladder stones hyperactive face rub activity new cat collapse aggressive biopsy client night tablet tartar kidney anaemia birthday vomit bladder dymadon feline herpesvirus attack polish blind vaccine snakebite rigid head introducing euthanasia radioactive iodine thiamine deficiency holiday flea prevention stiff fever Hill's Metabolic plaque breathing difficult pain nose scabs pain relief enemies lilly new kitten yowling blood pressure liver rub pill sense of smell massage prednisolone behaviour change flu old change paralysed AIDS holidays feline AIDS panleukopaenia comfortis mental health of cats depomedrol scratch cta fight hole twitching foreign body noisy breathing lick information night best vet cat fight photo competition kitten return home cat history cat vet bump drinking a lot obese pain killer fleas lilies mass outdoor cat kittens tick brown snake signs of pain introduction feline enteritis insulin cortisone hungry opening hours sore eyes competition lily wobbles pred adipokines weight allergy cat worms indoor cats sensitive stomach rolls furball skin hunting scale bite snot discount petting cat kitten deaths pancreatitis vision castration drinking more love cat enclosures worming cryptococcosis urine calicivirus fits award introduce enclosure hyperthyroidism arthritis diabetes bad breath ulcers pet meat intestine in season free exercise food puzzles paralysis slow check-up poisons panleukopenia checkup old cat groom antibiotics antiviral open night dental treatment heavy breathing hypertension


A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions