The health of your cat can change drastically with age
Beginning at around age 9, your cat enters senior years. At this stage, cats often begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease and cancer. In fact, one out of 10 pets that appears healthy, has an underlying disease. First, identify your cat's real age using this chart. Then, discuss ways to keep your pet healthy with your veterinarian.