In the past, the lifespan of a cat has been divided into three stages: kitten, adult, and senior. There was no consensus, however, regarding when adulthood ended and the senior years began. Recently, the American Association of Feline Practitioners released a new feline lifestages chart. The new chart describes the six stages of a cat’s life: kitten, junior, prime, mature, senior, and geriatric. For more information about this, see my blog post "How Old is My Cat in Human Years"
As cats get older, they are at increased risk for acquiring illnesses such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, chronic renal failure, high blood pressure, and urinary tract infections. In keeping with the changing times, we at Manhattan Cat Specialists have modified our very popular Wellness Plans to fit with the new lifestage classification. Click the images below to read about our new Prime Wellness Plan, Mature Wellness Plan, Senior Wellness Plan, and Geriatric Wellness Plan offered at MCS.
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