ph: (301) 949-2511

fax: (301) 949-2513

2130 University Blvd. W.,
Wheaton, MD 20902


Kindness Animal Hospital Hours

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MONDAY – FRIDAY: 8am – 6pm
SATURDAY: 8am – 2pm
SUNDAY: Closed

Senior Cat Care

It is crucial that your senior cat receives regular care to prevent and treat the diseases to which older pets are more prone, such as bone and joint problems; hormone disorders; cancer; and diseases of the kidney, heart, and liver. Cats age at a much faster rate than humans, so bi-annual visits are strongly recommended to make sure that your senior cat is as healthy as possible.

During your cat’s senior wellness visit, we will discuss any age-related changes your cat may be experiencing and any concerns you have about his or her health. We can help guide you in caring for your senior cat by providing advice on nutrition, exercise, mobility, and changes in your pet’s lifestyle.

Our bi-annual wellness exam for senior cats includes:

  • A thorough physical examination
  • A detailed dental evaluation
  • Tailored vaccinations (based on risk factors)
  • Comprehensive diagnostic testing
  • Parasite testing and prevention
  • Nutrition and diet counseling
  • Behavioral evaluation and counseling

Since cats age more rapidly than people, dramatic changes in health can occur in as little as three to six months. The following warnings signs could indicate a problem that should be addressed as soon as possible:

  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Significant decrease or increase in appetite
  • Failure to eat for more than two days
  • Increasing thirst or water intake
  • Excessive urination
  • Vomiting and/or abnormal stool
  • Bad breath or drooling
  • Lethargy
  • Decrease in vision
  • Excessive panting or rapid breathing
  • Hair loss, especially if accompanied by scratching in a localized area
  • Stiffness or trouble moving
  • Trouble breathing
  • Seizures or convulsing

To schedule your cat’s senior wellness visit, call us today at (301) 949-2511.


MONDAY -FRIDAY: 8am – 6pm
SATURDAY: 8am – 2pm

Sunday: closed