Preventative healthcare of the older cat (for Nurses)
Now that older cats are forming an increasing proportion of our caseload, it's more important than ever to provide 'gold standard' care. There are many common health conditions affecting older cats and preventative healthcare is vital to ensure prompt diagnosis and management of these. Subclinical illness is common but simple tests including detailed history and physical exam, weight assessment, free catch urinalysis, blood pressure assessment and blood tests can optimise early diagnosis. Care of the older cat can be a rewarding experience for cats, owners and veterinary professionals.
Recording from 12.12.2018
Sarah M. A. Caney BVSc PhD DSAM(Feline) MRCVS
Sarah Caney is an internationally recognised veterinary specialist in feline medicine who has worked as a feline-only vet for more than twenty years. She trained as a specialist at the University of Bristol, England and is one of only fourteen recognised specialists in feline medicine working within the UK. Sarah has written many articles for veterinarians and cat owners and works closely with the cat charity, International Cat Care (www.icatcare.org). Sarah has written or co-written four books published by her business Vet Professionals (www.vetprofessionals.com) – ‘Caring for an elderly cat’ (co-authored with Vicky Halls), ‘Caring for a cat with chronic kidney disease’, ‘Caring for a cat with hyperthyroidism’ and ‘Caring for a cat with lower urinary tract disease’ (co-authored with Professor Danièlle Gunn- Moore). Sarah conducts online owner surveys and has published much of her research results in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. As a clinician she enjoys seeing a mixture of first opinion and referral feline patients. Sarah has been invited to lecture on feline medicine at veterinary conferences all over the world.