Atlanta Special Needs Cat Sitter
One thing is clear: you love your cat more than anything, and we get it! Nothing can get in the way of the love you feel for your furry friend. Cats are energetic and playful creatures who love to explore the world surrounding them. Unfortunately, some cats and kittens have special needs that require constant care and nurture.
Our Atlanta critter sitters understand this reality and are ready to take good care of your kitten’s or cat’s medical needs when for any reason you are unable to. To learn more about the cat sitting services we provide in Atlanta and the surrounding communities, call us today at (404) 973-2541.
What is a Special Needs Cat?
A special needs cat is one that suffers from an illness or disability that requires constant or continuous attention. Also, a cat might need special attention due to their age. While many feline diseases can be prevented, others require dedication and constant attention, especially among elderly cats. At Critter Sitters, we go above and beyond to make sure that cats with special needs receive quality in-home care.
Atlanta Cat Sitters for Sick, Disabled, and Senior Pets
Most of a cat’s ailments can be prevented by being proactive and making sure they are properly vaccinated and are avoiding other infected cats. However, some conditions require continuous care and management. Some examples of cats that require special attention and care are:
- Senior Cats – Senior cats are not as independent as they used to be when they were young, energetic, and nonstop playful. As cats age, they lose most of their natural abilities. Things like jumping, running around and exploring become increasingly difficult for cats as time goes by. Furthermore, they might need help getting their food, getting walking exercise, getting water, and taking medication. Our cat sitters have decades of experience caring for senior pets, and understand the special needs that elderly kitties have when their owners are away from home.
- Feline Leukemia – Feline Leukemia is a kind of virus that is transmitted from an infected feline to another via saliva or secretions. It cannot be fought by the cat’s defense system and can ultimately cause death. To make sure your cat remains in good shape and away from this disease, you need to keep him/her indoors and away from possibly infected cats. It is vital to keep your cat’s vaccinations in check and consult a veterinarian if you see changes in your cat’s behavior or physical appearance.
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – According to Washington University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, CKD is “defined as kidney disease that has been present for months to years.” It is a kind of progressive illness that can develop through time, or manifest itself suddenly. Some of the common CKD symptoms include:
- Weight loss
- Drinking large quantities of water
While this disease is common in older cats, younger cats can also suffer from it.
- Epilepsy – Some cats suffer from this disease, which needs constant treatment and careful administration of medication. According to Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, “This condition stems from defects in the electrical transmission of nerve signals within a cat’s cerebral cortex, the area of the brain responsible for thought, memory, sensation, and voluntary muscle movement.” If your cat suffers from epilepsy, chances are you need to schedule a time to administer his/her medication and give him/her the care and love they need. But whenever you can’t be at home, depend on Critter Sitters for help!
- Diabetes – Diabetes is rapidly becoming a problem for more cats. This happens when a cat is not able to produce enough insulin to balance the levels of sugar and/or glucose in their blood. If left untreated, a cat may experience loss of appetite, weight loss, changes in behavior, and ultimately death. Diabetes requires that your cat undergoes a diet plan, receives the appropriate medications, and overall receives special care to make sure they keep enjoying quality time at home.
- Loss of a Limb – A cat might have had a terrible accident that caused the loss of a limb and now requires the use of special equipment to move. This is a reality for may cats who have been involved in an accident. Cats with missing or malformed limbs may have some mobility issues, but they still need and deserve love, attention, and dedication!
These are some examples of the kinds of diseases and disabilities that might affect cats, all of which require special attention and care. Our special needs pet sitters know and understand how important is to take good care of cats with special needs. We can lend a helping hand when for any reason you cannot make it in time at home to take care of your cat’s special needs.
Cat Sitting Company Serving the Atlanta, GA Area
We understand how precious and special your cat is to you, and want you to feel at peace knowing there are people who also care and are willing to take care of your pet’s wellbeing when you are unable to. Call our experienced and knowledgeable special needs cat sitters at Critter Sitters at (404) 973-2541 to start exploring how can we help you take care of your fluffy friend. We provide in-home cat sitting and kitten sitting services for special needs pets throughout the Atlanta, Georgia area.