I have an older cat that doesn’t have a lot of energy anymore. Is there anything to perk her up?

A: Many older pets do not drink enough water every day; as a result they suffer from mild dehydration which can cause very low energy levels. It is recommended to include canned food in each meal and encourage water intake (ice cubes, new bowls/fountains, broths, etc.) to help improve hydration and get that energy back. A vitamin-mineral supplement is also recommended to help supply antioxidants and B vitamins that can help support the immune system and energy levels. Sometimes poor energy is a sign of a medical condition and we advise a health check-up with your veterinarian.