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Your Aging Cat

Your Aging Cat

And what you should know

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Caring For Your Aging Cat

8 important tips for helping your cat age gracefully

We adore our cats and with veterinary science and technology advancements, our cats are living longer now days, and that's a great thing, right?  But with our cats living longer, come some age related issues to be aware of. To help your cat age well and enjoy her golden years to the fullest, we've got some tips on how you can make that happen and what to watch for once your cat gets to the double digits!

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How Old Is Your Cat?

Our cats age faster than we do...

Cats have a much shorter life span in human years than we do, but that life expectancy is getting longer with the knowledge and advancement in veterinary medicine and technology! So, have you ever wondered how your cats age compares to yours? take at the Cat Age chart we've put together to see just how old, or young, your cat is in comparison to you!  Who knows, your cat may be older than you are... at least in the human year comparison!

We've compiled a Shortlist of signs that may suggest a problem that you can always come back to for reference:

(please note that this is not a complete list of potential symptoms or problems)

  • Abnormal gait

  • Abnormal urine color/smell

  • Anorexia 

  • Apparent deafness

  • Behavior changes

  • Blood in the stool

  • Collapsing or seizures

  • Coughing

  • Decreased and/or painful urination

  • Decreased defecation frequency

  • Diarrhea 

  • Dry/hard stool, Painful defecation, Dark or tarry appearing stool

  • Difficulty breathing/rapid breathing (more than 35 breaths per minute)

  • Difficulty eating/swallowing

  • Excessive Shedding

  • Exercise intolerance

  • Head shaking  

  • Lesions on the skin

  • Lethargy

  • litter box difficulties

  • Nasal discharge

  • Ocular discharge

  • Redness, swelling, bleeding gums

  • Redness/swelling/soreness of the footpads,        

  • Sores that do not heal

  • Vomiting

  • Weight loss increased thirst

  • Unkempt appearance of coat or skin

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