Older Cats – Skin, Hair And Nails

As a cat ages, her skin will start to lose elasticity and become dry and thin making her more prone to irritation and infection. To the aging cat, lumps and bumps on and/or under the skin become more common. Her grooming habits will become less conscientious (many times due to other physical ailments such as […]

Signs Of Liver Disease In Older Cats

The signs of liver disease in older cats may appear rather quick or more slowly. Symptoms include loss of appetite and weight loss, increased thirst, dark yellow urine, fluid buildup in the abdomen (which may be mistaken for the beginning of obesity), and jaundice (the yellowing of the skin, gums, and the whites of the […]

Common Geriatric Cat Health Problems

The following list, in no particular order, are of common health care problems seen in geriatric cats: Diabetes mellitus Kidney Disease (CRF, chronic renal failure) Hyperthyroidism Cardiomyopathy (heart disease) Skin Tumors Periodontal disease (dental disease) Dietary issues (obesity or special needs) Inflammatory bowel disease Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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