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Your Senior Cat

With reasonable care, your cat can be healthy and active for many years. Thus your cat’s age isn’t what defines her as “senior” cat. Your cat may suffer with mobility issues or signs of osteoarthritis as she ages. And obviously, obesity can worsen these conditions. Keep an eye on how your cat cares for herself. Your cat may skip grooming if she is in ill health or at the onset of dementia. Changes in how much your cat eats or drinks can indicate the beginning of senior health conditions such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism or kidney disease. Watch the litter box for too much or too little urine or feces. Examine your older cat for unusual lumps and bumps. Also watch your cat’s general behavior. Some senior cats experience a decline in their senses, causing confusion. Thus senior cats may yowl and hide more often. Contact your vets Rochester, NY to know more.

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