Kitty Care: 6 Health Problems of Older Cats

Kitty Care: 6 Health Problems of Older Cats

Cats are considered elderly at 10 years old, and it's important to be especially vigilant about your senior cat's health. These six common health problems plague older felines:

1. Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure.

Unfortunately, kidney failure is a leading cause of death in older cats.

2. Hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism involves the overproduction of hormones that regulate metabolism.

3. Diabetes.

If your elderly at becomes diabetic, its body will either no longer have enough insulin or will not respond appropriately to normal insulin levels. 

4. Dental Disease

Dental problems are common in older cats and can lead to more serious health problems.

5. Joint Disease.

Arthritis is common in older cats but can be difficult to recognize because cats tend to hide pain.

6. Skin Problems.

Older cats have thinner skin and are more likely to develop skin infections. 

All of these conditions cause discomfort and affect your cat's quality of life. The good news is that we can manage them if diagnosed early! Your senior kitty should see us at least twice a year for an examination, blood tests, and dental care. Call if you notice symptoms between visits.


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