Posted by Lynette Hammond on 3rd Aug 2016
A 15 year old cat is considered to be a geriatric, but cats can live for longer if they are healthy. There are plenty of physical effects that come with ageing, just as we experience as humans. Some of the common signs of ageing may include changes in the following areas: attitude, sleep, appetite, activity and cognitive ability. This natural signs of ageing don’t cause concern providing they don’t interfere with your cats daily activities or their social behaviour.
However, there are five signs that indicate that the older cat will need to see a vet and may require some additional help and attention during their last life stage. The signs are from the ‘DISHA’ categories, which are as follows.
If you have any concerns about the older cats in your household it is always a good idea to book an appointment at the vets for a check-up. Make a list of the behaviours that you have witnessed that are causing concern and speak to your vet about ageing in cats.
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