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Keeping Your Indoor Cat Warm in Winter

keeping your indoor cat warm in winter

Many cats really enjoy a warm, cozy place to nap. It’s not unusual to walk into a room and find your cat curled up in the sunniest spot. With the approach of colder months, many indoor cats, especially older ones or kitties with arthritis, will seek out the warmest spots in the house. There are ...

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Older Cats Need Blood Pressure Readings

veterinarian holding a cat

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is common in older cats and is usually the result of another medical problem. It’s commonly associated with medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, renal disease, diabetes and obesity. When high blood pressure is the original condition it’s called primary hypertension. What causes primary hypertension is not known. High blood pressure as a result of ...

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Feline Cognitive Dysfunction

If you’ve been feeling as if your geriatric kitty is getting senile, there may be more to it than you realize. Age-related Feline Cognitive Dysfunction, also referred to as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, is the feline version of human Alzheimer’s disease. More than just the typical behavioral changes associated with age, cats with CDS can display symptoms ...

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Caring for Senior and Geriatric Cats

caring for senior and geriatric cats

Our companion cats are living longer thanks to constant advancements in veterinary care, more awareness concerning high quality nutrition, and better attention paid to their emotional, physical and mental needs. Every cat is unique though and age-related issues may start to show up in one cat at the age of seven while his feline housemate may ...

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Tips for Making Life Easier for Your Geriatric Cat

You may have a geriatric cat who doesn’t seem to have slowed down one bit or maybe your cat is barely making it to the litter box these days. Just as with people, each cat handles the aging process differently. Some are active all through their senior years and some show obvious signs of slowing ...

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