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What are the diseases of elderly pet cats

2018-01-01 16:00:00
As people get older, their bodies suffer a lot, and this is also true for pets. Chronic kidney failure, dental calculus and gum disease, obesity and hyperthyroidism, constipation are common diseases in old cats. If your cat is old, it needs special attention.

First, kidney failure is a common disease in elderly cats, without gender and breed differences, from excessive drinking and eating less, fatigue to wasting, not eating, vomiting, and even convulsions, death. Because cats are carnivores, the incidence of kidney failure is much higher than that of dogs, and they should be given professionally formulated food.


Second, dental stones and gingivitis occur first with salivation is the most common, the amount of food gradually decreases, want to eat but not open mouth, gradually wasting, halitosis is obvious. Long-term consumption of cat cookies can help to improve gum health and delay the occurrence of dental stones.


Third, obesity is the most common nutritional disease of elderly cats, because the cat's eating habits in old age has been quite fixed, so it is better to give a small amount of highly palatable food. Loss of appetite and weight loss are general symptoms of hypothyroidism, and can be fed with high-energy, palatability foods, while avoiding long-term loss of appetite in cats (especially fat cats) to prevent fatty liver.


4, cats usually like to comb the hair with their tongue, the barbs on the tongue are easy to swallow the hair into the body, causing the colon to store feces, as the owner, should pay attention to the changes of the elderly cat, especially when the cat is more than 6 years old.

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Chronic kidney failure, dental calculus and gum disease, obesity, constipation, hyperthyroidism are common diseases in old cats.