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1. 10 Common Disorders of Senior Cats
By being aware of some concerns regarding older cats, you can be a more educated and prepared guardian for your aging companion. Here are some of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses known to afflict older cats.
2. 10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Young Forever!
There is a large disparity between the life span of a pet and our life span. Several factors have been shown to increase the life span of pets. We offer tips to help keep your pet healthy and young for as long as possible.
3. As Old as He Feels – Caring for Your Elderly Cat
They say old age creeps up on a person like a thief in the night. This is especially true of your cat. Cats seemingly race through adolescence and adulthood, and suddenly at around 8 years of age, they are entering their golden years.
4. Cognitive Dysfunction in Cats
Can old cats get senile dementia like people and dogs? The answer is probably yes.
5. Commonly Asked Questions About Senior Cats
During your cat's senior years, you'll probably observe gradual or sudden changes in health and behavior. Here are some questions that owners commonly ask about the health, habits and behavior of their older cats.
6. Feeding Your Senior Cat
Providing the proper diet is important in the care of an aging cat. However, there is no best food to feed a geriatric cat; that depends on the specific problems or nutritional requirements of each animal.
7. Geriatric Cat Care
Understanding the aging process and the most common problems that face the geriatric cat is the first step in providing the best possible care to your older animal. The main focus is owner education and the early detection and prevention of disease.
8. Grooming Your Senior Cat - Special Concerns
As your pet ages, taking an active role in grooming becomes even more important. Older pets often groom less, may have trouble cleaning those "hard to reach places," or may develop skin conditions that require extra attention.
9. How Age Affects Your Cat
Like us, cats don't stay young forever; like us, some cats age more gracefully than others. When a cat reaches around 10 years of age, he will likely start acting and feeling his age.
10. Hyperthyroidism – It Can Strike Your Older Cat
If your adult cat suddenly begins to lose weight despite a voracious appetite, he may have a hormone problem, specifically the hormone produced by the thyroid gland.

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