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Why Do Cats Die?

By: Dr. Debra Primovic

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Why Do Cats Die?

Life with a cat is filled with so much joy. We get to share many years of love and happiness with them. That means, though, that the loss of a beloved cat is heartbreaking. A cat's lifespan is so much shorter than that of a human's and some people feel that this is the worst part of loving a cat.

I agree with them -thinking about pets who have passed on still breaks my heart. I actually try not to think about it as it can still bring tears to my eyes, even years later.

This brings up an interesting question. When cats die, especially of old age, it's frequently attributed to "natural causes." What does that mean? What is a "natural cause" after all? I asked our guest writer - The Irreverent Veterinarian - to write about this topic. The answer is quite interesting. Go to: The Irreverent Vet Speaks Out – How Many Pets Die of Natural Causes.

Cats get many different diseases which can impact their life and health. Some of the most common ones are listed in this article. Do you know what they are? Go to: 10 Common Disorders of Senior Cats.

We've also tackled the subject of a cat's life expectancy as it's one that comes up a lot in talks with clients. Here's a great article on the subject. Go to: Life Expectancy in Cats.

I hope your cat lives a long and healthy life.

Here is one more tip - Aging doesn't mean that your cat can't be happy! Check out these tips for invigorating your kitty and helping them live life to the fullest. Go to:         
10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Young Forever!



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