Declawing is an inhumane way to prevent cats from scratching. If you didn’t know that before you read this, I hope you take that away from this article. When a cat is declawed, it’s not like the nail itself is simply removed – it’s not like when you have a chronic ingrown toenail removed and
Kidney disease is a common ailment in cats as they age. When a cat’s kidneys are healthy, they work to manage blood pressure, stimulate the bone marrow to make more red blood cells, make hormones, and remove waste from the blood. As a cat ages though, the kidneys can become damaged, and all these processes
My 7 year old cat, Dobby, was diagnosed with what I was told was type 1 diabetes when she was just a year old. My vet told me that she was the youngest cat he’d ever diagnosed, and he didn’t expect her to ever be off insulin. If you’ve ever owned a diabetic cat, you
Just like humans, hearing loss is a common problem that aging cats face. Just like you find you might need to turn up the TV a few notches every couple of years, as your cat ages you might find that you need to call her name a little louder or she might not react to
Stiff, achy joints are a fairly common problem for all animals as they age. But what’s normal achiness and what’s a sign of a bigger problem? Arthritis in older cats is a common problem. What’s more difficult, a lot of time during the early stages of arthritis your cat won’t seem like they’re in pain.
Every cat has a unique personality – your cat might be sweet and cuddly, or it could be sassy with a big attitude. As your cat gets older though, you might notice little personality changes. Some of these are natural signs of aging, others might be the sign of a problem. Here are 7 normal
A lot of people think an elderly cat losing weight is just part of the aging process. This isn’t always the case, however. Senior cats who suddenly lose a great deal of weight can be a sign of an underlying health problem. In other cases, it can be environmental, or due to stress or depression.