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Typical Behavior Changes Of Senior Cats

by Albert John November 21, 2017

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Typical Behavior Changes Of Senior Cats

As a cat becomes older, they might be more prone to behavioral changes or develop particular behavioral problems. With the right treatment and diagnosis, a lot of these behavioral problems could be resolved. It might take a little bit patience on your part as an owner, although a longtime cat friend is worth it. If you want to know further, here are the following behavioral changes of your senior feline friend.

 

1.) Inappropriate elimination.

Inappropriate elimination, which includes defecating or urinating outside the litter box, and/or even spraying, is one of the most typical behavior problems of a senior cat. There are several causes for this particular behavior. A lot of them involves medical. Hence, a cat that is undergoing an inappropriate elimination must be examined by a vet. In most cases, laboratory tests would be needed to be done.

 

2.) Aggression.

Felines can become aggressive toward other animals or people in the household. Similar to the first problem, aggression might be the result of a medical problem like arthritis and hearing or vision loss, which can make the cat being startled easily and having diseases that have direct effects on their nervous systems.

 

 

3.) Fear and Anxiety

Stress, loss of hearing or vision, pain, and neurological diseases could probably contribute to anxiety or fear in cats. Treatment includes knowing the cause of the fear and how to reduce it if possible and giving proper therapy for some medical condition and recommending different anti-anxiety medications.

Albert John
Albert John


5 Responses

Ruchel
Ruchel

November 15, 2018

My cat has begun to stay out all night. She comes in to eat, may cry to go out. I need advise about this. I do not want her out all night. There are street cats who have attacked her.
Help

Karenlee Alexander, Ph.D.
Karenlee Alexander, Ph.D.

November 15, 2018

I appreciated your films about elderly cats. Thank you for sharing. —KL

Dianne
Dianne

November 15, 2018

Any advice for care of cats over 16 years of age ?

Sue Line
Sue Line

November 15, 2018

Ive adopted many senior cats, as well as having kittens that hsve grown to become senior cats, & theyre so loveable & caring. They do hsve special neeDs & people need to be aware oF what they are. They need different food & need a place where they can go & be alone because too much noise or activity can upset them. Id always adopt a senior cat now. So many people want kittens when theres so many senior cats needing homes where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace & quiet wgere thEy can sleep as much as they want. However, we must never firget that senior cats like to play & have plenTy of toys to chose from. My cat, phoebe, has more Toys than pets at home & choses what she wants to play with. Shes got a very life like mouse which she brings to me as uf to sAy.: “look what i gOt you, mummy.”

Sue Line
Sue Line

November 15, 2018

Ive adopted many senior cats, as well as having kittens that hsve grown to become senior cats, & theyre so loveable & caring. They do hsve special neeDs & people need to be aware oF what they are. They need different food & need a place where they can go & be alone because too much noise or activity can upset them. Id always adopt a senior cat now. So many people want kittens when theres so many senior cats needing homes where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace & quiet wgere thEy can sleep as much as they want. However, we must never firget that senior cats like to play & have plenTy of toys to chose from. My cat, phoebe, has more Toys than pets at home & choses what she wants to play with. Shes got a very life like mouse which she brings to me as uf to sAy.: “look what i gOt you, mummy.”

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