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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.