They’re fluffy, quirky, and full of personality. Cats may be an acquired taste, but they’re one that most definitely gets better with age. The average house cat lives an average of 10 to 15-years — that’s a lot of pets, meows, and cuddles! But pet owners know all too well that the extra cuddle time often comes with a regular serving of vet visits and even a few sleepless nights.
Watching your cat grow older can be stressful. But breaking down the most common ailments and their symptoms and understanding exactly what you need to do when you spot them can help ease the anxiety of the unknown. Today, we’re going to look at some of the most common ailments plaguing aging cats around the world to prepare you and your family for the next stage of your pet’s life.
The liver plays a crucial role in the way that your furry friend digests food, converts nutrients, and filters out toxic substances in the blood. It’s a digestive workhouse, though it is a common problem spot for aging cats.
Obesity, breed, and medications often play a factor in the health of your cat’s liver, as does their age. The older a cat gets, the more susceptible they are to liver disease or some other age-related disease that might also affect the liver.