Things that happen as your cat ages

There are many changes that are feline friends go through as they age. The immune system becomes less able to defend against disease, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic which can reduce blood circulation, and they can experience hearing loss. Their eyes can become hazy in appearance but it generally doesn’t decrease their site unless we have some high blood pressure issue that can permanently impair their vision. Dental disease is very common as well as kidney failure. As you cat ages the doctor may want to see them more frequently to be proactive to the natural changes occurring. Bloodwork and other diagnostics can be performed to help determine if the pet needs to be receiving any type of treatment or food changes. We always want to be careful not to assume that changes your cat is experiencing are solely due to old age, if you have concerns you should schedule for a check up.

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