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Feature May 2014 Issue

Feline Cognitive Dysfunction

Often, a cat suffering from feline cognitive dysfunction may seem disoriented or become reclusive from the people and other cats in the household.

Feline Cognitive Dysfunction

Unfortunately, all aging cats are at risk for the feline form of Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s how you can help ease some of the symptoms.

Cats become increasingly susceptible to age-related disease conditions as they grow old, and most of these disorders are bound to have an effect on their behavior. Arthritis, for example, is likely to cause a formerly rambunctious cat to slow down dramatically as he transitions through his so-called golden years; kidney and urinary tract disease may severely impact the animal’s litter box behavior; periodontal disease and tooth loss may alter his eating habits; and progressive hearing…

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