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Feature June 2015 Issue

Diagnosis: Lenticular Sclerosis

Lenticular sclerosis is a common phenomenon in aging cats, and while it is wise to seek veterinary consultation, it is not considered to be a serious issue.

Diagnosis: Lenticular Sclerosis

Itís a common ó but not serious ó feline optical phenomenon. Hereís what you should know, and why it is frequently mistaken for cataracts.

By the time your cat celebrates her eighth or ninth birthday, you can expect to see several age-related changes taking place in her physical condition and behavior. After all, the feline age of nine is roughly equivalent to age of 52 or 53 in humans, and your pet will inevitably start showing signs of aging. Some of these signs will be inconsequential -- while others will call for your serious attention and prompt consultation with your veterinarian.

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