Outdoor Cat House
Standard Insulated Heated
Outdoor Cat House
Extended Roof & Platforms
Outdoor Cat House
Platform and Lofts
Outdoor Cat House
Duplexes & Double Deckers
Outdoor Cat Feeding Station
Normal & Extended Roof

Cedar Wood Outdoor Cat Houses

Cat Health Care Problems In Senior Cats

It is natural and logical that as a cat ages it beings to face more and more cat health care problems. Just like humans, cats age and their health deteriorates. Those people who own senior cats are advised to keep a close eye on their pet’s health and to keep cat health care an absolute priority. Although unfortunately many of the cat health care problems associated with older cats are untreatable, vets can make life as comfortable as possible for the pet through medication or diet.

One of the most common afflictions developed in our senior feline friends is osteoarthritis. The condition affects cats in the same way it does humans, meaning that it causes painful inflammation of the joints making mobility difficult. Signs of osteoarthritis are normally quite obvious. Normally the animal will appear stiff, have trouble getting up or sitting or lying down, appear to find climbing stairs difficult, walk awkwardly or generally appear less mobile. Cat owners who believe that their pet is affected by this particular cat health problem should take him or her to the vet’s practice. Although there is no exact treatment for the illness, a range of cat food aimed at senior, arthritic cats is available and this can ease pain.

Older cats are also more likely to suffer from the cat health care problem heart disease. Vets typically find around a tenth of cats to have some type of heart condition. The symptoms are not too obvious but can include coughing which is more noticeable at night and a decrease in appetite. A vet will be able to confirm suspicions of heart problems and suggest ways to improve the pet’s condition. Options include altering the pet’s diet or exercise regime. Alternatively, some other treatments might be able to lengthen the cat’s life.

Finally, older cats are also often affected by chronic renal failure. This is a progressive and irreversible cat health care problem which basically means a deterioration of the kidney function. The condition can be caused by several factors such as polycystic kidney disease, cancer, infections or poisoning. Amongst its many symptoms are excessive drooling, increased thirst and urination, vomiting and mouth ulcers. Owners should remember that not all cats will develop all of these symptoms. The illness has no cure, but options are available to manage it and maintain the highest possible quality of life for the cat. The most important thing is managing the pet’s diet so that it remains hydrated. Therefore moist cat food is a good choice and plenty of fresh water must always be provided. Feeding a cat food which is lower in proteins and phosphate will limit the amount of toxins in the blood and therefore reduce the workload placed on the kidneys.

Posted under Miscellaneous Content

This post was written by Noel D'Costa on May 17, 2010


More Blog Post

Previose Post:

Have you shopped for an Outdoor Cat house, or for your cat's various other furniture and feline lifestyle sustenance needs, at eBay.com?

Listed on eBay under the category of Outdoor House - Cat Supplies there are as of date (2/09/2017) in a single location 370 readily purchasable items, compromising of among other things Cedar Wood Outdoor Cat Houses, Cedar Wood Outdoor Insulated Houses, Cedar Wood Outdoor Heated Houses, and even Waterproof Outdoor Heated Houses. Most vendors of these items ship internationally, and many of them offer FREE SHIPPING to all destinations in continental USA. Displayed below are just a sample of the Cat Outdoor Houses currently available. Thank you for shopping with us, and if you have not found what you want here, or on www.catbedandtoy.com, give eBay a try - You can't go wrong.

Outdoor Cat House - K & H Pet Products, waterproof heated or unheated kitty houses Outdoor Cat House - Waterproof Solid Wood Outdoor Pet Shelter With Weatherproof Deck and Ramp Outdoor Cat House - Pawhut 2-Story Indoor/Outdoor Wood Cat House Shelter with Roof Outdoor Cat House - NEW SOLID WOOD 3 Story Outdoor Cat Home Kitten House Tower for Backyard Kitten Outdoor Cat House - Petsfit 20 Inches L x 20 Inches W x 32 Inches H Outdoor Cat Shelter, Cat House / Condo With Escape Door
Outdoor Cat House - Petsfit Grey 28 Inches L x 18 Inches W x 20 Inches H Outdoor Cat Shelter Large, Outside Cat House / Condo With Escape Door Outdoor Cat House - Weather Resistant Cedar Wood Outdoor Cat House Shelter with Pitched Roof Outdoor Cat House - Weatherproof Fully Enclosed 6 Large Free-Standing Perches Wooden Outdoor Cat House Outdoor Cat House - Petsfit Wooden Grey Cat House Condo Outdoor/Indoor Shelter With Back Escape Door For Feral Cat Outdoor Cat House - New Version Petsfit 30 inch x 22 inch x 29 inch Outdoor cat house With Escape Door
eBay Money Back Guarantee

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional