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RE: Problems with elderly cat

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Posted by: PHAbymom at Wed Jan 25 19:14:37 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHAbymom ]  
   

Kudos to you for adopting a senior cat! With all that has been going on with Chloe, have you spoken with the vet or had current tests run? Senior cats, and persians in particular, often have kidney problems and develop chronic renal disease which means that the kidneys no longer properly filter the poisons from the body for elmination. Cats who drink a lot of water, and urinate a lot are often showing symptoms of the progressive kidney disease. One of the few ways your cat has of telling you that something isn't right in her world is peeing or pooping outside the box. Sometimes the cat associates some discomfort with elimination with the litterbox and for that reason goes elsewhere. Another symptom of a build up of the toxins in the body is nausea and that may be affecting her willingness to eat her usual food.

There are some diet and treatments to aid the cats who have kidney problems and these often help.

Chloe's problems with her rear legs may be arthritis which can cause mobility issues. This type of pain and mobility issue can also affect her using the litterbox. Again, talk to your vet about adding some supplements like glucosamine which often helps ease joint pain.

Good luck and keep us posted on Chloe's progress!




   

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