If an old cat shows behavioral changes, she may be suffering from dementia. Below you will find several symptoms that may indicate the common signs of aging.
Thanks to good care and advanced medicine, cats today often reach a very old age, so that more and more cat owners observe signs of aging in their pets. Dementia is particularly common in quadruples older than 15 years old. Even a bit earlier it can catch the four-legged friends. Memory and orientation then diminish and the owners of the animals notice various symptoms that something is wrong.
Possible symptoms of dementia
Cats with dementia often seem disoriented or confused. At times, they no longer recognize their humans and can not find familiar routes, such as those to their favorite sleeping place, the feeding bowl or the litter box. Many demented Stubentiger also move more in the apartment than usual. The orientation of the cat shows the strongest after waking up. If the cat is awake for a moment, her condition can get better again.
Aggressiveness, uncleanliness and loud moaning
Sudden messiness can also be a sign of senile dementia, as well as suddenly aggressive behavior, scratching or biting. Constant loud meowing and other vocalizations can occur in dementia, a change in sleep patterns and relationships with animal members.
Anxious, or sad behavior also indicates that an aging tummy tiger is not quite as fit.
If suspected dementia, the veterinarian helps
All of these symptoms can, but do not have to be caused by dementia. Another cause of cat disease could be the cause, and to be precise, a veterinarian helps to make the accurate diagnosis and determine treatment options.