Do you have an elderly cat in your home, or know someone who does? Learn how to keep your furry friend comfortable in the last chapters of its life.
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The life expectancy of the average indoor cat is 12 to 18 years. Search the internet however, and you'll find tales of much older felines. They include Lucy from South Wales, purported to be 40 years old as of January 2012, and Créme Puff of Texas, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 38. While these cats serve as unique specimens of feline longevity, we may bestow the title of "senior cat" upon any housecat over the age of ten.
Like people, all animals will encounter changes physically and emotionally, along with the limitations and changing needs that are part of aging. Most felines will begin to experience the effects of aging at approximately...