Caring for Your Aging Cat: A Quality-of-Life Guide for Your Cat's Senior Years

Since cats have a natural talent for looking better than they feel, it may surprise owners to learn that felines are considered “senior” at 7 and “geriatric” at 14. This invaluable guide explains such things as how to help an older cat with grooming, how to recognize the diseases that come with age, and how to tell if the animal is in pain or discomfort. Here, too, are the many different state-of-the-art treatments available—including how much each should cost. End-of-life questions—such as euthanasia and hospice care—are discussed frankly and with compassion for both pet and owner. Full of heartwarming case studies, this is a book for everyone who has the good fortune to live with a cat.

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By Kristen (Bismarck, ND) · ★★★★☆ · February 22, 2008
ILL'd this because my 16-year old cat is getting increasingly creaky. (I figured she was something like 75 in cat years but it turns out to be more like 82!) Good lists of symptoms to look out for and changes to expect. Needed the guilt trip about the teeth. Targeted just right in terms of being... ...more
By Kim (White Lake, MI) · ★★★★★ · September 02, 2012
Good source for cat owners ...more