Cat Cancer in Senior Cats
Cat Cancer in Senior Cats
The leading cause of death in senior cats is cancer. While you may not be able to prevent it from happening, you may possibly prevent it from spreading or getting larger. There are a few steps you will need to take.
•It is very important to keep up a good relationship with your vet. By having exams done routinely, your vet will recognize any changes. You should take your senior cat to the vet twice each year.
•Observe changes in your cat. When you are petting your friend, check for any new lumps that may appear under the skin. Any new lumps should be examined by your veterinarian in case they are Cat Cancer Lumps.
•If there is a change in the way they walk, contact your vet.
•Check teeth and gums to see if there are any changes or lumps in the mouth.
•Senior cats require different nutrients than youngsters and kittens. Be sure to feed your cat an age appropriate diet. There should be an increase in fiber and antioxidants as your cat ages.
•It may be beneficial to add some dietary supplements to your cat’s diet to boost their immune system, such as [Cat Cancer Dietary Supplements]. Consult with your vet before adding supplements to their diet.
•There has been some controversy over the necessity of vaccinations as cats age. While many people have a cutoff age when they stop vaccinations due to the fact that they can compromise the immune system, consult your vet before discontinuing any vaccinations. Most states require rabies by law.
Signs and Symptoms
Early detection is vitally important. Look for and recognize the symptoms of potential Cat Cancer in your cat. There may be a Cat Loss of Appetite and Cat Loss of Weight. Coughing, Cat Vomiting, new lumps, Cat Seizures and Cat Increased Urination can all happen during the senior years. A combination of these symptoms could indicate a serious illness and you should consult with your veterinarian.
Your cat’s breath may be an indicator of a problem. If you brush your cat’s teeth and maintain good hygiene, they should not have bad breath. If Cat Bad Breath begins, it can be a sign of oral cancer.
Educating yourself as to breed specific or gender specific cancers will help you to be on the lookout for changes and early detection.
Senior cats have personality traits and habits, just as humans do. If you notice a change in these things, you should contact your veterinarian. An occasional bad day may be had by all, but if it persists, it is time for action.
Cancer can be a devastating illness for your cat. The parents of the cat will suffer along with their beloved cat. There will be many decisions that have to be made if your cat is diagnosed. You need to consider the effect of the disease on your cat. If it is an early detected cancer, you may be able to achieve a total cure. If it has advanced and possibly metastasized, you may have more difficult decisions to make. Surgery, Cat Radiation Therapy and Cat Cancer Chemotherapy all have major side effects. If you are there for your cat, you may need to make the difficult decision to not allow them to go through unnecessary pain for what may be for you and not in their best interest.
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