Cat Specific Advice
Caring for an older cat:
Geriatric cats have wasted away as their sense of smell waned. As a response, you can purchase more aromatic food or heat up their regular meal, thus releasing a stronger odor.
The immune system of older cats is less able to fend off illnesses. Dehydration, a consequence of many diseases common to older cats, further diminishes blood circulation and immunity.
The skin of an older cat is thinner and less elastic, has reduced blood circulation, and is more prone to infection. Kitty senility is evident in symptoms such as wandering, excessive meowing, apparent disorientation, and avoidance of social interaction.