|Many vets recommend that even healthy senior cats have a periodic blood test. Cats rarely show symptoms of problems like renal failure until their kidney function is almost gone, but if the signs of kidney failure are detected early, the illness can be treated early.
Although there’s no cure for most elderkitty illnesses, if you’re able to find the problem before it shows, you can improve your cat’s quality of life in the long term.
Cat expert and animal communicator JaneA Kelley is the webmaster and chief cat slave for Paws and Effect, a weekly cat advice column by cats, for cats and their people.
December 20th, 2011