Important Reasons Senior Cats Become Very Vocal

important-reasons-senior-cats-become-very-vocalMany cats become more vocal as they enter their golden years. Although this can be a part of the aging process, there are other potential reasons for the behavior.

Pain or discomfort

A cat that is in pain may become very noisy. A visit to your veterinary clinic may help establish the underlying cause of his behavior. Many vets recommend that elderly cats should be brought in for wellness checks at least every six months or whenever necessary.

Dementia

Just like humans, senior cats are prone to confusion. Some develop conditions that are similar to dementia in humans. Ask your vet about possible supplements that can help support your pet’s aging brain.

Thyroid problems

Thyroid problems tend to occur more in mature cats compared to younger ones. Many senior cats suffer from hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland). These cats seem to be constantly hungry and thirsty, which can cause them to become very vocal. Fortunately, the problem can be addressed with medication.

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