Health

July 2012 Issue

Is Your Aging Cat Slowing Down?

Consider the possibility that your beloved pet is experiencing pain in its joints. Here’s what you should know.

At the age of 12, your cat seems to be slowing down a bit, and that could be perfectly normal. After all, a cat of her age — equivalent to the age of 65 or so in a human — has been living a full life and deserves to take it easy on herself. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to have the animal checked out by your veterinarian. It’s quite possible that her diminished activity is a consequence not only of her advancing age, but of a debilitating pain in one or more of her joints.

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