Short Takes

October 2016 Issue

A New Report Says Healthy Aging Can Be Achievable

It’s now generally accepted that feline healthy aging is achievable just as it is in humans where the field of aging is dedicated to optimizing mental, social and physical well-being and function in older adults, the report says. “What has been less well defined, however, is what healthy aging actually looks like in a cat; in other words, what changes would be considered ‘normal for age’ … as opposed to deteriorative changes.”

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