Top 5 Aging Problems in Cats & Advice by Veterinarian, Dr. Janice
on August 16, 2016
Posted in Cat
Top 5 Aging Problems in Cats and preventative advice by our expert Veterinarian, Dr. Janice:
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- Kidney Disease
This is a biggie! Most cats over the age of 12 suffer from some form of kidney disease. Many times by the time they show clinical signs, the kidney is already damaged. Routine blood and urine tests can pick this up early. There are many excellent holistic treatments to help manage kidney disease in older cats. The Kidney Support Gold is excellent. See below for pet wellbeing recommendations!
A large number of older cats have weight issues. It is important to make sure they still get exercise and eat properly. Your veterinarian should be able to counsel you on this. Obesity can lead to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. See below for Pet wellbeing’s Blood Sugar Gold.
- Dental disease
Older cats frequently have tartar, broken teeth, or infected gums. Dental disease can lead to kidney problems, heart problems and liver abscesses. These must be addressed by proper cleaning and home care. I also now recommend Pet Wellbeing’s Healthy gums.
This is particularly common in obese older cats. Cats who have diabetes may need insulin or simply dietary management. Blood Sugar Gold is excellent to help support your cat for this condition, but not a substitute for insulin.
- Helps maintain eye and liver health
- Supports healthy triglycerides
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels
- Supports normal serum insulin levels
- Natural support for Diabetes in Cats
Order Blood Sugar Gold today and help support your cats blood sugar levels.
This occurs frequently in older cats as a result of an overactive thyroid gland. It can lead to heart disease in older cats. There are many conventional and holistic treatments for this condition. The thyroid condition can be treated with Thyroid Support Gold or a pharmaceutical.
Also recommended for heart disease, one of my favourite herbal remedies – Young at Heart to help your cat’s cardiovascular system stay healthy.
Pet Wellbeing Recommendations
Effective support for your cats heartThis gentle, natural supplement supports:
- Healthy and normal heart function
- Heart muscle & heart rhythm
- Healthy blood pressure
- Good circulation
- 1 bottle is a 4 month supply for most average sized (up to 12lb) cats
Thyroid Support Gold – Cat Hyperthyroidism SupportEffective natural support for feline hyperthyroidism
- Metabolic support for normal weight, appetite and thirst
- Addresses underlying healthy function of the thyroid gland
- Supports a regular, smooth coat
- Supports heart function
- Supports normal sleep patterns
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Supports normal and stable kidney function:
- Energy levels
- Urination and thirst (hydration)
- Appetite and weight
- General vitality
- Immune support
Natural maintenance for oral hygiene contributes to:
- Good resistance to oral infections
- Less plaque build up
- More pleasant breath
- Soothing of the gums
- Prevention of problems that result from gum inflammation 1 bottle = 2oz (59ml) a 4 month supply for most cats
Order Healthy Gums today and help your cat maintain good oral health and better breath!
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Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for over 30 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. Ask Dr. Jan