Signs of Dementia in Cats•
Posted on October 13 2017
Dementia (Cognitive Dysfunction)Just like us, old age brings various conditions and complications, which unfortunately no cat is exempt from. Dementia is also commonly referred to as “cognitive dysfunction”, and is related to the aging of a cat’s brain in terms of their behaviour, memory and learning abilities.
Symptoms of dementia in catsThere are various symptoms associated with dementia in cats, which is why it is important to seek advice from your vet as soon as you become concerned. The symptoms include:
- Waking up during the night
- Loss of appetite
- Disorientation, confusion, difficulty remembering the route home (outdoor cats) and locating the litter tray, bed and other areas they may live in throughout the house.
- Change in regular routine