Why is your senior cat losing weight?

WEIGHT LOSS IN CATS

IS NOT NORMAL

As cats age, they become more susceptible to various health conditions which can directly result in weight loss.

On top of that, their metabolism changes, and their ability to absorb nutrients from their food starts to decline.

IF YOUR CAT IS LOSING WEIGHT

TAKE HER TO A VET

THE MOST COMMON CAUSES

OF WEIGHT LOSS IN SENIOR CATS

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#1:  An underlying health problem

Common health issues leading to weight loss:

– Dental problems – Hyperthyroidism – Chronic kidney disease – Cancer – Diabetes mellitus – Gastrointestinal disorders – Parasites – Chronic pain

#2:  Different nutritional needs

As cats age, their ability to absorb nutrients from their food declines. 

It's the main reason why senior cats need a  special diet.

IF YOUR CAT IS LOSING WEIGHT

CONTACT YOUR VET!

Please always follow your vet's recommendations!

LEARN MORE ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS IN SENIOR CATS

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