Cats, like most animals, have varying symptoms due to aging that are not present when they are younger. Taking care of cat symptoms due to aging can be problematic at times, but it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Some of these problems can include loss of hair, joint damage, and loss of eyesight, but there are some simple things that you can do to help to prevent and alleviate the symptoms for your pet. I have come up with a long list of home remedies for cats that helped my cat, that is thirteen years old, continue to live a healthy and happy life.
Dealing with cat hair loss
There are many different reasons why a cat will lose their hair, but the two most common reasons are stress and thinning of the coat due to age. While your first reaction may be to take your cat to the vet, there are a few things that you can do to alleviate this problem and potentially solve it without spending a lot of money at the vet. If you think that hair loss may be stress related it is best to play with the cat as much as possible, as their stress tends to be caused by lack of interaction. With my cat, I decided to take her into my office and allow her to lay on my lap giving her the attention and closeness that she needed. Thinning of the hair can be a more serious problem, but it could be as simple as the cat getting older. In order to test this try giving your cat egg yolk as egg yolk provides the cat with much-needed protein and vitamins and minerals that help to promote hair growth. I give my cats one egg yolk every two days in order to help them maintain their coats. Within the first week of doing this for my older cat her hair loss disappeared and she began to grow her coat back. If you notice an improvement of your cat’s coat when administering this natural remedy then chances are that your cat was just missing the vitamins and minerals required for hair growth. If your cats hair growth does not improve, it is time to take them to the vet to determine what the underlying cause is.
Treating joint pain in your cat
As cats get older their joints begin to suffer as a result. What you’ll begin to notice is that your cats feet will begin to bend and the strain of their weight will be visible as a result. You can’t prevent your cat from jumping, but you can do quite a few things to help alleviate the pain of joint damage. One thing that I started doing with my cat is carrying her upstairs and being sure to place her on the ground rather than allow her to jump. This will help to reduce the amount of impacts from jumping and get them used to asking you for assistance when climbing stairs. Another thing you can do is give them a bed that will help to keep them warm throughout the day. Increasing the temperature of your house or the room your cat is in will also help to alleviate their joint pain. What I have also found is that if you help massage their joints it will help to alleviate the tension in their tendons and in their muscles. Be sure to promote the act of pawing or kneading from your cat as it helps them to exercise their joints and promote blood flow. You can do this by providing them something soft to press against or hold them in your lap as they will naturally paw you.
Dealing with respiratory issues
One of the best ways to deal with respiratory issues in cats is to provide them with natural liver. You can either administer this through buying natural liver or buying treats that have natural liver in them. You can buy around two-hundred of these for right around thirteen dollars, which means that the normal dosage can last between one to two months, making giving your cat the needed medication easier than ever. This medication also helps with their eyesight and helps to prevent the formation of cataracts, giving your cat healthy eyesight for many more years to come. Be sure to cuddle your cat and promote purring as this helps to regulate their breathing and exercise their lungs.