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How long do black short hair domestic cats live?

How long do black short hair domestic cats live?

With proper care, the Domestic Shorthair cat can live up to twenty years.

How does dental disease affect an older cat?

Dental disease is very common in aging cats. Cats can get painful holes in their teeth, broken teeth, gum disease and oral tumors that significantly affect their quality of life. Infections in the mouth enter the bloodstream and can slowly affect the liver, kidneys and heart.

How old is Chloe, my 11 year old cat?

One of my cats (Chloe) is about 11 years old and has always been a little skittish. About 1 year ago we got a dog who likes to pester the cats so we closed …

Who is the best cat dentist for cats?

Dr. Ernie Ward delves into his top dental questions when it comes to cats. For more from Dr. Ward, find him on Facebook! For some inexplicable reason, I get fewer questions from my cat clients about their kitty’s teeth and mouth than inquiries from dog guardians. I have a few theories on this phenomenon:

What kind of disease does an old cat have?

Feline chronic renal failure (CRF) is another common disease in aging cats. The Feline CRF Information Center specifies this disease is progressive and terminal but partly manageable in the early stages.

Can a 17 year old cat have dental disease?

Tara: In the article, she tells the story of a 17-year-old cat with advanced dental disease. The cat’s caretaker was reluctant to put the cat under anesthesia because of concerns about her general health … Thomas: After all, the kitty already had kidney disease and hyperthyroidism…

What do you call a cat with bad teeth?

Cats do get bad teeth but they are not usually the same as cavities in humans. The most common dental problem found in cats is a condition called Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL)

What kind of problems do older cats have?

Older cats are susceptible to such problems as arthritis, obesity, vision and hearing problems and dementia, as well as a host of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, kidney or liver disease and thyroid problems. Aging cats are susceptible to dental issues like gum disease and feline tooth resorption, a disease in which teeth dissolve at the roots.

Why are some cats more prone to dental disease?

Genetics – some cats are probably genetically more predisposed to developing dental disease than others. Teeth that are positioned abnormally in the mouth (malaligned) are more likely to accumulate plaque and tartar than those which are correctly positioned.