Can a 10 year old cat get FIP?
Most cats that develop FIP are between the age of 3 months and 2 years of age, although any age cat can develop the disease.
When does a 6 month old kitten become more aggressive?
Your adolescent 6-month old kitten has become more aggressive. Unless you have spayed or neutered them, they will make numerous attempts to attract other cats for mating, including marking places using urine, making “hot” noises, or roaming around the neighborhood. Your kitten will also starts to see other kittens and cats as rivals.
Why does my 18 year old cat have a lump in her stomach?
My 18-year-old cat has developed a lump in her stomach she’s not eating or drinking or going to the bathroom at all. She cries when touched or she’s picked up. I took her to the vet two weeks ago they did an x-ray and said there was nothing wrong but the other night I went to give her a bath and found a mass in her stomach.
How does old age affect an elderly cat?
They experience old age in different ways and at their own pace. Grey hairs appear round the muzzle and in the fur (some owner therefore refer to older pets as “silvers”). An elderly cat grows thinner; its backbone, hips and shoulders become more prominent as it loses the insulating layer of fat under the skin.
What are the signs of an older cat winding down?
These are all signs of “winding down”. Older cats exercise less and sleep more, they groom less thoroughly and less often. They lose their appetites. The early stages of this decline are so gradual that owners may not notice it.
How old does a cat have to be to get FIP?
FIP results from a mutation in the coronavirus and usually affects cats between six months and two years of age. Some clinical trials give us hope for a cure for FIP, so, while it is often fatal, this is not always the case.
What causes sudden aggression in an older cat?
-Aggression with a medical origin is also common. Pain is the most sudden medical cause for sudden aggression, particularly in older cats or those who have always had a calm temperament.
Why does my kitten have a cyst in her abdomen?
This is the most common reason for ascites in younger cats/kittens. Cats may also become infected by eating flies or cockroaches that carry Isospora cysts. Isospora infections usually cause no problems in adult cats but can cause significant disease in younger cats or kittens.
What are the symptoms of kidney failure in cats?
The most common symptoms: 1 Hiding. 2 Anemia. 3 Sudden weight gain or loss. 4 Mental confusion. 5 Heart failure. 6 (more items)