A 136 page, fully illustrated book aimed at cat owners and veterinary professionals, launched April 2016.
‘Caring for an elderly cat’ has been written as an information source for all of those working with, and caring for, elderly cats. The first two sections of the book discuss the changes that commonly occur in a cat’s behaviour and health as they age with advice and tips on maintaining quality of life and well-being. The third section focusses on diagnosis and successful management of common old cat illnesses such as chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and diabetes mellitus. There is advice on how to spot illness at an early stage, nursing sick cats and giving medications. Section 4 provides advice on successful management of common behavioural problems of the elderly cat such as night-time vocalisation and toileting accidents. Section 5 is dedicated to judging quality of life, end of life decision-making and coping with bereavement. Several inspiring elderly cat case studies are presented in Section 6 with the remainder of the book dedicated to a glossary of veterinary terms and other reference material.