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A catís teeth are very important for eating and tearing into flesh. If your cat is losing its teeth, and still eating dry food, or on a raw food diet, you may need to switch to canned wet food for easier eating. Ask you vet for tips on teeth brushing and always remember to ask if its time for a teeth cleaning on your next doctor visit.
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While cats of all ages can succumb to heart disease, they are more prone to complications as they get older. Routine health examinations are recommended, because when left unchecked, heart disease can lead to fluid buildup in the lungs, high blood pressure, and other serious health conditions.
Like people, cats will age at different rates. Just make sure you provide your cat with everything it needs to enter its twilight years with a clean bill of health.
Senior Cats: A Few Things to Keep in Mind originally appeared on petMD.com