|Chester, old with untreated hyperthyroidism|
"It's just old age." That's what humans say, when they see us looking scruffy, spending most of the time asleep, losing weight and generally moving more slowly.
No, it isn't "just old age."
Elderly humans get help for old age. They go to doctors and have tests. They get pain killers for arthritis, treatment for thyroid problems, medicine for high blood pressure and even treatment for cancer.
What do we get. "It's just old age."
Not good enough, humans. Wise up on cat diseases. Do as you would be done by. Give us some quality of life by getting proper treatment for our aches and pains.You can start by reading this book. Caring for an Elderly Cat by Sarah Caney and Vicky Halls.