Older cats sleep more as their energy levels decline. Respect their need for additional rest.
A decreased appetite or struggling to eat indicate declining health. Try tempting with favorite foods.
Messy coats and unkempt fur happen when cats can no longer self-groom. Help groom them daily.
Your cat withdrawing from family, toys, and activities signals their approaching end. Give them affection.
Incontinence and forgetting the litterbox are common as cats decline. Clean accidents without scolding.
Gradual weight loss from illness is expected. Help them maintain nutrients with easily digestible foods.
Yowling, groaning, or other vocal changes can indicate your cat is in pain or distressed.