Pets help us through so many of life’s challenges. Whenever we have a hard day at work or encounter challenges in our personal life, our pets are always there ready to greet us with unconditional love and companionship.
We owe a lot to our pets and we’re guessing that’s a sentiment shared by numerous other pet owners around the world.
Our pets need us more as they age. Cats specifically need the help of their owners if they have developed a condition known as feline cognitive dysfunction or cat dementia.
You can check out the symptoms of feline cognitive dysfunction in last week’s article. This time around, we’ll focus more on the ways to better manage and treat that challenging condition.
Antioxidants help avert dementia symptoms
There is no known cure for dementia in people or in cats. Prevention is still what you should be aiming for.
Per this article from Science Daily, antioxidants are among the substances that can help stave off the symptoms of dementia. Knowing that, you should try serving foods rich in antioxidants more often to your cat.
The good news is that fish meat is a great source of antioxidants. You should have little trouble getting your furry friend to gobble up pieces of his/her favorite fish. Lean cuts of meat are also good sources of antioxidants so don’t shy away from your giving your cat some chunks of chicken breast.
Play Games More Frequently
Keeping the brain engaged will help in the fight against dementia. When it comes to cats, the move is to get them to play more frequently.
Drop by the pet store and check out some new toys and prioritize the more interactive ones. Taking the time to play with your pet whenever your schedule allows it would also be ideal.
Make Your Home More Accommodating
You can also make your home a better environment for your cat.
This means keeping things in place longer so that your cat has an easier time finding his/her food bowl or litter box. Speaking of the litter box, you should also consider purchasing one with lower sides so that your cat can enter and exit with no trouble.
Installing some more ramps and lights can also help your cat navigate your home without getting lost.
Our cats help us out so much just by being there all the time. As they grow older, it’s on us to make a greater effort to cater to them. Try out the tips included in this article and see if they help make daily life easier for your senior pet.
Treating cognitive dysfunction in an older cat is an ongoing job. We at TAILored Cat Services want to help with it. Reach out to us at 425-923-7791 or email through our website if you want to secure professional care for your pet.