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Comprehensive geriatric information

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Does anyone know of any comprehensive web sites on caring for your geriatric cat? Shep is 15+, a stray we found 12 years ago and her age was somewhere between 3 and 5 at that time. Her only real health issue is stomatitis (spelling?), a persistent inflamation of the gums that we treat alternatingly with antiobiotics, steroids and dental care. She is slightly underweight due to the mouth problems, but we have stabilized her weight pretty well over the last year.

We had her at the vet on Saturday for a checkup. The vet tells me that she is just a senior. She looks like a shaky old lady to me. Would love a sight on how to get thru those geriatric years. We haven't done this for a while and we are rusty.

Thanks all!
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I don't know of any sites to recommend, but for the first two weeks in July, members were able to ask Amy Shojai (visiting cat expert) questions about geriatric cats in the Sharing Golden Moments forum. That forum is now locked, but the threads can be used as a reference.

To see the threads, you will notice a drop down box on the lower right side. If you select view threads for the last 60 days, you will be able to see the complete forum. You could also try searching the archieves for information on geriatric cats. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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I can't personally vouch for this, but thought it may be helpful to you -

Caring For Older Kitties

After having just said sad goodbyes to my last "geezer" (18 years old), if I can help with anything, don't hesitate to let me know. Continued best of luck to you.


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I cannot stress enough how wonderful Amy Shojai's new book Complete Care for Your Aging Cat is. $14.95 through Amazon.com
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Thanks all!
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