Why Has My Cat Stopped Grooming?

Why Has My Cat Stopped Grooming
Grooming is a natural instinct of cats. In fact, they spend a good part of their day licking and cleaning themselves. This is a daily routine, thus many cat parents will notice when their furballs stop grooming themselves. Those who are too busy to notice their cat’s behavior may just think that something is wrong because of their pet’s unkempt appearance, and will soon realize that their cat has not been attending to his daily personal hygiene.

On top of the list of potential causes why grooming habits of many senior cats become less impeccable are joint problems.

As cats grow older, they tend to suffer from joint stiffness and arthritis. Thus they are not as flexible as before. Trying to reach certain parts of the body during grooming can bring about pain and discomfort.

Joint problems generally take time to develop, so you might not notice immediately that your kitty is having grooming problems, until the hair coat appears dirty and matted.

It’s best to work with your Rochester, NY veterinarian in addressing your pet’s joint issues. Learn more visit here.

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