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What age do cats get dementia

Dementia in cats varies from species to species. In some cats, dementia is seen after age 6 or 7, and in others it is not seen until age 10 or later. Cats that are spayed or neutered before reaching reproductive maturity are at higher risk of developing dementia because the ovaries that produce estrogen and testosterone are removed.

What symptoms does dementia cause in cats?

The diagnosis of dementia in cats is made through a combination of behavioral signs and laboratory tests. Behavioral signs that may be seen include loss of normal playfulness, destructiveness, anxiety, aggression, and depression. Changes in daily activities and sleeping patterns are also seen.

What are the causes of dementia in cats?

Dementia in cats is caused by the degenerative process that affects the brain. The cause of this degenerative process is not known.

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