My 17 year old cat (post cancer 2 yrs) is taking 10-15 min to settle on lap- trance-like state. Is she in pain? TIA

Asked by Member 1147648 on Jan 1st 2013 Tagged pain, elderly in Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

Animals are very good at hiding pain. Keep in mind that in human years, your cat is almost 120 years old. Senior cats can suffer from a dementia-like condition, just like humans do, and they can also suffer from arthritis and sore joints. If she is kneading with her paws, this could just be a new routine. If she were in pain, she would probably stop eating, start hiding and in some cases I've seen, stand and stare off into the distance for no apparent reason. Grandma always said "they are listening to the Angels calling them home." If you are at all concerned about her, your best bet is to take her to her vet, or if she doesn't like to travel, ask the vet to come by your home. Senior animals, just like Senior humans, need to keep in touch with their medical professionals more than they did when they were young. Purrs and hugs!

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