My tomcat got a gastritis return during pandemics exactly because we share the same home day and night.
He is also very vocal, just because he loves to meow :-).
If I talk to him, he "talks" to me. If I keep silence, he is silent to.
Remembering is to guarantee something like this will not happen again.
1) Simple question: what does mean "old person"? Is it 65 y? 60? 70?
Is the definition to be related to the average life span? Or to what demographic indicator?
2) Each country, region, area have their own demographic status and health status. Although I am not familiar with USA demography...
@bear I have some plants in the room - I will check the toxicity
I fully agree - the dry food is not appropriate. The only reason I opted for dry food is that he eats mostly during nighttime, so I cant leave wet food in the bowl.
If I could train him to feed daytime I could feed him wet food only.
Thank you, @Talien, @gilmargl!
My tomcat is clearly in distress: attacks me (well, playful, not hurting but is still not the way he behaves usually) purrs without being petted.
Apart from feeding wet food only, I do not know what else to do.
Some say not to let him drink for 6 hours after...
As a very personal attitude, I always go for the fight.
So, before discussing when it is the right time, I dare to say that there are still solutions to try.
A 12 yeas old cat may be considered old, but it is not at the end of life.
In order to decide the cure, an investigation is absolutely...
My tomcat has gastritis, for 2 years now. He was on Nexium (esomeprazol) for 2 months. When I stopped the treatment (vet decision), he started to vomit and/or regurgitate (gastric juice + non-digested dry food) a few minutes after feeding dry food - Purina Delicat. I switched to Purina...
Food matters a lot.
A well-known brand does not equal "good for all cats".
Check the label, check the internet, experiment with various brands.
The first option, in my humble opinion, is to check and double-check the food. Only after careful investigation of the food, there is time for...
First, I would check for feline asthma - there is a specific maneuver to investigate this. The maneuver cant be performed at home.
Then, an abdominal echo may help to see whether there is a stomach or bile problem.
Frequent smaller meals as @mrsgreenjeens mentions - this strategy works for my...
My cat can not take 100% protein food. He vomits right away. But the meal frequency also counts.
The frequency is a disputed matter.
I feed a mixed diet:
50% wet - 50% dry - roughly.
The wet meals are 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. The dry ones - at will rest of the time.
The probability does not apply to individual cases.
Also, they are a number of causes of death. If one wants to relate individuals to statistics, then the risk shall be computed taking into account most of the risk factors, such as occupation, weight, heart diseases, family, smoking, drinking...