10 signs of Feline Dementia

Spatial disorientation or confusion – getting trapped in corners or forgetting the location of the litter box. House-soiling is the most common reason for referral of old cats to animal behaviouralists.
By Pets Team
Published on Thursday, 28 October 2010

  1. Spatial disorientation or confusion – getting trapped in corners or forgetting the location of the litter box. House-soiling is the most common reason for referral of old cats to animal behaviouralists.
  2. Altered relationships either with their owners or other pets in the household – increased attention seeking or aggression
  3. Increased irritability or anxiety, or decreased response to stimuli
  4. Changes in sleeping patterns
  5. Inappropriate vocalisation such as loud crying at night
  6. Loss of memory, such as forgetting commands or breaking house training
  7. Changes in activity – aimless wandering or pacing, or reduced activity
  8. Lack of interest in food, although some cats actually want more food.
  9. Decreased grooming
  10. Confusion about time, such as forgetting that they have just been fed