Old Cat Falls While Sleeping. What can I do?
December 30, 2008 3:46 PM Subscribe
My elderly cat is losing her balance - what can I do to make her life easier?
posted by julen to pets & animals (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My cat is somewhere between 16 and 18 years old and generally spry and in good health ... but: She has been falling off the top of my (old school bulky) monitor with alarming frequency - five times today - all while napping. What can I do to improve her balance, or more realistically, reduce the falls from the computer monitor, the warmest place in my office/studio.
Her balance has been reduced while awake, too - she's leaping slightly less far, and occasionally misjudges how high she has to jump to get to a high surface, and she has fallen from the narrow rim into our water/lily/fish-filled kettlepot 3 times in the last three months (while slurping, not fishing).