Night-time Tips for Cats With Cog­ni­tive Dys­func­tion

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De­men­tia-like be­hav­iour in older cats is called Cog­ni­tive Dys­func­tion Syn­drome (CDS) and can af­fect your cat’s sleep cy­cle. Your cat may nap more dur­ing the day, leav­ing her awake and pos­si­bly rest­less and anx­ious at night when you are sleep­ing and un­avail­able to of­fer her at­ten­tion. If your older cat is show­ing symp­toms of cog­ni­tive dys­func­tion, such as night­time vo­cal­iz­ing, mak­ing her as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble can help. Of­fer a num­ber of warm, draft-free rest­ing spots—as cats age they are less able to reg­u­late their body tem­per­a­ture. Plug­ging in a night­light can help cats with de­clin­ing vi­sion nav­i­gate in the dark. And a ra­dio left on low vol­ume may com­fort her when the rest of the fam­ily is sleep­ing.

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