Video: Senility And Cognitive Loss In Cats (Part 13)
2023 Author: Molly Page | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 22:49
Like humans, many older cats suffer from cognitive decline. This syndrome is called senile dementia.
In the wild, cats rarely live long enough for this condition to manifest. Such animals simply will not be able to survive - the owners note that old cats are forgetful, can get lost, do not pay attention to potential danger. They have to be reminded that it's time to eat and not be allowed to stay outside in inclement weather.
Also, the skills of hygiene and cleanliness in the house are lost. Even in the absence of other hazards, the old cats left on the street would die, failing to meet their basic needs.
Scientists from various universities around the world studying cats have concluded that all of the above symptoms correspond to the feline form of Alzheimer's disease. Seals have been found on the outside of brain cells, similar to those found in people with senile dementia.
Researchers have identified a key protein that causes brain impairment similar to that seen in people with Alzheimer's. Thanks to the short lifespan of cats, scientists have the opportunity to observe the development of this disease and look for ways to combat it.
Cats do not live long, and effective nutrition and proper treatment should not be underestimated to prolong their life and improve its quality. Mental stimulation and companionship reduce the risk of developing dementia in both humans and cats.
Sometimes in the circus program we see cats who, it seems to us, know arithmetic. In fact, the trainer gives them some kind of signal, to which the cat reacts in anticipation of a reward. It often happens that the owner of the cat gives her a sign without even realizing it, for example, by movements of the facial muscles, and attributes the ability to count to the unusually high intelligence of the cat
Many living beings, including ourselves, learn through trial and error. They try to do something and they fail. And the next time they come across the same problem, if they are smart enough, they will try a different way of solving it.Experimentally, intellectual abilities of this kind are often determined using various puzzles
As with humans, overweight cats have an increased risk of various diseases that affect their lifespan. In addition to liver diseases and diabetes, they are trapped by arthritis, skin diseases and other problems. To determine if your cat is overweight, run your hand along its sides
People train dogs to be watchmen and bodyguards, shepherds and hunters, rescuers and helpers (such as a guide dog), so that dogs entertain the people in the circus, showing various tricks, so that they take part in competitions, for example, obedience or agility
Mainly, the manifestations of intelligence depend on the work of the sense organs and the motor abilities of the body (motor skills are the totality of the body's motor processes). Evolution treats its resources very frugally, and the animal's brain develops in accordance with the sensory signals that it can perceive and with the actions that the limbs can perform