What Causes Feline Dementia?
Feline Dementia is often refereed to as CDS or “Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome” as it comes in varied levels. It is estimated that a cat who is over the age of 12 has a 50% chance of having some mild to advanced cognitive dysfunction. While it is not completely understood why this happens, some experts and general cat lovers believe it is down to wet foods.; More specifically, the metal cans the food comes in.
Aluminum has been linked to causing Alzheimer’s by leaching into the brain tissue. This is caused by a metal toxicity within the body. A healthy human body will be able to detox all heavy metals but one that is not functioning properly will simply store them. A cat’s body works the same way and often times metals like lead and aluminum end up in brain tissue. This can cause mild forgetfulness or full-on cognitive impairments.