Ask the Vet: 我的貓十歲了，但最近牠開始變得很不乖，例如會爬到廚房檯上偷食物，有甚麼原因使牠變得這樣嗎？| My cat is 10 but suddenly behaving badly, such as climbing on the kitchen counter to steal food. Is there a reason she has suddenly become like this?
Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc
DR. PAULINE SAYS: I’d be concerned that at 10 years of age, your cat has a disease or deficiency in her body & the amount of food you feed her isn’t enough to satisfy her needs nowadays. As we get older, we develop inefficiencies in many parts of our bodies, the digestive system being one area. Assuming you haven’t changed her food type, & she has safe & easy access to what you feed, & it’s not being stolen by another pet, I’d check her weight for losses weekly, deworm her, increase the amount of food being fed in her feeding bowl by 10-20%/day, and monitor the behavior response. If stealing food continues, she needs a health check.